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The un-English Englishmen – another...

The subject of non-Englishmen playing for England has been enlivened once more by Keaton Jennings ma...

Playing for England – how English must one be?

Keaton Jennings created a slice of Test history in Mumbai, becoming the first man to score a century in his first Test inning...

The ninth IPL season ends on Sunday and after a hectic schedule many players will get a well-earned period of rest. India, ho... Yuzvendra Chahal earns chance with the India cricket team

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...

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 ...

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 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...

Team of the year 2013

Happy 2014 to you all! With the New Year having just been ushered in, we thought we’d have a quick glance back at the old and select our team of the year from 2013. The selection is made, as usual, s...

Modern bowling requires traditional techniques

The constant changing of rules in limited overs cricket has made life for bowlers quite difficult; there is absolutely no margin for error. If a bowler bowls the ball slightly outside leg stump, it w...