England’s top order finds a way to fire

England secured their first overseas whitewash since 1963 in Colombo, defeating Sri Lanka 3-0. In doing so, they’ve answered some lingering questions which have hung over the side, notably around the...

Root’s form a concern for England

There are few doubts over the identity of England’s best Test batsman. It’s Joe Root. At his best, he is an effortless batsman, capable of scoring at will in any gap. The problem is, he hasn’t been a...

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 ...

Virat Kohli’s final frontier

The great batsmen dominate everywhere. They pile on the runs at home and they lead the assault away, too. There’s no doubting Virat Kohli’s standing as a modern great, indeed he’s probably the best O...

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...

Why England must select Ben Foakes

It’s sometimes hard to remember that there’s some actual cricket to be played. England and the ECB appear in a state of flux, unsure whether to abandon everything or plug on gamely. We need new fans!...

How can England repair the damage?

Following a disastrous opening day of England’s two test series with New Zealand which saw the tourists dismissed for 58 in a little over 20 overs, The Cricket Blog’s Miles Reucroft and Andy Hunter l...