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Discussing England’s Test tea...

Following England’s defeat in Antigua, the series against the West Indies has been lost and England ...

Cricket predictions 2019

Welcome to the cricketing year of 2019! What does it have in store? Well, we’ve reached for our crystal ball to try and...

There are few more daunting places to make your debut than the Sydney Cricket Ground during an Ashes series. To say Mason Cra... Crane can become England’s premier spinner

Ashes head to head: the seamers

In the final instalment of our Ashes head to head series, we look at the fast bowlers. With the spinners almost certain to come under heavy fire, the role of the seamers will play an absolutely pivot...

Ashes head to head: the keepers and spinners

Having already looked at the top order and the middle order, we now turn our attentions to the Ashes head to head: the keepers and spinners. Jos Buttler Vs Brad Haddin Buttler is currently one of the...

Ashes head to head: the middle order

Following on from our first Ashes head to head, we bring you the second in the series, this time Ashes head to head: the middle order. Ian Bell Vs Michael Clarke Two Ashes veterans will be going head...

Ashes head to head: the top order

With the 2015 Investec Ashes series nearly upon us, The Cricket Blog looks at the head to head encounters that will define the series. We start with the top order. Alastair Cook Vs Chris Rogers/Shaun...

Difference in approach will define 2015 Ashes series

With an Ashes series just around the corner, the media hype will soon start to intensify. Australia demolished England 5-0 in the last series, having themselves lost the previous series 3-0. That def...

The quintessentially un-English Englishman

You don’t need to hear Kevin Pietersen speak, about himself or anyone else, and you don’t need to hear a single story about him from his legion of fans or from his many detractors. You just needed to...

England’s future could look rosy with Moores

Since the winter’s Ashes debacle, there has been much discussion and change around the England team. In a surprise move to some, Peter Moores has been reappointed for a second shot at the Engla...