Category: The Ashes
Test cricket’s toughest test
Bangladesh’s historic win shines a spotlight on bloated Ashes and a broken Test cricket system, lopsided in favour of the big three.
England must endure Ashes drubbing – then rebuild
England last won a Test in Australia in January 2011. It capped off a glorious tour, sealing the series 3-1 in Sydney amid scenes of travelling euphoria. It was a great England side which won its three Tests by an innings. Since then, nine defeats in 10 Tests. A victory Down Under seems as far […]
An early look at the 2020 T20 World Cup
The Twenty20 World Cup is the highlight of the international cricket calendar this year. Given how important the tournament is, all the leading nations have scheduled lots of T20 games into their schedule to ensure they are ready for the competition. Here is a look at the main contenders to lift the trophy in Australia: […]
Expert prediction: Will Ben Stokes be crowned Sports Personality of the Year 2019?
Ben Stokes has been odds-on to win BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2019 since the summer, but now that the nominations have been announced, he’s almost a shoo-in. In this article, Peter Watton from matched betting experts OddsMonkey shares his insight into the likelihood of Stokes winning the award. Running since 1954, BBC Sports […]
Australia aren’t just about Steve Smith
England’s meek surrender of the Ashes hasn’t just been because of Steve Smith, despite what you’ll be reading in the English media over the coming days. Sure, his 671 runs in three tests has certainly made their task easier, but to think England could have won if he hadn’t been playing would be a huge […]
What did we learn from The Ashes Fourth Test at Old Trafford?
Australia wrapped up the Fourth Test late on Sunday afternoon to go 2-1 up in the Series, which of course in the process means that they’ve retained the Ashes. By default, it also means that Tim Paine’s side now can’t lose them, with the best England can hope for being a win in the Fifth […]
England – not very good but very exciting
We can shelve the boardroom enthusiasm for ‘excitement’ that exists within the corridors of power at the ECB and its lust for more money and more sixes with The Hundred. The ECB has, right now, the most exciting team in the world in the form of this England men’s cricket team. The flaws in Joe […]