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Faf du Plessis returns to lead by e...

There are many things that Joe Root and the rest of his England teammates will consider over the nex...

What’s up with AB de Villiers?

It’s usually a sorry sight to see a great of his era readying himself to depart the game. There’s usually an anno...

As if the life and times of Sachin Tendulkar weren’t prominent enough, the little master now has his own film, directed by Ja... Sachin: a Billion Dreams

Faf du Plessis returns to lead by example

There are many things that Joe Root and the rest of his England teammates will consider over the next few days; how to apply themselves better, how they are going to take 20 wickets in a game and mor...

What’s up with AB de Villiers?

It’s usually a sorry sight to see a great of his era readying himself to depart the game. There’s usually an announcement, following a period of speculation, that the end is nigh and the ...

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...

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...