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Can Chris Gayle inspire the Windies...

The West Indies may well have won the first two cricket World Cups in 1975 and 1979, but they haven’...

West Indies series provokes thoughts of happier times

30 years ago, this summer’s international visitors to England’s green and pleasant land were both in very different places. S...

The announcement that Tony Cozier had died came as a hugely upsetting blow to cricket. A man described by the great Michael H... Cricket loses another voice

ICC Champions Trophy 2013 preview and prediction

The top eight teams in the world are in England and Wales to do battle over a title that has been claimed by Australia in the previous two editions. Two groups, two weeks, 15 games; it’s a nice punch...

WIN! A copy of The Promise of Endless Summer

The Cricket Blog has teamed up with Aurum publishing to offer three lucky readers the opportunity to win a copy of Martin Smith’s new book, The Promise of Endless Summer: Cricket Lives from The Daily...

Cricket coaching made easy

Not everyone who plays cricket has had access to any form of coaching. Many of us simply pitch up and enjoy the game, going only on a few words heard on TV or from enthusiastic team mates. Those who ...

Team of the Year 2012

Happy New Year to you all! Here at The Cricket Blog we’re hoping it’s every bit as successful and enjoyable as 2012. To kick things off then, where better to start than a look back on last year with ...

ICC World T20 2012 review

The ICC World T20 ended on a suitably odd note, for it wasn’t a tournament that ever quite scaled the heights of some of the previous editions. A turgid West Indian innings was enough to see off the ...

World T20 Super Eight preview and prediction

After a somewhat insipid start to the fourth edition of the ICC World T20 in Sri Lanka, we’re into the business end of the tournament as the spots for the semi-finals are up for grabs. Two groups of ...

ICC World T20 predictions – Round 2

After a reasonably straight forward first round of predicting, things are due to get a little tougher as some of the big boys go head to head in the second round. The run away leader of our pool, Cri...