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...

How will England fare in this summer?

After a fairly disastrous winter Test series down under, the England cricket team is back in a familiar position – rebuilding after an Ashes defeat. The situation is not as bleak as it was in the 199...

Virat Kohli the best ODI batsman ever

Every now and then we are fortunate enough to witness something noteworthy in the footnotes of our game. The number of outstanding catches that T20 has spawned, for example. The batting form of Steve...

BCCI’s drug stance a concern to cricket

The BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) is the most powerful body in cricket. India commands by far and away the largest market for the sport which in turn generates the largest revenues. Mo...

Sachin: a Billion Dreams

As if the life and times of Sachin Tendulkar weren’t prominent enough, the little master now has his own film, directed by James Erskine, out in cinemas now. The Cricket Blog was lucky enough to get ...

Joe Root must learn from Virat Kohli

It has been a chastening winter for all of England’s cricketers in India. Heavy defeat in the Test match series was followed up by more disappointment in an enthralling ODI series and has come as a h...