Life as a village cricketer

Consistency is the key to any good season. It’s what makes Virat Kohli so valuable in one day cricket; it’s what made Steve Smith so valuable in Test cricket. But it’s what is hampering me in 2018. I...

Life as a village cricketer

The useful thing about being crap at cricket is that I can give you a blow by blow account of the seven runs I’ve scored this season. I can even give you a blow by blow account of the runs I haven’t ...

Haseeb Hameed’s struggles continue

It was impossible not to be impressed by Haseeb Hameed in India in 2016/17. The diminutive Lancashire opener was just another cricketer on the merry-go-round that is Alastair Cook’s opening partners,...

AB de Villiers shows a touch of genius

The rights or wrongs surrounding AB de Villiers’ reappearance for South Africa in Test cricket after an 18-month sabbatical have been all but been forgotten following his magnificent 126* at Port Eli...

Is Shakib Al Hasan cricket’s MVP?

It has been a great week for the underdogs of International cricket. At Headingley a very inexperienced West Indies side chased down over 300 to beat England on the last day and in Dhaka only a day l...

Sachin: a Billion Dreams

As if the life and times of Sachin Tendulkar weren’t prominent enough, the little master now has his own film, directed by James Erskine, out in cinemas now. The Cricket Blog was lucky enough to get ...