Alastair Cook: hero and villain

You would struggle to believe it given all the hoopla around Alastair Cook’s recent retirement from international cricket, but he wasn’t a universally popular figure. Of course, he was widely respect...

Crane can become England’s premier spinner

There are few more daunting places to make your debut than the Sydney Cricket Ground during an Ashes series. To say Mason Crane was thrown in at the deep end would be unfair on the 20-year-old Hampsh...

The Ashes 3rd Test preview and prediction

England aren’t so much travelling to Perth as trudging there. The forces of form, history and expectation are all weighing against them as they desperately seek answers to their constant collapses wi...

We need to talk about Trevor Bayliss

In the aftermath of defeat in the second Ashes Test against Australia, it is arguably too soon to discuss the things that need to change in English cricket if their fortunes are to improve. However, ...

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...

Try our Ashes quiz!

The Ashes series is one of the most famous Cricket competitions and is competed between Australia and England. For the 70th series, which kicked off on the 23rd November with the first test in Brisba...

The Ashes first Test preview & prediction

As always, there has been a lot of noise in the build-up to this series; a lot of Australian noise. The Gabba is where the steam will be let off and England will be hoping for a strong start, more 20...