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Australia aren’t just about Steve S...

England’s meek surrender of the Ashes hasn’t just been because of Steve Smith, despite what you’ll b...

We can shelve the boardroom enthusiasm for ‘excitement’ that exists within the corridors of power at the ECB and its lust for... England – not very good but very exciting

A glance ahead to the Ashes

I promised myself I wouldn’t get too excited just yet, but Saturday’s Champions Trophy clash between England and Australia at Edgbaston offered a tantalising glimpse of what lies ahead this summer – ...

WIN! A copy of The Promise of Endless Summer

The Cricket Blog has teamed up with Aurum publishing to offer three lucky readers the opportunity to win a copy of Martin Smith’s new book, The Promise of Endless Summer: Cricket Lives from The Daily...

Farewell Ricky Ponting

168 Tests, 108 victories, 13378 runs, 41 centuries and an average of 51.85. Make no mistake, when talking about Ricky Ponting we’re talking about one of cricket’s all time greats. His combative style...

Australia in England 2012 ODI tour preview

So, England and Australia lock horns. Again. As in 2010, this is just an ODI tour. Not the Ashes; although, if you’re desperate for Ashes Tests, you’ll have 10 on the bounce next year. It’s no wonder...

The Cricket Blog’s 2011 Team of the Year

2012 has already got off to a blistering start with heaps of runs in South Africa and Australia. Before we come to that, however, we’re going to take a quick look back at 2011 and its star performers...

ICC awards ceremony – Trott takes top prize

Over 2000 international runs in the past year, six centuries and 12 half-centuries – Jonathan Trott was the only man who could have won the Sir Garfield Sobers trophy at the ICC Awards 2011 on Monday...