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England’s top order optimism

You can trace England’s top order troubles back to retirement of Andrew Strauss in 2012. Ever since,...

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

Strange times to be an Aussie

During their halcyon days of near total (okay, total) domination in world cricket, you could reel off the names of Australia’s top players. They came from a pool of around 15 players, who together co...

Tendulkar chokes on ton of tons

Alas, poor Sachin and his adoring, global army of fans will have to await the coming of another day upon which to salute the once unfathomable landmark of 100 international hundreds. Poised on 94, in...

Two Tests – just what cricket needed?

In almost every report of the recently concluded series between South Africa and Australia it has been lamented that there were only two Test matches. The miniseries between the two cricketing heavyw...

Test cricket is still alive!

Who says that Test cricket is dying? Those who missed the Test series between South Africa and Australia (where were you?) may think otherwise, but those who tuned in will remember it for some time. ...

Australia vs South Africa –Test match classics

Since South Africa’s readmission to international cricket they have featured in some amazing nail biting matches against Australia. Last week’s fixture at Newlands was only the latest in a long line ...

No way back for Pakistan three?

After play finished on the Saturday of the Lord’s Test between England and Pakistan in August 2010, I waited outside the pavilion to see if I could catch sight of the players as they left for the day...

Should there be any sympathy for Amir, Asif & Butt?

As I was looking at the image of Mohammad Asif’s no ball at Lord’s last August, I thought to myself that that one moment, a left foot landing a couple of inches over a painted, white line, will likel...