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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...

How can England repair the damage?

Following a disastrous opening day of England’s two test series with New Zealand which saw the tourists dismissed for 58 in a little over 20 overs, The Cricket Blog’s Miles Reucroft and Andy Hunter l...

Do Rashid and Hales signpost the future?

The decisions of Adil Rashid and Alex Hales, the England one-day and T20 internationals, garnered a lot of coverage recently as they opted to eschew red ball cricket in order to focus on the white ba...

Nottinghamshire snap up Ross Taylor

Nottinghamshire have signed New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor for the opening half of the 2018 season. The right-handed batsman was due to be announced as the latest arrival at Trent Bridge yesterday m...

Ross Taylor heroics drive New Zealand

Ross Taylor’s impressive 181 not out guided New Zealand to a five-wicket win to level their one-day series against England at 2-2 with a game still to play. In a series which has produced many twists...

How will England fare in this summer?

After a fairly disastrous winter Test series down under, the England cricket team is back in a familiar position – rebuilding after an Ashes defeat. The situation is not as bleak as it was in the 199...

Is attack England’s only route to World Cup glory?

England’s ODI transformation since the nadir of the 2015 World Cup has been remarkable. From timid, low scoring and low performing cricket, to brash, powerful and victorious, it has been quite the tu...

Crane can become England’s premier spinner

There are few more daunting places to make your debut than the Sydney Cricket Ground during an Ashes series. To say Mason Crane was thrown in at the deep end would be unfair on the 20-year-old Hampsh...