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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...

Joe Root’s development continues at pace

Once the dust has settled on events in Kolkata last Sunday night, England will look back on the World T20 tournament as a whole and take a great many positives from it. The ability to chase and set h...

World T20 final preview and prediciton

And then there were two. England and West Indies will face off to decide who will be World T20 champions and, for the first time in the tournament’s history, there will be a two times champion. Kolka...

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...