Dernbach and Malinga – one and the same?

Now that’s quite a claim, isn’t it? Jade Dernbach, two matches into his international career, being compared to Lasith Malinga, the ultimate limited overs bowler of his era. As far as England are con...

India’s strange stance on technology

Whilst it is fair to say that the Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS, or DRS, to you and I) has had its teething problems in international cricket, notably in the hands of such umpiring luminaries a...

Twenty20 for 2020?

There I was reading the paper on the Tube coming back from Lord’s on Tuesday when I turned to an interview with International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge. I was expecting to read the us...

WIN a copy of Twirlymen by Amol Rajan

The Cricket Blog has teamed up with Yellow Jersey Press to give two readers the chance to win a copy of Twirlymen: The Unlikely History of Cricket’s Greatest Spin Bowlers by Amol Rajan. From W. G. Gr...

Eoin Morgan – England’s right choice

England line up to face Sri Lanka this week in their first Test match since an innings victory over Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground secured a famous Ashes victory. Not much has changed since t...

IPL 4 – the playoffs preview and predictions

The momentum is firmly with Royal Challengers Bangalore going into Qualifier 1. They beat Cheannai Super Kings on Sunday and will be confident of a repeat. What they lack that CSK possess, however, i...