Alastair Cook: hero and villain

You would struggle to believe it given all the hoopla around Alastair Cook’s recent retirement from international cricket, but he wasn’t a universally popular figure. Of course, he was widely respect...

What is England’s plan for the Test XI?

England have managed to secure another home series win, but is the defeat of India enough to suggest that the future of this side is a bright one? Batting collapses remain a consistent theme and the ...

England Vs India ODI series preview

It’s only in the past couple of years that ODI series in England have started to receive a similar amount of attention to Test series. Test cricket has always been viewed, in England, as the superior...

England excel yet some of their supporters rebel

England have assembled one of the best batting units the ODI game has ever seen and they have left everyone else scratching their heads. The transformation has been as remarkable as it has been sudde...

England’s Test team – enough is enough

Following England’s capitulation against Pakistan at Lord’s in the first Test I’d really wanted to steer clear of writing about England’s woes and write something positive about Pakistan’s incredibly...

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,...