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The quintessentially un-English Eng...

You don’t need to hear Kevin Pietersen speak, about himself or anyone else, and you don’t need to he...

Test cricket remains the ultimate showpiece of the sport. Despite the allure of the one day game and the various T20 competit... Virat Kohli will improve

The hair, the earring, the attitude, the swagger... It was obvious from the start that KP was not cut from the same cloth as the usual England cricketer

The quintessentially un-English Englishman

You don’t need to hear Kevin Pietersen speak, about himself or anyone else, and you don’t need to hear a single story about him from his legion of fans or from his many detractors. You just needed to...
Sunil Narine's action has led to him being banned. Does it really need removing from the game?

Bent arms and broad bats

The recent spate of bowlers who have been called for, and subsequently banned for, ‘chucking’ the ball in their action has brought to mind the fairness in the battle between bat and ball; the battle ...
England dumped Virat Kohli on the floor on India's Test leg of their tour of England. He has too much talent to stay down there for long, though...

Virat Kohli will improve

Test cricket remains the ultimate showpiece of the sport. Despite the allure of the one day game and the various T20 competitions around the world, a game spread over five days between two evenly mat...
England celebrated their 3-1 series win over India joyously. There are still, however, gaps in the side that will be exploited by better teams

India in England 2014 series review

England finally returned to winning ways against India, following a period of almost unrelenting failure. The winning feeling was rediscovered in Hampshire, to be enjoyed and enforced in Manchester a...
Has MS Dhoni been too rigid as India captain?

Selection folly hurts India

The current India in England series is evenly balanced right now. This is a perfect reflection of two sides that have been struggling to win in Test matches. While England had failed to win in 10 Tes...
Jos Buttler was like a breath of fresh air for England and his bursting onto the Test scene should signal the end of Matt Prior's England career

England find the winning formula

After a year of waiting it would be senseless to get carried away with England’s success in Southampton over India, but a first win in 11 Tests was, at least, met with a huge sense of relief. And rig...