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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 t...

The Legend of Younis Khan
Younis Khan is an undoubted legend of Pakistani cricket

We often talk about legends. There are many explanations about what constitutes a legend, but one thing is for sure – they st...

16 Tests, nine wins, five draws and two defeats – Pakistan have been the toughest of propositions since their enforced ... Kings of the desert

Kumar Sangakkara has added The Cricket Blog's Player of the year to his list of prestigious awards

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...
Younis Khan is an undoubted legend of Pakistani cricket

The Legend of Younis Khan

We often talk about legends. There are many explanations about what constitutes a legend, but one thing is for sure – they stand the test of time and resonate from generation to generation. It is not...
Misbah ul Haq has turned Pakistan into a nigh on unbeatable side in their adopted home of the UAE.

Kings of the desert

16 Tests, nine wins, five draws and two defeats – Pakistan have been the toughest of propositions since their enforced exile to the UAE commenced in 2010. South Africa, Sri Lanka, England, Aust...
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 ...
Sri Lanka celebrated their first World T20 triumph

2014 World T20 review

It came and went in what seemed to be the blink of an eye, but the World T20 provided its usual staple of intriguing results and enthralling cricket. It is the cricketing hors d’oeuvre that com...
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World T20 2014 – ones to watch

With the first phase of the tournament almost complete, the 2014 World T20 starts in earnest tomorrow when it moves onto the second group stage and introduces the top eight. Bangladesh join them, Ire...