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ICC World Cup 2015 ones to watch – ...

A team seemingly in perpetual turmoil, the West Indies appear to be approaching the 2015 cricket Wor...

It would be easy to conclude after the past couple of months that cricket had stopped. There was an explosive autobiography, ... The cricket world just keeps on spinning

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...
Sri Lanka celebrated their first World T20 triumph

2014 World T20 review

It came and went in what seemed to be the blink of an eye, but the World T20 provided its usual staple of intriguing results and enthralling cricket. It is the cricketing hors d’oeuvre that com...
Chris Gayle and the West Indies appear to be in with a real chance of retaining their title - if our predictions are anything to go by!

World T20 2014 semi-final preview and prediction

And then there were four. The 2014 World T20 has kicked up a few surprises so far and there may yet be one more in store. The semi-finals have pitted subcontinent against non-subcontinent in both fix...