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How good is Steve Smith?

Very, is the obvious answer to the question in the title and it’s tempting to leave the debate there...

The rise of T20 franchise leagues, from Canada to mainland Europe, a T10 league in the Middle East and now The Hundred, are a... Does cricket need to be popular? The ECB and The Hundred

Why England WON’T win the Champions Trophy

We’ve heard why England WILL win the Champions Trophy. In the interest of balance, Andy Hunter argues why they WON’T. There is no doubt that English One Day International cricket has impr...

Champions trophy players to watch

We take a quick look at the players to keep an eye out for at the Champions Trophy. They are not necessarily star names, or guaranteed starters in some cases, but they could have a major impact at th...

Why England WILL win the Champions Trophy

With the Champions Trophy fast approaching, we thought we’d focus on the pre-tournament favourites and hosts, England. For so long they have been ODI also-rans, but since the 2015 World Cup, the gras...

Sachin: a Billion Dreams

As if the life and times of Sachin Tendulkar weren’t prominent enough, the little master now has his own film, directed by James Erskine, out in cinemas now. The Cricket Blog was lucky enough to get ...

Test cricket needs Dale Steyn

The sad news that Dale Steyn will not be part of the South African touring party for their Test and ODI series in England emerged this week and yet it has hardly earned a column inch. With focus seem...

Joe Root must learn from Virat Kohli

It has been a chastening winter for all of England’s cricketers in India. Heavy defeat in the Test match series was followed up by more disappointment in an enthralling ODI series and has come as a h...