Misbah ul-Haq, left, and Younis Khan are the guardians of Pakistan's batting fortunes

Pakistan in England 2016 preview and prediction

Ever since Fazal Mahmood ran through England to land Pakistan an improbable victory at The Oval in 1954, there has always been intrigue around encounters between England and Pakistan. The encounters,...
Rubel Hossain induced England's ODI nadir in Adelaide in 2015. England haven't looked back since

England’s ODI revolution is a lesson for us all

Rubel Hossain wheeled away into the Adelaide night sky, pursued with vigour by ecstatic team mates, coaching staff and cameramen eager to capture a slice of the moment. He had just splayed James Ande...
England have unearthed a few gems of late, not least Ben Stokes (L) and Joe Root, but other pieces haven't quite fallen into place. Yet

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 ...
This series promises to be a battle of the bowlers

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's last tour to the UAE to face Pakistan, in 2012, was a complete disaster

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...
Ben Stokes could have the career that Shane Watson threatened. He was a big difference between England and Australia in Cardiff

Ben Stokes gives England Ashes edge

On the balance of the first Investec Ashes Test in Cardiff, there was one major discrepancy between England and Australia. At number six for England was Ben Stokes. At number six for Australia was Sh...