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England’s Test team – e...

Following England’s capitulation against Pakistan at Lord’s in the first Test I’d really wanted to s...

England gamble on Buttler and Bess

Ed Smith, the new chairman of England selectors, was widely expected to spring a surprise or two in his first Test. After a w...

After a fairly disastrous winter Test series down under, the England cricket team is back in a familiar position – rebuilding... How will England fare in this summer?

DRS: Time to abandon the second referral

Just before lunch on Saturday in the first England Vs Pakistan Test, Azhar Ali was rapped on the pads by a Moeen Ali off-break. England appealed for a bat pad catch which was duly rejected by the Ump...

Cricket needs Mohammad Amir

The atmosphere around Lord’s could be interesting for the next few days. Mohammad Amir is returning to the scene of the crime a mere six years after being charged with spot fixing and it has caused m...

Pakistan in England 2016 preview and prediction

Ever since Fazal Mahmood ran through England to land Pakistan an improbable victory at The Oval in 1954, there has always been intrigue around encounters between England and Pakistan. The encounters,...

Brendon McCullum delivers at Lord’s

On Monday night I was lucky enough to attend the annual Cowdrey Lecture at Lord’s where Brendon McCullum was the guest speaker. In the Nursery Ground pavilion the former New Zealand captain spoke pas...

World T20 Super 10 preview and prediction

With the qualifying round having ended under a cloud, both literally and metaphorically, the 2016 ICC World T20 rolls onto the Super 10 stage and the introduction of the heavy hitters. That the assoc...

The confusing case of Mohammad Amir

So, Mohammad Amir is back playing professional cricket. Just as swiftly as that, he’s back playing international cricket – the sheepish looking wunderkid who hooped it round English corners in ...