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2019 Cricket World Cup team of the ...

The 2019 Cricket World Cup featured a number of outstanding players and performances – we’ve a...

Cricket World Cup confirms dominance of the wealthy

We are just over halfway through the 2019 Cricket World Cup and if results go the way most bookies would expect over the next...

The Cricket Blog’s 2011 Team of the Year

2012 has already got off to a blistering start with heaps of runs in South Africa and Australia. Before we come to that, however, we’re going to take a quick look back at 2011 and its star performers...

A look back at 2011

With the year drawing to a close, we’ve decided to take a look back at it and pick out our moments and performers of the past 365 days. It’s largely based on Test cricket, but that’s the best format,...

Can Pakistan stop England, again?

The England team that toured Pakistan in 2005 was on a roll having won five consecutive Test series against top opposition, both home and away (including the tough Ashes win in 2005). So confident wa...

England in a spin

England head for the United Arab Emirates on their next assignment and the squad is to be announced this week. The usual faces will be there, but it will be most interesting to see who gets the nod a...

Tendulkar chokes on ton of tons

Alas, poor Sachin and his adoring, global army of fans will have to await the coming of another day upon which to salute the once unfathomable landmark of 100 international hundreds. Poised on 94, in...

Cricket continues unaffected by spot fixing scandal

Cricket last week explored the sublime having succumbed to the ridiculous the week before. As three men familiarised themselves with the British prison system, South Africa and Australia played out o...

The curious case of Shahid Afridi

“Once every hundred innings, Afridi lives up to expectation,” commented ex-South African batsman Daryl Cullinan while commentating on an ODI in South Africa in 2007. He wasn’t far wrong. Apart from h...