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How good is Steve Smith?

Very, is the obvious answer to the question in the title and it’s tempting to leave the debate there...

Australia aren’t just about Steve Smith

England’s meek surrender of the Ashes hasn’t just been because of Steve Smith, despite what you’ll be reading in the English ...

England finally drop Ian Bell and Steve Harmison

England have dropped Ian Bell and Steve Harmison for the second test against the West Indies. Regular visitors to this blog will have been able to deduce that we approve of this. The seemingly inexha...

Countdown to the Ashes: fixtures and tickets

Although the participants have rather more pressing goals at the moment, namely winning a one-day series against New Zealand or trying to bounce back from humiliation in the West Indies, for supporte...

Jayawardene to step down as captain of Sri Lanka

Mahela Jayawardene has announced his resignation as captain of Sri Lanka after his team’s defeat in their Twenty20 international against India came hard on the heels of their humbling by the same tea...

England humiliated in Jamaica

The ghost of Caribbean tours past visited England with a vengeance in Jamaica as they crashed to a defeat every bit as humiliating, if not more so, than any they suffered in the dark days of the 1980...