World T20 2016 – five batsmen to watch

The 2016 World T20 features perhaps the most exciting array of attacking batting talent the game has known. Manish Tewani picks out his ones to watch, the batsman the bowlers will least like to bowl ...

England seek elusive consistency

It is the stated ambition of Andrew Strauss, England’s director of cricket, that the team should attain the number one ranking in all three disciplines; Tests, ODIs and T20s. The first riotous steps ...

England in South Africa 2015/16 preview

This is the final assessment in England’s marathon, 17-Test 12 months. Such is the lopsided importance placed upon beating Australia that it will, largely, be looked back on as a success, even if tha...

England face tough questions against Pakistan

England may have won The Ashes and, owing to the myopic nature of English cricket, that is sufficient in many eyes to deem the garden of English cricket as being awash with roses. It is not. A rude a...

Defence a relic of a bygone era

The 2015 Ashes series has ended, throwing up a number of questions. Why are home sides dominating series? Why do modern batsmen have such little patience? Does new technology provide more of an advan...

Ashes head to head: the keepers and spinners

Having already looked at the top order and the middle order, we now turn our attentions to the Ashes head to head: the keepers and spinners. Jos Buttler Vs Brad Haddin Buttler is currently one of the...