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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

ICC all time Test XI – as voted by the fans

To mark the 200th Test match in cricket’s history, the ICC launched an online poll where fans could vote for the best players in history. Their final XI read: Virender Sehwag, Sunil Gavaskar, Sir Don...

Return of the timeless Test?

Reports have surfaced this week that the World Test Championship to be held in two year’s time will include a timeless Test to ensure there is an undisputed champion. This idea from the ICC, who are ...

Taking Your Time is Over Rated

Supposedly, a full day’s cricket should consist of 90 overs in six hours. That’s fifteen overs an hour or one over every four minutes. The problem is that it often doesn’t. There are regular calls to...

Cheating in cricket

Unfortunately, in all sports and at all levels, cheating is a frequent component. Like many of the positive aspects of sport, it comes in many guises. Like many of the positive aspects of sport, it c...

India’s strange stance on technology

Whilst it is fair to say that the Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS, or DRS, to you and I) has had its teething problems in international cricket, notably in the hands of such umpiring luminaries a...

Twenty20 for 2020?

There I was reading the paper on the Tube coming back from Lord’s on Tuesday when I turned to an interview with International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge. I was expecting to read the us...

The cricketing collapse

From the top to the bottom of the game, we’ve all seen the dreaded collapse. Instigated by a number of possible factors at any given time, the collapse can ruin a game and also bring about some of th...