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Cricket World Cup confirms dominanc...

We are just over halfway through the 2019 Cricket World Cup and if results go the way most bookies w...

South Africa shoot themselves in the foot

South Africa suffered their first ever home Test series defeat to Sri Lanka this week. It was their first home series defeat ...

We’re not particularly used to seeing specialist wicket keepers in international cricket these days. In the careful calculati... Move over Bairstow and Buttler – England find their be...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...