Why have India gone with Rohit Sharma at three?

I’ll start with an admission here: I’ve never rated Rohit Sharma as a Test cricketer. His ODI exploits, with two double centuries to his name, have seemingly cemented his reputation in short-form obs...

IPL 2015 ones to watch, preview and predicition

From the big hitting of the World Cup, now to the big hitting of the Indian Premier League, which is back in 2015 for its eighth season. Where this once felt like a jumpy upstart of a competition, it...

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 preview and predictions

So here it is; Cricket World Cup number 11. It promises to be a slow burner, taking a month to build up to the crescendo of the knockout stages, as two pools of seven teams each are whittled down to ...

ICC World Cup 2015 ones to watch – India

The reigning World Champions have just completed a disastrous tour of Australia, finishing winless – hardly ideal preparation for their title defence. The side is well out of form and inspirati...

Dhoni’s silent exit makes a lot of noise

Having made his ODI debut for India in December 2004, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Mahi as he is fondly known, never looked back. The only thing he knew was pushing Indian cricket to greater heights. His pr...

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...