Root’s form a concern for England

There are few doubts over the identity of England’s best Test batsman. It’s Joe Root. At his best, he is an effortless batsman, capable of scoring at will in any gap. The problem is, he hasn’t been a...

AB de Villiers set to become T20 mercenary

Fans of South Africa were left in shock when AB de Villiers announced his international retirement in May 2018 after indicating only months before that he was focused on winning the 2019 World Cup wi...

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...

England’s Buttler problem

There will always be a clamour for Jos Buttler to be inserted into England’s Test XI. He’s an outrageously talented and expansive batsmen whose exploits in the white ball formats make him irresistibl...

Life as a village cricketer

It’s been a while. A combination of the World Cup, parenting and some commentating stints for Guerilla Cricket have kept me out of my whites. As I last wrote; “Still, there is plenty of time left and...