England’s top order optimism

You can trace England’s top order troubles back to retirement of Andrew Strauss in 2012. Ever since, England have struggled to find consistency in their opening pair and their top order woes were com...

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...

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...