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Sri Lanka enter the World Cup aiming to add the 50 over world title to their T20 title. It will also...

It would be easy to conclude after the past couple of months that cricket had stopped. There was an explosive autobiography, ... The cricket world just keeps on spinning

Kumar Sangakkara has added The Cricket Blog's Player of the year to his list of prestigious awards

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...
Younis Khan has been a rock for Pakistan for 14 years. Recently, he has been a rock for the sport, showing that some things remain constant during a turbulent time for the sport.

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...
Sunil Narine's action has led to him being banned. Does it really need removing from the game?

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 ...
Angelo Mathews led hearty celebrations after Sri Lanka's first Test series win in England - a win he contributed so much to

Sri Lanka in England 2014 tour review

It’s not often that a two Test series leaves you purring, but this one had a bit of everything. There was some sublime cricket and some awful cricket. There were umpiring howlers, there were confront...
Alastair Cook and Peter Moores have got off to a familiarly conservative start. It's like a re-run of the Strauss/Flower years...

England stuck in a philosophical loop

The first Test against Sri Lanka at Lord’s was a first sighting of the ‘new’ England. After the winter’s disastrous Ashes tour, this was a new beginning. A new beginning adorned with old traits. If t...