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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 fou...

Alastair Cook must see sense
Alastair Cook

The One Day International series between England and India has been a complete unmitigating disaster for the home side.

It is true to say – and obvious to point out – here at The Cricket Blog our focus is very much on cricket. You wo... The Cricket Blog speaks to Shammi Pithia

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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...
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 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...
Has MS Dhoni been too rigid as India captain?

Selection folly hurts India

The current India in England series is evenly balanced right now. This is a perfect reflection of two sides that have been struggling to win in Test matches. While England had failed to win in 10 Tes...
Jos Buttler was like a breath of fresh air for England and his bursting onto the Test scene should signal the end of Matt Prior's England career

England find the winning formula

After a year of waiting it would be senseless to get carried away with England’s success in Southampton over India, but a first win in 11 Tests was, at least, met with a huge sense of relief. And rig...