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2019 Ashes fixtures, venues and rec...

Out of the frying pan of the World Cup and into the fire of the Ashes, the English summer rumbles on...

The rise of T20 franchise leagues, from Canada to mainland Europe, a T10 league in the Middle East and now The Hundred, are a... Does cricket need to be popular? The ECB and The Hundred

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...

Looking back: Everton Weekes and Don Bradman in 1948

Dave Warner, in Perth, notched three consecutive Test centuries in three consecutive innings for the second time in his career. He further inked his name onto a list that includes the great and good ...