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An early look at the 2020 T20 World...

The Twenty20 World Cup is the highlight of the international cricket calendar this year. Given how i...

Kent’s women’s team player of the year for 2019 is Maxine Blythin, a dashing 6ft tall stroke maker who notched four centuries... Maxine Blythin and the curious case of women’s cricket

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...

World T20 2014 – ones to watch

With the first phase of the tournament almost complete, the 2014 World T20 starts in earnest tomorrow when it moves onto the second group stage and introduces the top eight. Bangladesh join them, Ire...

World T20 2014 preview and predictions

It’s back for the fifth time. The World T20 2014 will be defended by the West Indies and hosted by Bangladesh. It’s a slightly bigger tournament this time out, and slightly longer as a result. Mercif...

Test cricket remains the heart of cricket

The world’s attention will soon revert to the razzmatazz of T20 cricket with the World T20 and IPL imminent, but Test cricket continues to show why it is the most revered format of the game and why i...