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...

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 ...

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...

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...