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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 Vs India ODI series preview

It’s only in the past couple of years that ODI series in England have started to receive a similar amount of attention to Test series. Test cricket has always been viewed, in England, as the superior...

England excel yet some of their supporters rebel

England have assembled one of the best batting units the ODI game has ever seen and they have left everyone else scratching their heads. The transformation has been as remarkable as it has been sudde...

Life as a village cricketer

Consistency is the key to any good season. It’s what makes Virat Kohli so valuable in one day cricket; it’s what made Steve Smith so valuable in Test cricket. But it’s what is hampering me in 2018. I...

Life as a village cricketer

The useful thing about being crap at cricket is that I can give you a blow by blow account of the seven runs I’ve scored this season. I can even give you a blow by blow account of the runs I haven’t ...

England’s Test team – enough is enough

Following England’s capitulation against Pakistan at Lord’s in the first Test I’d really wanted to steer clear of writing about England’s woes and write something positive about Pakistan’s incredibly...

England gamble on Buttler and Bess

Ed Smith, the new chairman of England selectors, was widely expected to spring a surprise or two in his first Test. After a wretched winter of discontent, followed by hubris then bizarre admissions o...