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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...

Can Chris Gayle inspire the Windies in his World Cup farewel...

The West Indies may well have won the first two cricket World Cups in 1975 and 1979, but they haven’t won it since and not ev...

30 years ago, this summer’s international visitors to England’s green and pleasant land were both in very different places. S... West Indies series provokes thoughts of happier times

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...