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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

Philander the saviour of South African cricket

There was an immense amount of scepticism after Gary Kirsten had called Vernon Philander into the South African team to face Australia back in 2011 for the first Test. It was an unexpected selection ...

Short-sighted ECB to blame for England’s woes

The fall out and recriminations following England’s surrender of the Ashes to Australia will continue for a while yet. Ashes battles are each nation’s barometer of the health of their domestic game a...

The Ashes 3rd Test preview and prediction

England aren’t so much travelling to Perth as trudging there. The forces of form, history and expectation are all weighing against them as they desperately seek answers to their constant collapses wi...

We need to talk about Trevor Bayliss

In the aftermath of defeat in the second Ashes Test against Australia, it is arguably too soon to discuss the things that need to change in English cricket if their fortunes are to improve. However, ...

WIN! A copy of The Times on The Ashes

It’s competition time and we’ve got a nice stocking filler in time for Christmas, or just another addition to your already comprehensive cricket-filled bookcase! The Times is one of the UK’s best res...

The Ashes 2nd Test preview and prediction

The first Test in Brisbane threatened at several stages to be absolute classic. An unusual Gabba pitch kept the bowlers interested almost throughout and only one batsman was able to dominate in the m...