The Ashes 2nd Test preview and prediction

The first Test in Brisbane threatened at several stages to be absolute classic. An unusual Gabba pitch kept the bowlers interested almost throughout and only one batsman was able to dominate in the m...

The Ashes preview and predictions

With the Ashes upon us, Miles Reucroft and Andy Hunter sat down to discuss the series. An Ashes preview and a few predictions, who do you think will win the Ashes? Who will score the most runs for Au...

The Ashes will be decided by the batsmen

It is well known within cricketing circles that it is the bowlers (mainly stated by themselves) who win games of cricket. Taking 20 wickets in Test cricket has always been the key component in winnin...

Australia’s struggles with spin continue

Australia struggling against spin in the subcontinent… sounds familiar, doesn’t it? A brilliant maiden Test hundred from Kusal Mendis gave Sri Lanka an historic win over Australia in the first Test a...

Why have the Ashes become so uncompetitive?

So England won a hugely disappointing Ashes series. They say that familiarity breeds contempt and these two sides, England and Australia, look absolutely sick of the sight of one another. You can hav...

Ashes head to head: the top order

With the 2015 Investec Ashes series nearly upon us, The Cricket Blog looks at the head to head encounters that will define the series. We start with the top order. Alastair Cook Vs Chris Rogers/Shaun...