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England’s new look squad poses same...

The curious events around the global sporting calendar thrown up by COVID-19 have offered us all a b...

England’s top order optimism

You can trace England’s top order troubles back to retirement of Andrew Strauss in 2012. Ever since, England have struggled t...

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...

ICC World Cup 2011 preview and predictions

Commencing on February 19 when India face Bangladesh in Mirpur, the ICC World Cup of 2011 will conclude in Mumbai on April 2. The previous tournament, hosted in the Caribbean, has been lamented ever ...

The Cricket Blog’s 2010 Team of the Year

2010 has been a good, bad and ugly year for cricket. There have been individual performances of the highest order, woeful team efforts and a betting scandal that rocked the sport to its core. With al...