Rose Bowl Cricket Ground – only 3 test matches?

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Super Summer The first test match of the summer is due to take place at the Rose Bowl Cricket Ground in Southampton. Incredibly, the stadium has hosted only three test matches to date. The stadium is relatively new and even One-Day Internationals have only been played for a decade at the venue. In this article, […] READ MORE


Zak Crawley: Can he edge out Burns or Sibley?

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The Opening Dilemma It could be argued that Alistair Cook’s retirement has not hurt England as much as they might have imagined. Currently, England has three openers battling it out for just two places in the test team. Reports suggest that Zak Crawley could be the unlucky omission. Rory┬áBurns, Dominic Sibley and Zak Crawley have […] READ MORE


Sir Andrew Strauss: Cricket Australia’s new CEO?

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Sir Andrew Strauss versus or with Australia? Sir Andrew Strauss last played international cricket in 2012. His final test match versus South Africa did not have a happy ending. South Africa won the Test and the series – to regain the test mace from England. Following his excellent work as the Director of the England […] READ MORE


Who has taken the most Ashes wickets?

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The history of The Ashes Australia’s first test win in England came at The Oval in 1882. At the time, the British tabloid had stated that “English Cricket had died at The Oval”. Since 1882, 70 Ashes series have been played. Australia has won 33 Ashes series. But who has taken the most Ashes wickets? […] READ MORE


The top 3 uncapped IPL players

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The history of uncapped IPL players The Indian Premier League has often given opportunities to uncapped players to play for their national sides. This has been as a result of consistent performances in the tournament, allowing them to be noticed by national selectors. Recent examples include Deepak Chahar, Prithvi Shaw and Krunal Pandya. All three […] READ MORE


Ashes tests: who has scored the most hundreds?

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The history of The Ashes The first Ashes test match was played in 1877 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Since 1877, 335 Ashes tests have been played. Australia has won 136 of those tests while England has emerged victorious 108 times. There have been countless match-winning performances with the bat in this period. Recent examples […] READ MORE


Most test wickets in Asia by overseas fast bowlers

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The benchmark for fast bowling Fast bowlers are often judged by how they perform in Asia. This is because the pitches in Asia are generally flat and do not encourage quick bowling. As a result, only the most skilled bowlers are likely to have sustained success on the subcontinent. In the past, we have seen […] READ MORE


Picking Australia’s greatest ODI XI

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The Rich History Statistically, Australia has been the most successful ODI team since the format began in 1971. They have won 5 Cricket World Cups and 2 Champions Trophies. Their win percentage is the second-highest. Only South Africa’s win percentage of 63.92 is greater. Australia was also the first country to adopt coloured clothing, dark […] READ MORE


The curious case of Aiden Markram

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The young prodigy In 2014, Aiden Markram became the first South African captain to win an Under-19 Cricket World Cup. At the time, Ray Jennings had labelled him as “the future captain of South Africa”. In addition to his captaincy, he was also named player of the tournament – for his 370 runs at an […] READ MORE


What makes a successful T20 team: Part 1

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A brief history of T20 Cricket In order to realise what makes a successful T20 team, we have to delve deeper into its history. Twenty20 Cricket has been around for almost two decades. Cricket South Africa claim to have invented the idea in the late 1990s. But it came to fruition in 2003, via the […] READ MORE