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Australia’s struggles with spin con...

Australia struggling against spin in the subcontinent… sounds familiar, doesn’t it? A brilliant maid...

James Anderson will clean up against Sri Lanka and Pakistan
James Anderson is closing in on becoming the first Englishman to claim 500 Test wickets - he will make significant inroads towards that goal this summer

The summer of 2016 is upon us. Next week, England’s Test series against Sri Lanka will commence at Headingley. With three Tes...

Sri Lanka are on England’s Green and Pleasant Land to start the Test summer, although at first glance, it appears a little di... Why I am cricketed out

Australian captain Steve Smith looks back in anguish as he loses his wicket to spin in Pallekele. He wasn't the only Australian who struggles against spin bowling, and not for the first time in recent times, either

Australia’s struggles with spin continue

Australia struggling against spin in the subcontinent… sounds familiar, doesn’t it? A brilliant maiden Test hundred from Kusal Mendis gave Sri Lanka an historic win over Australia in the first Test a...
The shouldering of arms will make a welcome return to cricket with the commencement of the Test summer

Why I am cricketed out

Sri Lanka are on England’s Green and Pleasant Land to start the Test summer, although at first glance, it appears a little difficult to get over excited. I have a confession; I feel totally cricketed...
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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...
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The joy of the fifth day

In this age of seemingly accelerated living underpinned by an ability to do almost anything, anywhere, instantaneously, it is with some joy that Test cricket sticks two fingers up to the ways of mode...
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Kumar Sangakkara – more than a cricketer

Kumar Sangakkara never seemed possessed of the single mindedness of Sachin Tendulkar. Nor the absolute self-belief bordering on arrogance of Brian Lara. Nor the robotic style of Jacques Kallis. Nor t...
Yasir Shah has been the star of Pakistan's tour of Sri Lanka

Pakistan in Sri Lanka 2015

A day at the Test: the first in a series of no expenses paid trips for The Cricket Blog reporters to Test matches across the globe. Volume 1: Sri Lanka versus Pakistan, Day Three second Test, P Sara ...