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Is this the most bowler dominated e...

There is an increasing obsession to convince ourselves that everything we are seeing is the best it ...

Swinging a cricket ball without saliva

You know the drill: bowler bowls, batsman leaves it, keeper catches it. Keeper instinctively flings ball to first slip, first...

The curious events around the global sporting calendar thrown up by COVID-19 have offered us all a break. It comes at you thi... England’s new look squad poses same old questions

Is this the most bowler dominated era of cricket?

There is an increasing obsession to convince ourselves that everything we are seeing is the best it has ever been. It is a rampant obsession in almost every modern sport. There is a lot of discussion...

Swinging a cricket ball without saliva

You know the drill: bowler bowls, batsman leaves it, keeper catches it. Keeper instinctively flings ball to first slip, first slip closely inspects it, daubs a generous amount of saliva across the sh...

England’s new look squad poses same old questions

The curious events around the global sporting calendar thrown up by COVID-19 have offered us all a break. It comes at you thick and fast, especially the cricketing calendar, so an opportunity to hit ...

An early look at the 2020 T20 World Cup

The Twenty20 World Cup is the highlight of the international cricket calendar this year. Given how important the tournament is, all the leading nations have scheduled lots of T20 games into their sch...

Team of the decade – one cap wonders

As the 2010s draw to a close, we thought we’d have a look back over the cricketing decade from a different angle. There’s no wrangling over how to include Smith, Williamson, Kolhi and Root in the sam...

2019 Cricket World Cup team of the tournament

The 2019 Cricket World Cup featured a number of outstanding players and performances – we’ve attempted to whittle them down to the strongest XI. To do this, though, we’ve made our selections ba...