Sri Lanka in England 2014 tour review

It’s not often that a two Test series leaves you purring, but this one had a bit of everything. There was some sublime cricket and some awful cricket. There were umpiring howlers, there were confront...

The Cricket Blog speaks to Ben Stokes

As one of the few players to emerge from England’s darkest winter with any credit, Ben Stokes has a chance to cement his position as England’s all-rounder for years to come. He was England’s only Ash...

The Cricket Blog speaks to Stuart Broad

Ahead of the start of the English international summer, The Cricket Blog caught up with Stuart Broad. On the agenda was very much the theme of a fresh start. After a disastrous winter in Australia an...

Saboteur of style with lasting legacy

It began and ended with three at Newlands. Almost exactly 12 years ago, Graeme Smith made his Test debut in Cape Town against Australia. His nine ball innings, ended by Glenn McGrath on three, offere...

Test cricket remains the heart of cricket

The world’s attention will soon revert to the razzmatazz of T20 cricket with the World T20 and IPL imminent, but Test cricket continues to show why it is the most revered format of the game and why i...