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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

The un-English Englishmen – another perspective

The subject of non-Englishmen playing for England has been enlivened once more by Keaton Jennings making his Test debut for England in Mumbai. Jennings joins a long line of non-English players to pla...

Playing for England – how English must one be?

Keaton Jennings created a slice of Test history in Mumbai, becoming the first man to score a century in his first Test innings and a golden duck in his second. This, normally, would be the sole talki...

How important is captain Eoin Morgan anyway?

The decisions by England’s ODI captain, Eoin Morgan and opener, Alex Hales to withdraw from England’s tour of Bangladesh citing security concerns in the country, have caused much consternation and di...

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...