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SRH set early IPL pace

Sunrisers Hyderabad have been the early pace setters in IPL 2018, winning their first three games an...

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...

Every now and then we are fortunate enough to witness something noteworthy in the footnotes of our game. The number of outsta... Virat Kohli the best ODI batsman ever

Dhoni’s silent exit makes a lot of noise

Having made his ODI debut for India in December 2004, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Mahi as he is fondly known, never looked back. The only thing he knew was pushing Indian cricket to greater heights. His pr...

Team of the year 2014

A happy new year to you all from The Cricket Blog! There’s plenty to look forward to, not least in the form a World Cup and an Ashes series. There will, of course, be plenty more besides. 2014 was an...

Cricket begins the recovery process

It is tempting to think that in the aftermath of tragedy the world has stopped spinning. The untimely passing of Phil Hughes shook the cricket world to its core. That a 25 year old should lose his li...

India in Australia Test preview

The four Test Australia Vs. India belatedly starts today following the tragic loss of Phil Hughes, 63 not out, felled by a bouncer in a Sheffield Shield match two weeks ago. The best tribute to Hughe...

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...

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 ...

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...