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Australia’s struggles with spin con...

Australia struggling against spin in the subcontinent… sounds familiar, doesn’t it? A brilliant maid...

Nearly a year ago to the day, Australia held up the World Cup in triumph after a dominant display against New Zealand. Many p... World T20: How Australia got it so wrong

Australian captain Steve Smith looks back in anguish as he loses his wicket to spin in Pallekele. He wasn't the only Australian who struggles against spin bowling, and not for the first time in recent times, either

Australia’s struggles with spin continue

Australia struggling against spin in the subcontinent… sounds familiar, doesn’t it? A brilliant maiden Test hundred from Kusal Mendis gave Sri Lanka an historic win over Australia in the first Test a...
Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum delivered the 2016 MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture at Lord's

Brendon McCullum delivers at Lord’s

On Monday night I was lucky enough to attend the annual Cowdrey Lecture at Lord’s where Brendon McCullum was the guest speaker. In the Nursery Ground pavilion the former New Zealand captain spoke pas...
Aaron Finch, left, and David Warner were viewed as the best limited overs opening partnership in world cricket 12 months ago, yet their partnership was inexplicably disbanded for the World T20 by Australia

World T20: How Australia got it so wrong

Nearly a year ago to the day, Australia held up the World Cup in triumph after a dominant display against New Zealand. Many pundits dubbed Aaron Finch and David Warner as the most explosive opening d...
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World T20 Super 10 preview and prediction

With the qualifying round having ended under a cloud, both literally and metaphorically, the 2016 ICC World T20 rolls onto the Super 10 stage and the introduction of the heavy hitters. That the assoc...
King Kohli - the Indian superstar is in fine fettle and looks set to ignite India's World T20 campaign

World T20 2016 – five batsmen to watch

The 2016 World T20 features perhaps the most exciting array of attacking batting talent the game has known. Manish Tewani picks out his ones to watch, the batsman the bowlers will least like to bowl ...
Ian Bell guides another boundary down through third man en route to 109 at Trent Bridge in 2013

Why has third man become so unfashionable?

One of the first things young people learn about cricket when playing in games is the name of fielding positions. From silly mid-off to deep mid-wicket, almost every place a captain or bowler would p...
He bowled to the left, he bowled to the right... and quite often Mitchell Johnson bowled it bang on target, be it at the stumps or a batsman's head. Cricket has lost one of its entertainers with his retirment

Mitchell Johnson was pure theatre

The announcement that Mitchell Johnson had retired from international cricket did not come as a huge surprise. There were rumours of this outcome after the recent Ashes series in England and, after t...