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2019 Ashes fixtures, venues and rec...

Out of the frying pan of the World Cup and into the fire of the Ashes, the English summer rumbles on...

The rise of T20 franchise leagues, from Canada to mainland Europe, a T10 league in the Middle East and now The Hundred, are a... Does cricket need to be popular? The ECB and The Hundred

England unnervingly impressive

There was a moment in Delhi on Saturday where you could see exactly how far England have come since their World Cup exit against Bangladesh in March 2015. The direct run out from Ben Stokes was not t...

World T20 semi finals preview and prediction

The World T20 is fast rumbling towards its conclusion and the wheat has been sorted from the chaff. We predicted that England and India would advance to this stage, along with South Africa and Austra...

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...

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 ...

The Testing case of Alex Hales

During the four Test series England recently won 2-1 in South Africa, Alex Hales was the newest member on the ever-expanding list of Alastair Cook’s opening partners. Post Andrew Strauss, Cook has ba...

England seek elusive consistency

It is the stated ambition of Andrew Strauss, England’s director of cricket, that the team should attain the number one ranking in all three disciplines; Tests, ODIs and T20s. The first riotous steps ...

England in South Africa 2015/16 preview

This is the final assessment in England’s marathon, 17-Test 12 months. Such is the lopsided importance placed upon beating Australia that it will, largely, be looked back on as a success, even if tha...