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Last Word Staff - Oct 13, 2022

Can you use a VPN to watch T20 World Cup live from anywhere? The easiest way to view the matches live during the T20 world cup is by using a VPN service. You may live stream T20 matches on your smartphone or laptop by signing up for a free or premium VPN subscription. Cricket lovers […]

Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni are two modern day greats and both feature on the list of best Indian batsmen of all-time.
Varun Desai, Editor - May 11, 2021

Who are the greatest batsmen from India ever? The Indian Cricket Team has produced fantastic batters over the years. In fact, the art of batting is exactly what the Nation is known for, along with their spin-bowling prowess. It is only recently that fast bowling has been made a big thing in India. Such has […]

Younus Khan and Mohammad Yousuf are two of the best Pakistani batsmen of all-time.
Varun Desai, Editor - May 9, 2021

Who are the greatest Pakistani batsmen ever? High-quality batsmen are often rare commodities in Pakistan nowadays. The nation prefers to push their pantheon of fast bowling talent further first. But, there have been some superb batters in the past that have helped Pakistan win a number of tournaments and bilateral series. In this article, we […]

Curtly Ambrose and Courtney Walsh are both on the list of the best West Indian bowlers ever.
Varun Desai, Editor - May 4, 2021

Picking the greatest Windies bowlers ever Historically, the West Indies have always been a powerhouse in all three formats of the game. They have won two 50-over Cricket World Cups, two World T20s and ruled Test cricket for over 20 years. They have had quality batsmen and spinners but a number of the best West […]

Jos Buttler is perhaps the most high-profile English player at the 2021 IPL.
Varun Desai, Editor - May 4, 2021

Rating the England contingent’s IPL to date In this article we will explore how each of the 14 English players have performed so far in this year’s IPL. A record-number had been picked for this season and some have done really well, while others not so well. Strangely, a number have also not featured much […]

Joe Root and Alastair Cook both feature in the best English batsmen of all-time list due to their longevity and quality.
Varun Desai, Editor - Apr 30, 2021

Who are the greatest batsmen from England ever? Historically, England have been the third most successful side in Test match cricket, only behind Australia and South Africa in terms of their win percentage, which stands at 36.46%. In limited overs cricket, England have won two trophies till date – the 2010 World T20 and the […]

Jonty Rhodes is the best fielder ever in world cricket.
Varun Desai, Editor - Apr 12, 2021

Who are the greatest fielders of all-time? Fielding can often be the difference between winning and losing a game. The best fielders in world cricket save a number of runs, affect smart run outs and take scintillating catches to turn games around. The likes of Ben Stokes and Virat Kohli are two of the better […]

Jess Jonassen and Megan Schutt are both on the list of the best female cricket bowlers in the world.
Varun Desai, Editor - Apr 9, 2021

Who are the best bowlers in women’s cricket? Batsmen or batswomen win you games. Bowlers win your tournaments. This is a common saying believed to be true by many experts within the cricketing fraternity. The best female cricket bowlers in the world are able to use a variety of skills to trouble top batsmen regularly. […]

Wasim Akram is the best Pakistan bowler of all-time, due to his outstanding ODI and Test record.
Varun Desai, Editor - Apr 2, 2021

Who are the greatest Pakistani bowlers ever? Pakistan has been very lucky to have had some amazing bowling options throughout their history. The nation has always prided themselves on their fast-bowling and spin-bowling talent. Indeed, this has helped them win all three ICC tournaments at least once. The best Pakistan bowlers of all-time are a […]

The Melbourne Cricket Ground is the biggest stadium in Australia and is one of the best in the country to visit for a game of cricket.
Varun Desai, Editor - Mar 27, 2021

Ten cricket stadiums to visit in Australia Australia is a very beautiful country, known for its attractions such as the Great Barrier Reef and Bondi Beach. They also have a very successful cricket team and both the men and the women have won multiple silverware in the past. Their home dominance has been an integral […]

The jerseys worn by Australia and New Zealand, both retro, are two of the best cricket kits of all-time.
Varun Desai, Editor - Mar 23, 2021

The best ODI kits worn in cricket history Taste is a big factor when it comes to ranking how good a cricket kit looks. Some prefer a retro look, in order to take a break from the fast pace of today’s world. Others prefer a chic and stylish design that looks funky. In this article, […]

Isa Guha is the best female cricket pundit in the world thanks to her superb commentary for the likes of Sky Sports and Channel Nine.
Varun Desai, Editor - Mar 16, 2021

Five popular women commentators in cricket Equality has improved massively in the last two decades and the best female cricket commentators in the world are now receiving great opportunities to showcase their talent on the biggest stages. In fact, they have done a fantastic job and added a lot to the media and broadcasting side […]

Rishabh Pant and Ollie Pope are two of the best young cricketers in the world.
Varun Desai, Editor - Mar 5, 2021

Who are the most talented young cricketers on the planet? In sport and particularly cricket, viewers are always intrigued when talented rookies make their mark on the international or domestic stage. This is often because we feel a sense of excitement when watching the best young cricketers in the world go about their business, knowing […]

Tim Southee and Trent Boult both feature on the list of the best New Zealand bowlers of all-time.
Varun Desai, Editor - Mar 4, 2021

Ranking New Zealand’s greatest ever bowlers New Zealand has always been a fast bowling country and there should be no surprise that four of the five picks on the list of the best New Zealand bowlers of all-time are seamers. The nation itself offers pitches that suit the pacers, due to the tinge of green […]

Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor are two of the best New Zealand batsmen of all-time and also currently due to their consistency.
Varun Desai, Editor - Mar 2, 2021

Ranking the top 5 greatest New Zealand batsmen ever The Black Caps have always punched above their weight, so to speak, in international cricket. They won the 2000 ICC Champions Trophy, against all the odds and recently reached back-to-back ICC Cricket World Cup finals, in 2015 and in 2019. A combination of great fast bowling […]

The analysis of Faf du Plessis career will be something along the lines of great batsmen and superb captain in a declining team.
Saad Qaisar - Mar 1, 2021

Faf du Plessis bid farewell to Test cricket, just two weeks ago, in order to focus on limited overs cricket. As the T20I World Cup approaches, he felt that it was the best decision to focus on just that. He took over the Test captaincy in 2016, despite only debuting in late 2012. In this […]

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Jimmy Anderson in action as England skittle New Zealand.
Jim Smith - Mar 1, 2021

England’s latest red-ball reset has gotten off to a flying start with England skittling New Zealand at Lords. Having lost the toss and been put into the field by the Black Caps on what looked like a good day for batting day, it did not take long for Jimmy Anderson to make an impact on […]

Angelo Mathews was player of the match in the Chattogram Test.
Jim Smith - Mar 1, 2021

There was not very much in it for the bowlers in the Chattogram Test and not for the first time. Angelo Mathews, in particular, delivered a timely reminder of his quality with the bat, falling just one run short of a double century in Sri Lanka’s first innings. Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim struck centuries […]

Ben Stokes in action for Durham ahead of England vs New Zealand.
Jim Smith - Mar 1, 2021

England have named their first 13-man squad of the new era under Brendon McCullum and Ben Stokes. The immediate takeaway is that if English cricket administrators have not always been as appreciative of Stuart Broad and James Anderson as they should have been, England cricket fans will certainly be grateful that they can call upon […]

Tom Harrison leaves the ECB with the game in poor repair.
Jim Smith - Mar 1, 2021

Tom Harrison ends his reign as CEO of the England and Wales Cricket Board with the game in disarray. The principal victim of that is cricket in England and Wales, but it is also an unedifying end to the career of a man who brought a great deal to the sport. The TV rights package […]

Alex Lees in County action ahead of England vs New Zealand.
Jim Smith - Mar 1, 2021

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, […]

Pakistan star Shaheen Shah Afridi in County Championship action.
Jim Smith - Mar 1, 2021

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 […]

Umran Malik, the Jammu Express, has made a fine start to life with Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Vyom Nanavati - Mar 1, 2021

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 […]

Ben Stokes in action for England.
Jim Smith - Mar 1, 2021

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 […]