Keaton Jennings joined a long list of non-English England players in Mumbai. He performed okay, too...

The un-English Englishmen – another perspective

The subject of non-Englishmen playing for England has been enlivened once more by Keaton Jennings making his Test debut for England in Mumbai. Jennings joins a long line of non-English players to pla...
IMPOSTER! Ranjitsinhji wowed the crowds of Sussex and England, but was born at the other end of the Empire, in India. Should he have played for England? Yes!

Playing for England – how English must one be?

Keaton Jennings created a slice of Test history in Mumbai, becoming the first man to score a century in his first Test innings and a golden duck in his second. This, normally, would be the sole talki...
Haseeb Hameed has been a breath of fresh air for England in India. The side needs more Test specialists, like him, in order to progress

Time for Test specialists as England seek improvement

India’s crushing win in the third Test match against England in Mohali hardly came as a surprise following a dreadful third day for England. After letting India take a significant lead into the secon...
Jason Roy has been a revelation in England's ODI side, but could he make the transition to Test superstar as well?

England’s next wave of batting stars

England’s batting let them down in the first Test against Pakistan at Lord’s. That much was obvious to everyone, not least captain and coach, Alastair Cook and Trevor Bayliss, who both lamented naïve...
Misbah ul-Haq, left, and Younis Khan are the guardians of Pakistan's batting fortunes

Pakistan in England 2016 preview and prediction

Ever since Fazal Mahmood ran through England to land Pakistan an improbable victory at The Oval in 1954, there has always been intrigue around encounters between England and Pakistan. The encounters,...
Rubel Hossain induced England's ODI nadir in Adelaide in 2015. England haven't looked back since

England’s ODI revolution is a lesson for us all

Rubel Hossain wheeled away into the Adelaide night sky, pursued with vigour by ecstatic team mates, coaching staff and cameramen eager to capture a slice of the moment. He had just splayed James Ande...
This series promises to be a battle of the bowlers

England in South Africa 2015/16 preview

This is the final assessment in England’s marathon, 17-Test 12 months. Such is the lopsided importance placed upon beating Australia that it will, largely, be looked back on as a success, even if tha...