England’s top order optimism

You can trace England’s top order troubles back to retirement of Andrew Strauss in 2012. Ever since, England have struggled to find consistency in their opening pair and their top order woes were com...

The un-English Englishmen – another perspective

The subject of non-Englishmen playing for England has been enlivened once more by Keaton Jennings making his Test debut for England in Mumbai. Jennings joins a long line of non-English players to pla...

England’s future could look rosy with Moores

Since the winter’s Ashes debacle, there has been much discussion and change around the England team. In a surprise move to some, Peter Moores has been reappointed for a second shot at the Engla...

Flower’s removal is the only way forward for England

All good things come to an end. Andy Flower’s tenure as England’s director of cricket was certainly good; at times it was great. It took a rampant Australia side, hell-bent on avenging recent losses ...

Did England make the most of Kevin Pietersen?

Cast your mind back to 2005. One of the greatest ever Australian sides was in England to contest the Ashes. There was a buzz in England, however; here was a side that might put an end to a generation...

Mental health is an issue for sport, not just cricket

The news in November of England Cricket batsman Jonathon Trott’s departure from the Ashes tour of Australia, due to a long standing stress related illness, was labelled by some members of the media a...

The Ashes 2013 – no contest

If someone offered you tickets to see Mike Tyson take on Stephen Hawking in the boxing ring, you’d have no interest in the event as a sporting contest. From a sporting perspective, it’d be a complete...