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England’s top order optimism

You can trace England’s top order troubles back to retirement of Andrew Strauss in 2012. Ever since,...

Kent’s women’s team player of the year for 2019 is Maxine Blythin, a dashing 6ft tall stroke maker who notched four centuries... Maxine Blythin and the curious case of women’s cricket

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...