England – not very good but very exciting

We can shelve the boardroom enthusiasm for ‘excitement’ that exists within the corridors of power at the ECB and its lust for more money and more sixes with The Hundred. The ECB has, right now, the m...

Discussing England’s Test team

Following England’s defeat in Antigua, the series against the West Indies has been lost and England come away with more questions than answers. 2019 was supposed to bring unprecedented success for th...

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...