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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

Is Shakib Al Hasan cricket’s MVP?

It has been a great week for the underdogs of International cricket. At Headingley a very inexperienced West Indies side chased down over 300 to beat England on the last day and in Dhaka only a day l...

West Indies series provokes thoughts of happier times

30 years ago, this summer’s international visitors to England’s green and pleasant land were both in very different places. South Africa were still struggling against an appalling apartheid regime an...

South Africa in England 2017 review

Better late than never, Miles Reucroft and Andy Hunter, regular contributors to this here blog, sat down and had a chinwag about South Africa’s series with England. What is the point of a blog,...

Ben Stokes the batsman comes of age

Ben Stokes’s promotion to the vice captaincy may have come as a surprise to some, given his sometimes volatile temperament and a competitive streak that often led to confrontation. All part of the ma...

Faf du Plessis returns to lead by example

There are many things that Joe Root and the rest of his England teammates will consider over the next few days; how to apply themselves better, how they are going to take 20 wickets in a game and mor...

What’s up with AB de Villiers?

It’s usually a sorry sight to see a great of his era readying himself to depart the game. There’s usually an announcement, following a period of speculation, that the end is nigh and the ...

Sachin: a Billion Dreams

As if the life and times of Sachin Tendulkar weren’t prominent enough, the little master now has his own film, directed by James Erskine, out in cinemas now. The Cricket Blog was lucky enough to get ...