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England’s top order optimism

You can trace England’s top order troubles back to retirement of Andrew Strauss in 2012. Ever since,...

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England’s top order optimism

You can trace England’s top order troubles back to retirement of Andrew Strauss in 2012. Ever since, England have struggled to find consistency in their opening pair and their top order woes were com...

Team of the decade – one cap wonders

As the 2010s draw to a close, we thought we’d have a look back over the cricketing decade from a different angle. There’s no wrangling over how to include Smith, Williamson, Kolhi and Root in the sam...

The Hundred – where are the positives?

Love it or loathe it – and the majority appear to be in the latter camp right now – The Hundred is coming and it’s all starting to look like a proper tournament. Sure, it’s obviously a brash marketin...

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. But that wouldn’t be overly interesting as a blog post. The word ‘great’ gets bandied about with ...

Australia aren’t just about Steve Smith

England’s meek surrender of the Ashes hasn’t just been because of Steve Smith, despite what you’ll be reading in the English media over the coming days. Sure, his 671 runs in three tests has certainl...