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...

Rogers redresses the balance

After focussing on the central role of Ben Stokes in the wake of England’s win in Cardiff and his superiority over Shane Watson, it is now time to focus on the crucial cog in the Australian machine t...

Ben Stokes gives England Ashes edge

On the balance of the first Investec Ashes Test in Cardiff, there was one major discrepancy between England and Australia. At number six for England was Ben Stokes. At number six for Australia was Sh...

Ashes head to head: the top order

With the 2015 Investec Ashes series nearly upon us, The Cricket Blog looks at the head to head encounters that will define the series. We start with the top order. Alastair Cook Vs Chris Rogers/Shaun...

New England revolution

What a difference a change in personnel makes; the old, stuck-in-the-mud practitioners replaced by a swathe of young guns with a new attitude. Not for them the steady accumulation of old. England hav...

New Zealand in England preview and prediction

New Zealand arrive to face England with their international stock at arguably the highest level it has ever been. A World Cup campaign that caught domestic as well as international imagination has gi...

Team of the year 2014

A happy new year to you all from The Cricket Blog! There’s plenty to look forward to, not least in the form a World Cup and an Ashes series. There will, of course, be plenty more besides. 2014 was an...