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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?

AB de Villiers shows a touch of genius

The rights or wrongs surrounding AB de Villiers’ reappearance for South Africa in Test cricket after an 18-month sabbatical have been all but been forgotten following his magnificent 126* at Port Eli...

Do Rashid and Hales signpost the future?

The decisions of Adil Rashid and Alex Hales, the England one-day and T20 internationals, garnered a lot of coverage recently as they opted to eschew red ball cricket in order to focus on the white ba...

Sachin: a Billion Dreams

As if the life and times of Sachin Tendulkar weren’t prominent enough, the little master now has his own film, directed by James Erskine, out in cinemas now. The Cricket Blog was lucky enough to get ...

For whom the Bell tolls

Like all good things, it appears that Ian Bell’s England career is over. He was dropped for last winter’s tour of South Africa, but I refused to believe the end was nigh – he had, after all, been dro...

World T20: what next for West Indies and the WICB?

As Carlos Brathwaite sent his fourth consecutive six sailing high into the Kolkata night sky on Sunday, the West Indian team were halfway across the outfield in a pique of ecstasy before the ball had...

2016 World T20 Qualifiers: The associate predicament

We are well into the qualifying stages of the 2016 World T20 and after two rounds of matches, including the washed out matches in Dharamsala, three teams have been knocked out of the competition. The...