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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

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...

Time for Bangladesh test status to be revised

So another sterling performance from Bangladesh. I am all for expanding the game to make it as global as possible but so little progress seems to have been made since their elevation to test status. ...

2009 promises to be memorable for the right reasons

2008 has been a turbulent year for World Cricket. The IPL, the Stanford Series, the Mumbai bombings and plenty of talk about the direction in which the game is heading with the new influx of money an...