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The quintessentially un-English Eng...

You don’t need to hear Kevin Pietersen speak, about himself or anyone else, and you don’t need to he...

Unfortunately this season did not quite pan out as I had hoped. I have only been able to play in four games since the end of ... Life as a village cricketer

The hair, the earring, the attitude, the swagger... It was obvious from the start that KP was not cut from the same cloth as the usual England cricketer

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...
Sunil Narine's action has led to him being banned. Does it really need removing from the game?

Bent arms and broad bats

The recent spate of bowlers who have been called for, and subsequently banned for, ‘chucking’ the ball in their action has brought to mind the fairness in the battle between bat and ball; the battle ...
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Life as a village cricketer

Unfortunately this season did not quite pan out as I had hoped. I have only been able to play in four games since the end of June and, alas, not one of them was a win. I did manage a few ugly runs wi...
Alastair Cook

Alastair Cook must see sense

The One Day International series between England and India has been a complete unmitigating disaster for the home side.
Shammi Pithia's album COSMIC went straight to number one in the iTunes World Music Chart

The Cricket Blog speaks to Shammi Pithia

It is true to say – and obvious to point out – here at The Cricket Blog our focus is very much on cricket. You wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t! We do, however, have interests outside of the...
England dumped Virat Kohli on the floor on India's Test leg of their tour of England. He has too much talent to stay down there for long, though...

Virat Kohli will improve

Test cricket remains the ultimate showpiece of the sport. Despite the allure of the one day game and the various T20 competitions around the world, a game spread over five days between two evenly mat...
England celebrated their 3-1 series win over India joyously. There are still, however, gaps in the side that will be exploited by better teams

India in England 2014 series review

England finally returned to winning ways against India, following a period of almost unrelenting failure. The winning feeling was rediscovered in Hampshire, to be enjoyed and enforced in Manchester a...