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South Africa shoot themselves in th...

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

Move over Bairstow and Buttler – England find their be...

We’re not particularly used to seeing specialist wicket keepers in international cricket these days. In the careful calculati...

England secured their first overseas whitewash since 1963 in Colombo, defeating Sri Lanka 3-0. In doing so, they’ve answered ... England’s top order finds a way to fire

ICC 2015 Cricket World Cup so far

The 2015 Cricket World Cup is well and truly underway. At the time of writing we had 19 games in two weeks. We thought it would be an opportune moment to take stock. Stats We have had 14 centuries fr...

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 preview and predictions

So here it is; Cricket World Cup number 11. It promises to be a slow burner, taking a month to build up to the crescendo of the knockout stages, as two pools of seven teams each are whittled down to ...

ICC World Cup 2015 ones to watch – Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka enter the World Cup aiming to add the 50 over world title to their T20 title. It will also be a swansong for two greats of the modern game – Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara. We know...

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 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 ...