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English Test Cricket is in disarray. What can be done to fix it?
What Needs to Be Done to Fix English Test Cricket?
Vyom Nanavati - Jan 3, 2022

Boxing Day at the MCG was supposed to be the start of an English fightback. Instead it was all over within seven sessions. Scott Boland had 6/7 and the Ashes over within two weeks. 3-0. Midnight on Tuesday marked the nadir of English Test Cricket. It was the lowest low. Ex-players blaming coaches, captains, systems. […]



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English Test Cricket is in disarray. What can be done to fix it?
What Needs to Be Done to Fix English Test Cricket?
Vyom Nanavati - Jan 3, 2022

Boxing Day at the MCG was supposed to be the start of an English fightback. Instead it was all over within seven sessions. Scott Boland had 6/7 and the Ashes over within two weeks. 3-0. Midnight on Tuesday marked the nadir of English Test Cricket. It was the lowest low. Ex-players blaming coaches, captains, systems. […]

Tom Latham in first-class action ahead of the New Zealand vs Bangladesh First Test.
New Zealand vs Bangladesh First Test Preview and Prediction
Jim Smith - Dec 30, 2021

The first test of the New Zealand vs Bangladesh series may look like a mismatch on paper, with New Zealand extremely hard to stop in home conditions and Bangladesh in the midst of a slump, but cricket can always throw in a surprise. As ever, we here at LWOC will be offering our preview and […]

Joe Root training ahead of the The Ashes Third Test.
The Ashes Third Test Preview and Prediction
Jim Smith - Dec 24, 2021

If England’s Ashes campaign took a hit after their heavy defeat at the Gabba in Brisbane, they suffered a body blow in Adelaide. The day-night test with the pink ball was pinned as their best chance of getting on the board in Australia, but they were well-beaten at the Adelaide Oval. Now they face the […]

Temba Bavuma prepares for South Africa vs India First Test.
South Africa vs India First Test, Centurion, Preview and Prediction
Jim Smith - Dec 23, 2021

India’s red-ball captain Virat Kohli is clearly far from satisfied at having lost the ODI captaincy as well as the T20 captaincy that he withdrew from after the recent World Cup. But, under his leadership, the Indian test team are going from strength to strength. They now have the chance to cross one of the […]

Pat Cummins has been ruled out of the Second Ashes Test.
Pat Cummins Out Of Second Ashes Test in Adelaide
Jim Smith - Dec 15, 2021

Australian captain and top-ranked bowler Pat Cummins has been ruled out of the Second Ashes Test to be held at the Adelaide Oval. The fast-bowler has been identified as a close contact of a person who has tested positive for covid and Cummins must therefore isolate for the next seven days. Cummins has returned a […]

Alex Carey, David Warner and Travis Head at the Adelaide Oval ahead of the Second Ashes Test.
The Second Ashes Test Preview and Prediction

After the Gabba, the two teams have arrived in Adelaide for the Second Ashes Test in very different positions. Australia, unsurprisingly, are full of confidence after a complete display in Brisbane saw them score a comprehensive nine-wicket win. England, in contrast, know there is much they need to improve on, but may yet be quietly […]

Ajinkya Rahane has struggled for runs in 2021.
Has the time come for India to look past Ajinkya Rahane?
Tarun G - Dec 12, 2021

In the last few years, there has been immense scrutiny over Ajinkya Rahane for his poor form and after every failure, the outside noises get louder. Has the time come for India to look at other options instead? Rahane was once one of the most consistent players for India, especially in the overseas tours, but he […]

Nathan Lyon celebrates the wicket of Dawid Malan during the First Ashes Test.
England Collapse (Again) To Hand Australia Victory – First Ashes Test Day 4 Recap
Jim Smith - Dec 11, 2021

Joe Root and Dawid Malan’s impressive resistance on day three at the Gabba had provided England with a route back into the First Ashes Test after a disastrous opening two days in Brisbane. But, as it so often has in the past for the English in Australia, things unravelled quickly thereafter. Malan was the first […]