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How good is Steve Smith?

Very, is the obvious answer to the question in the title and it’s tempting to leave the debate there...

Australia aren’t just about Steve Smith

England’s meek surrender of the Ashes hasn’t just been because of Steve Smith, despite what you’ll be reading in the English ...

We can shelve the boardroom enthusiasm for ‘excitement’ that exists within the corridors of power at the ECB and its lust for... England – not very good but very exciting

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...

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...