Cricket World Cup 2019: Are England Meeting Expectations?

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Four games played, three wins and a defeat to the mercurial Pakistan. So far so good for the pre-tournament favourites, very much on course for a semi-final spot now and then they’re just two matches away from the promised land of being the ODI World Champions. It all sounds so simple. But how good have England […] READ MORE


Who Will Make the World Cup Semi-finals?

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Who will make the World Cup semi-finals? The 2019 Cricket World Cup is underway in England and Wales with the international game’s top teams battling it out for a place in the semi-finals. With England at home, the number one ranked team is rightly considered the favourite to lift the trophy but who might join […] READ MORE


Why 2019 is providing an exciting year of cricket ahead in the UK

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There are few things better in the world of sport than a good slate of cricket spread throughout the year. With a good stretch of tests and one-day events in 2018, the attention and excitement is going to go up yet another notch in 2019, with some of the biggest tournaments and series in the […] READ MORE


Scorchers Feeling The Heat: Five Key Big Bash Talking Points

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We are now three weeks into the 2018/19 Big Bash season and little has gone to script so far in this thrilling T20 extravaganza. Giants have been toppled, new stars have risen to the fore and fans have been treated to some wonderful bowling and daring batting. Here are the five biggest talking points so […] READ MORE


Big Data and the Changing Face of Test and T20 Cricket

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Cricket has always been considered something of a numbers game, but in recent years, the sport’s use of big data analysis has ramped up to unprecedented levels. It goes way further than looking at batting and bowling averages, too. Aside from strike rates and wickets taken, international test cricket and T20 cricket teams increasingly use […] READ MORE


Chris Gayle Extends Incredible T20 Record

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What do you get when you pit Chris Gayle against an inexperienced bowling attack with a wet ball in a Twenty20? Utter carnage. On Wednesday, England’s young side were exposed to a GayleStorm at the Wankhede. Gayle’s unbeaten innings of 100 off just 48 balls blew away England’s seemingly solid target of 183. In this kind […] READ MORE


Jason Roy Key to England’s World T20 Glory

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In the truest definition of the word, the England World T20 campaign has been extraordinary. From that mugging at the hands of Chris Gayle, the miraculous chase against South Africa, the near defeat against Afghanistan and the nerve-jangling win against Sri Lanka through to the semi-final mauling of New Zealand, England have truly ridden the […] READ MORE


Alzarri Joseph: The Next West Indian Hope

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The Under-19 World Cup has been in existence for 28 years after its inaugural tournament in 1988. Only on a handful of occasions could you truly say a star was on show during the competition, a player who shone with ability, temperament and potential. In 1998, Chris Gayle was the leading run scorer; 2000 saw […] READ MORE


Is India’s Five Bowler Strategy a Viable Option?

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Ever since Virat Kohli took over the reins from MS Dhoni in Test cricket, one thing he and Ravi Shastri, before, and Anil Kumble, now have been insistent on is playing a five bowler strategy to enable the team to have a better chance of taking 20 wickets in order to win a Test Match. This […] READ MORE


Lancashire Youngsters Aim to Break Yorkshire’s Supply to England

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Historically, a strong Yorkshire has resulted in a stronger England team. Therefore, it is no surprise that in the same year Yorkshire are going for a third Championship title in as many years, England were on the brink of returning to the top of the Test cricket rankings. Joe Root, Gary Ballance, and Jonny Bairstow from Yorkshire have […] READ MORE