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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...

Since 2008, the Proteas have been able to call on Hashim Amla time and time again during their hour of need. Indeed, it was t... Proteas need the Silent Warrior to go to war in England

WIN! A copy of Third Man in Havana by Tom Rodwell

To celebrate the launch of Tom Rodwell’s new book, Third Man in Havana, Finding the Heart of Cricket in the World’s Most Unlikely Places, The Cricket Blog has teamed up with Icon Books to give away f...

The Cricket Blog on LiveSPORT radio

We were invited onto Monday morning breakfast radio in New Zealand this week to discuss the current Indian Premier League. Have a listen by hitting the play button below, and let us know if you agree...

Life as a village cricketer

Are nets worth it? According to some ex pros, no. Sir Ian Botham in particular has been a vehement critic of the net session. It’s time in the middle that counts, you see. But what of us mere mortals...

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,...

Two Tests – just what cricket needed?

In almost every report of the recently concluded series between South Africa and Australia it has been lamented that there were only two Test matches. The miniseries between the two cricketing heavyw...