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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...

England – not very good but very exciting

We can shelve the boardroom enthusiasm for ‘excitement’ that exists within the corridors of power at the ECB and its lust for more money and more sixes with The Hundred. The ECB has, right now, the m...

2019 Ashes fixtures, venues and records

Out of the frying pan of the World Cup and into the fire of the Ashes, the English summer rumbles on. Australia haven’t won in England since 2001, but with England’s batting woes and a world-class bo...

2019 Cricket World Cup team of the tournament

The 2019 Cricket World Cup featured a number of outstanding players and performances – we’ve attempted to whittle them down to the strongest XI. To do this, though, we’ve made our selections ba...

Cricket World Cup confirms dominance of the wealthy

We are just over halfway through the 2019 Cricket World Cup and if results go the way most bookies would expect over the next 72 hours the top four, who progress to the knockout stages, will be all b...