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Australia aren’t just about Steve S...

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

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...

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 i... 2019 Ashes fixtures, venues and records

Justin Langer is perfect for Australia

Australian cricket has been under the microscope over the last few months following the highly controversial tour of South Africa. The fallout following the suspensions of Cameron Bancroft, Steve Smi...

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, ...