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England’s top order optimism

You can trace England’s top order troubles back to retirement of Andrew Strauss in 2012. Ever since,...

Ben Stokes has been odds-on to win BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2019 since the summer, but now that the nominations hav... Expert prediction: Will Ben Stokes be crowned Sports Persona...

The Ashes 2017/18 England squad

The Ashes is always the most anticipated series in cricket, especially seeing as India and Pakistan don’t face off in the Test arena these days. On Thursday 23 November in Brisbane, the action kicks ...

West Indies series provokes thoughts of happier times

30 years ago, this summer’s international visitors to England’s green and pleasant land were both in very different places. South Africa were still struggling against an appalling apartheid regime an...

South Africa in England 2017 review

Better late than never, Miles Reucroft and Andy Hunter, regular contributors to this here blog, sat down and had a chinwag about South Africa’s series with England. What is the point of a blog,...

Ben Stokes the batsman comes of age

Ben Stokes’s promotion to the vice captaincy may have come as a surprise to some, given his sometimes volatile temperament and a competitive streak that often led to confrontation. All part of the ma...

Faf du Plessis returns to lead by example

There are many things that Joe Root and the rest of his England teammates will consider over the next few days; how to apply themselves better, how they are going to take 20 wickets in a game and mor...

Why England WON’T win the Champions Trophy

We’ve heard why England WILL win the Champions Trophy. In the interest of balance, Andy Hunter argues why they WON’T. There is no doubt that English One Day International cricket has impr...