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New Zealand arrive to face England with their international stock at arguably the highest level it h...

New dawn same day for England
Andrew Strauss, right, just does not trust former team mate Kevin Pietersen. He does, however, trust good friend Alastair Cook to continue as captain.

The England and Wales Cricket Board, a bastion of incompetence in a widely incompetently run sport, has proven that it is pos...

Whilst the eyes of the cricketing world begin to focus on the magnificent year of cricket ahead, one team is slowly putting i... Could New Zealand be the team of 2015?

Andrew Strauss, right, just does not trust former team mate Kevin Pietersen. He does, however, trust good friend Alastair Cook to continue as captain.

New dawn same day for England

The England and Wales Cricket Board, a bastion of incompetence in a widely incompetently run sport, has proven that it is possible to change everything, whilst in the process of changing nothing. Upo...
Trent Boult, left and Tim Southee lead New Zealand off the field after dismissing Sri Lanka for just 138 in Christchurch. The pair have been instrumental in New Zealand's rise

Could New Zealand be the team of 2015?

Whilst the eyes of the cricketing world begin to focus on the magnificent year of cricket ahead, one team is slowly putting itself in a position of real promise. With the World Cup less than a month ...
Cricket plays an integral role in cricket and needs to be used to attract the next generation of cricket supporters in the UK

Football holds the key to cricket’s UK audience

A survey by the ECB, England cricket’s governing body, at the end of 2014 revealed that participation in the sport at a recreational level is low. Kids are not playing the game. Elite participants in...
MS Dhoni briefly took India to the top of the ICC Test rankings, but his failures outside of India were marked

Dhoni’s silent exit makes a lot of noise

Having made his ODI debut for India in December 2004, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Mahi as he is fondly known, never looked back. The only thing he knew was pushing Indian cricket to greater heights. His pr...
Kumar Sangakkara has added The Cricket Blog's Player of the year to his list of prestigious awards

Team of the year 2014

A happy new year to you all from The Cricket Blog! There’s plenty to look forward to, not least in the form a World Cup and an Ashes series. There will, of course, be plenty more besides. 2014 was an...
Younis Khan is an undoubted legend of Pakistani cricket

The Legend of Younis Khan

We often talk about legends. There are many explanations about what constitutes a legend, but one thing is for sure – they stand the test of time and resonate from generation to generation. It is not...