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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?

ICC 2015 Cricket World Cup so far

The 2015 Cricket World Cup is well and truly underway. At the time of writing we had 19 games in two weeks. We thought it would be an opportune moment to take stock. Stats We have had 14 centuries fr...

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 preview and predictions

So here it is; Cricket World Cup number 11. It promises to be a slow burner, taking a month to build up to the crescendo of the knockout stages, as two pools of seven teams each are whittled down to ...

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...

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...

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...

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...