Jason Roy has been a revelation in England's ODI side, but could he make the transition to Test superstar as well?

England’s next wave of batting stars

England’s batting let them down in the first Test against Pakistan at Lord’s. That much was obvious to everyone, not least captain and coach, Alastair Cook and Trevor Bayliss, who both lamented naïve...
Rubel Hossain induced England's ODI nadir in Adelaide in 2015. England haven't looked back since

England’s ODI revolution is a lesson for us all

Rubel Hossain wheeled away into the Adelaide night sky, pursued with vigour by ecstatic team mates, coaching staff and cameramen eager to capture a slice of the moment. He had just splayed James Ande...
Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum delivered the 2016 MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture at Lord's

Brendon McCullum delivers at Lord’s

On Monday night I was lucky enough to attend the annual Cowdrey Lecture at Lord’s where Brendon McCullum was the guest speaker. In the Nursery Ground pavilion the former New Zealand captain spoke pas...
There have been few finer sights than Ian Bell in full flow

For whom the Bell tolls

Like all good things, it appears that Ian Bell’s England career is over. He was dropped for last winter’s tour of South Africa, but I refused to believe the end was nigh – he had, after all, been dro...
Tony Cozier was one of cricket's iconic voices

Cricket loses another voice

The announcement that Tony Cozier had died came as a hugely upsetting blow to cricket. A man described by the great Michael Holding as being ‘right up there with Sir Garfield Sobers’ in terms of his ...