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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...

A team seemingly in perpetual turmoil, the West Indies appear to be approaching the 2015 cricket World Cup as a means of prep... ICC World Cup 2015 ones to watch – West Indies

Chris Gayle's 215 against Zimbabwe is the highest score at a Cricket World Cup.

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...
Eye on the ball - Jason Holder was a surprise pick as West Indies captain and has a lot of pressure on his shoulders, not least from within a fractured squad

ICC World Cup 2015 ones to watch – West Indies

A team seemingly in perpetual turmoil, the West Indies appear to be approaching the 2015 cricket World Cup as a means of preparing for the 2019 cricket World Cup, at least according to Chris Gayle. T...
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 ...
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...