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South Africa shoot themselves in th...

South Africa suffered their first ever home Test series defeat to Sri Lanka this week. It was their ...

There are fewer than 120 days until the Cricket World Cup. The last time the event took place, England were not up to the pac... The Trevor Bayliss contradiction – ODI glory, Test misery

England finally drop Ian Bell and Steve Harmison

England have dropped Ian Bell and Steve Harmison for the second test against the West Indies. Regular visitors to this blog will have been able to deduce that we approve of this. The seemingly inexha...

Countdown to the Ashes: fixtures and tickets

Although the participants have rather more pressing goals at the moment, namely winning a one-day series against New Zealand or trying to bounce back from humiliation in the West Indies, for supporte...

England humiliated in Jamaica

The ghost of Caribbean tours past visited England with a vengeance in Jamaica as they crashed to a defeat every bit as humiliating, if not more so, than any they suffered in the dark days of the 1980...

Big fuss about nothing over the ICC all-time rankings

Cricket’s penchant for ridiculous rows has emerged again in the past week after a spectacular loss of perspective by mainly Indian followers and ex-players. Now I know you are not supposed to critici...

Australia gain consolation win despite Smith heroics

Although it has got rather lost in the noise surrounding England’s complete and utter implosion, Australia saved some face by defeating South Africa in the third and final test. They won fairly comfo...