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Alex Lees in County action ahead of England vs New Zealand.

England vs New Zealand: Who Should Play For the Hosts at Lords?

With the start of the English Test summer now barely three weeks away, the stage is set for an entertaining England vs New Zealand tussle. The two sides have met fairly regularly of late and there should be few secrets, not least because England’s new coach is none other than former-Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum, […] READ MORE

Pakistan star Shaheen Shah Afridi in County Championship action.

The IPL’s Loss Is County Championship Cricket’s Gain

One of the chief criticisms levelled at the County Championship in recent years is that it fails to prepare English batters for Test cricket. The reason for that is that the green-tinged pitches and the playing conditions allow medium-pacers to run riot, giving the Counties little to no incentive to play genuinely quick bowlers or […] READ MORE

Umran Malik, the Jammu Express, has made a fine start to life with Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Umran Malik: The Jammu Express

Abdul Samad has perhaps done Indian Cricket its biggest favour in recent times. Introducing Umran Malik as a net bowler to the Sunrisers Hyderabad squad in 2020, eventually paved the way to international recognition for India’s latest (and fastest) bowling sensation. Meet Umran Malik: the Jammu Express. The speedster is able to rack up speeds […] READ MORE

Ben Stokes in action for England.

Ben Stokes: The Right Man At The Wrong Time?

Ben Stokes is clearly an inspirational leader. Whether it single-handedly leading England to victory at Headingley – surely his finest moment – or captaining a scratch English side to a 3-0 victory against a full-strength Pakistan, he is clearly a cricketer that teammates will follow. That he is extravagantly gifted, to the extent that he […] READ MORE

English Cricket should introduce a one day franchise cricket tournament.

English Cricket Should Introduce One Day Franchise Cricket

The first English foray into Franchise Cricket was along way from being a success. The considerable cash reserves built up by the ECB over the years were frittered away on the Hundred without many obvious benefits in return. Of course, the Hundred is not without positives. It certainly shouldn’t be overlooked that it provided a […] READ MORE

Shan Masood in action for Derbyshire CCC.

Is Shan Masood Scoring His Way Back Into Pakistan Contention?

England has not been a happy hunting ground for Shan Masood when representing Pakistan. He has scored only 250 runs in total across nine innings in England, with 156 of those coming in one superb knock when Pakistan last toured the country. In his other eight innings, he has failed to record a score of […] READ MORE