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Is this the end of an era for Chenn...

Write them off at your peril – I did that in 2018 and they made me eat my words! – but is now the ri...

Phil Tufnell is a veteran of the English cricket scene, from his 121 Test wickets to his 17 years and counting as part of BBC... The Cricket Blog speaks to Phil Tufnell

Team of the decade – one cap wonders

As the 2010s draw to a close, we thought we’d have a look back over the cricketing decade from a different angle. There’s no wrangling over how to include Smith, Williamson, Kolhi and Root in the sam...

The Hundred – where are the positives?

Love it or loathe it – and the majority appear to be in the latter camp right now – The Hundred is coming and it’s all starting to look like a proper tournament. Sure, it’s obviously a brash marketin...

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. But that wouldn’t be overly interesting as a blog post. The word ‘great’ gets bandied about with ...

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 media over the coming days. Sure, his 671 runs in three tests has certainl...

England – not very good but very exciting

We can shelve the boardroom enthusiasm for ‘excitement’ that exists within the corridors of power at the ECB and its lust for more money and more sixes with The Hundred. The ECB has, right now, the m...

2019 Ashes fixtures, venues and records

Out of the frying pan of the World Cup and into the fire of the Ashes, the English summer rumbles on. Australia haven’t won in England since 2001, but with England’s batting woes and a world-class bo...