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The cricket world just keeps on spi...

It would be easy to conclude after the past couple of months that cricket had stopped. There was an ...

It is true to say – and obvious to point out – here at The Cricket Blog our focus is very much on cricket. You wo... The Cricket Blog speaks to Shammi Pithia

Younis Khan has been a rock for Pakistan for 14 years. Recently, he has been a rock for the sport, showing that some things remain constant during a turbulent time for the sport.

The cricket world just keeps on spinning

It would be easy to conclude after the past couple of months that cricket had stopped. There was an explosive autobiography, a host of bowlers were banned and the West Indian Cricket Board has damn n...
Sunil Narine's action has led to him being banned. Does it really need removing from the game?

Bent arms and broad bats

The recent spate of bowlers who have been called for, and subsequently banned for, ‘chucking’ the ball in their action has brought to mind the fairness in the battle between bat and ball; the battle ...
Shammi Pithia's album COSMIC went straight to number one in the iTunes World Music Chart

The Cricket Blog speaks to Shammi Pithia

It is true to say – and obvious to point out – here at The Cricket Blog our focus is very much on cricket. You wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t! We do, however, have interests outside of the...
England dumped Virat Kohli on the floor on India's Test leg of their tour of England. He has too much talent to stay down there for long, though...

Virat Kohli will improve

Test cricket remains the ultimate showpiece of the sport. Despite the allure of the one day game and the various T20 competitions around the world, a game spread over five days between two evenly mat...
England celebrated their 3-1 series win over India joyously. There are still, however, gaps in the side that will be exploited by better teams

India in England 2014 series review

England finally returned to winning ways against India, following a period of almost unrelenting failure. The winning feeling was rediscovered in Hampshire, to be enjoyed and enforced in Manchester a...
Has MS Dhoni been too rigid as India captain?

Selection folly hurts India

The current India in England series is evenly balanced right now. This is a perfect reflection of two sides that have been struggling to win in Test matches. While England had failed to win in 10 Tes...
Jos Buttler was like a breath of fresh air for England and his bursting onto the Test scene should signal the end of Matt Prior's England career

England find the winning formula

After a year of waiting it would be senseless to get carried away with England’s success in Southampton over India, but a first win in 11 Tests was, at least, met with a huge sense of relief. And rig...