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Expert prediction: Will Ben Stokes ...

Ben Stokes has been odds-on to win BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2019 since the summer, but now...

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 ...

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...

The Cricket Blog speaks to Ben Stokes

As one of the few players to emerge from England’s darkest winter with any credit, Ben Stokes has a chance to cement his position as England’s all-rounder for years to come. He was England’s only Ash...

Saboteur of style with lasting legacy

It began and ended with three at Newlands. Almost exactly 12 years ago, Graeme Smith made his Test debut in Cape Town against Australia. His nine ball innings, ended by Glenn McGrath on three, offere...