Defence a relic of a bygone era

The 2015 Ashes series has ended, throwing up a number of questions. Why are home sides dominating series? Why do modern batsmen have such little patience? Does new technology provide more of an advan...

Have England overhyped Jos Buttler?

You’d think that there would be near total unanimity amongst England fans towards one of their rising stars, Jos Buttler. He’s an aggressive batsman who looks in tune with the demands of modern crick...

New England revolution

What a difference a change in personnel makes; the old, stuck-in-the-mud practitioners replaced by a swathe of young guns with a new attitude. Not for them the steady accumulation of old. England hav...

England’s gamble the only route to success

Alastair Cook had the look of a dead horse still being flogged as he trudged off the pitch in Colombo having made 32 runs from 49 balls as his side chased down a lofty target of 303. When chasing suc...

India in England 2014 series review

England finally returned to winning ways against India, following a period of almost unrelenting failure. The winning feeling was rediscovered in Hampshire, to be enjoyed and enforced in Manchester a...