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IPL 2019 preview and predictions

It’s back – the glitziest, most glamorous, most over hyped T20 tournament on the planet is back! The...

South Africa shoot themselves in the foot

South Africa suffered their first ever home Test series defeat to Sri Lanka this week. It was their first home series defeat ...

With the World Cup coming sharply into view, time is all but up for teams to make serious adjustments to their plans. We’re i... Do India have the batting power for the World Cup?

Why England must select Ben Foakes

It’s sometimes hard to remember that there’s some actual cricket to be played. England and the ECB appear in a state of flux, unsure whether to abandon everything or plug on gamely. We need new fans!...

Life as a village cricketer

The stinging palms, the ‘it can’t be broken’ finger, the furtive glance at the weather, the ‘it’s probably going to rain tomorrow, you might as well have another pint’, the ‘how long does this bloody...

Haseeb Hameed’s struggles continue

It was impossible not to be impressed by Haseeb Hameed in India in 2016/17. The diminutive Lancashire opener was just another cricketer on the merry-go-round that is Alastair Cook’s opening partners,...

Should we feel sorry for Steve Smith?

It was impossible not to feel at least a pang of sympathy for Steve Smith as he broke down in front of the world during his press conference. He is clearly distraught, sorry and regretful over what h...

Lehmann knew nothing? What a shambles!

Cricket Australia think they have acted strongly and probably believe that they have contained the ball tampering and behavioural crisis that has engulfed Australian cricket. James Sutherland, the CE...

What now for Smith, Warner and Australia?

This Australian side has reached the end of its wretched line, but there still needs to be some perspective around the punishments and moral indignation that is being bandied about. Make no mistake, ...

How can England repair the damage?

Following a disastrous opening day of England’s two test series with New Zealand which saw the tourists dismissed for 58 in a little over 20 overs, The Cricket Blog’s Miles Reucroft and Andy Hunter l...