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The un-English Englishmen – another...

The subject of non-Englishmen playing for England has been enlivened once more by Keaton Jennings ma...

Duckett and Hameed show England’s, and cricket’s, prob...
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The state of modern batsmanship is at a worryingly low ebb. The recent capitulations by Australia and England encapsulate a l...

It was all looking so good for Australia at the close of Day 1 of the first Test against South Africa at the WACA. The visito... South Africa in Australia 2016 – Australia in crisis

Keaton Jennings joined a long list of non-English England players in Mumbai. He performed okay, too...

The un-English Englishmen – another perspective

The subject of non-Englishmen playing for England has been enlivened once more by Keaton Jennings making his Test debut for England in Mumbai. Jennings joins a long line of non-English players to pla...
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...