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Move over Bairstow and Buttler R...

We’re not particularly used to seeing specialist wicket keepers in international cricket these days....

England’s top order finds a way to fire

England secured their first overseas whitewash since 1963 in Colombo, defeating Sri Lanka 3-0. In doing so, they’ve answered ...

There are few doubts over the identity of England’s best Test batsman. It’s Joe Root. At his best, he is an effortless batsma... Root’s form a concern for England

Do Rashid and Hales signpost the future?

The decisions of Adil Rashid and Alex Hales, the England one-day and T20 internationals, garnered a lot of coverage recently as they opted to eschew red ball cricket in order to focus on the white ba...

Nottinghamshire snap up Ross Taylor

Nottinghamshire have signed New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor for the opening half of the 2018 season. The right-handed batsman was due to be announced as the latest arrival at Trent Bridge yesterday m...

When will the ICC take a firmer stance?

The fallout from the first Test in Durban between South Africa and Australia has dominated the headlines for the last few days. Sadly, the confrontation between Quentin de Kock and David Warner has b...

Philander can end Steve Smith’s supremacy

As Verbal Kent’s character in the critically acclaimed film The Usual Suspects said, “the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.” Steve Smith, Australia’s capt...

How will England fare in this summer?

After a fairly disastrous winter Test series down under, the England cricket team is back in a familiar position – rebuilding after an Ashes defeat. The situation is not as bleak as it was in the 199...

Crane can become England’s premier spinner

There are few more daunting places to make your debut than the Sydney Cricket Ground during an Ashes series. To say Mason Crane was thrown in at the deep end would be unfair on the 20-year-old Hampsh...

My favourite day at the cricket

The promise of an English summer is always one to warm the cockles during a frosty winter. You might be planning to attend to your first ever game or you might be planning to take up your usual seat ...