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An early look at the 2020 T20 World...

The Twenty20 World Cup is the highlight of the international cricket calendar this year. Given how i...

Expert prediction: Will Ben Stokes be crowned Sports Persona...

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

England’s meek surrender of the Ashes hasn’t just been because of Steve Smith, despite what you’ll be reading in the English ... Australia aren’t just about Steve Smith

Debacle Down Under poses more answers than questions

The good thing about losing 5-0 is that it’s comprehensive. There’s no arguing when you’ve been stuffed. A simple answer to a simple question, then: is this England side good enough? No. The harder q...
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How do England rise from flames of Ashes destruction?

Late evening, Sunday 25 August 2013, England’s cricketers stroll around the turf at the Oval, smiles wide, celebrating their most comprehensive Ashes victory for 34 years. Indeed it is the first time...

Australian Ashes end English era

Make no mistake – Australia have battered England and fully deserve their success. Their Renaissance under Darren Lehmann and Michael Clarke has been swift and ruthless; the right players chosen at t...

Australia aim to kick England while they’re down

Australia will be going into this week’s third Test in Pert expecting to win, expecting to dominate and expecting England to be brittle and scared. It’s an unusual position for this Australia side to...

Huge Test awaits Australia and England

The second Ashes Test this week is a crucial affair for both sides. More than simply deciding the score-line in this series, it will provide a clear indicator as to the direction both sides are heade...

England repeat same old errors

The definition of an idiot is someone who does the same thing over and over again and expects a different result. Yet again, here, England went into the first Test of a series looking completely unpr...