The sports betting industry is booming in India.
Rohan - Sep 4, 2021

Cricket is the most-watched sport in India. Every nook and corner of the country passionately follow the sport. Apart from Cricket, football is the second-most-watched sport. While sporting events have become increasingly popular over the years, the sports betting industry has also made progress in the worldwide economy. Today, the gambling industry is one of […]

Stuart Broad, Jimmy Anderson and Joe Root are three England Test players most likely to cause Team India issues
Rohan - Jul 24, 2021

India will clash heads with the England Cricket Team in the upcoming Pataudi Trophy commencing 4th of August. They will play a five-test series to ensure riveting entertainment for cricket fans across the globe. England outclassed the Indian team in the previous Test series in England 4-1. In that series, many Indian batters and bowlers […]

The Indian Cricket Team will look to rise to the England Test series challenge in August
Rohan - Jul 20, 2021

The World Test Championship 2021-23 cycle begins with a five-match Test series between India and England, starting on the 4th of August 2021. The Indian Cricket Team are coming into the series after enduring a heart-crushing defeat in the WTC final against New Zealand. Their tendency to lose in the knockouts of an ICC event […]

Kyle Jamieson is one of the players to watch out for during the England vs New Zealand Test series.
Varun Desai, Editor - May 31, 2021

The power profiles The British Summer is upon us and that means cricket will be back on our screens soon. 2nd of June is the date for the start of the England vs New Zealand Test series and it promises to be a mouth-watering contest. Both sides are evenly matched and are very used to […]

The England Test team face New Zealand in a two game series to kick-off the British Summer.
Varun Desai, Editor - May 31, 2021

The British summer begins (finally) Summertime is finally upon us after a long stretch of cold and cool weather. It’s almost June but at least it’s here. The first Test match of a long and arduous summer will begin on Wednesday, with England’s Test team taking on New Zealand. So, what is there to look […]

Hashim Amla is the star performer in our County Championship round-up.
Varun Desai, Editor - May 28, 2021

The latest round of First Class Cricket in the UK is spicing up and a number of the games could go down to the line, with teams fighting it out to gain maximum points. In this article, we summarise the County Championship and round up the best performances so far. So, which players have stood […]

England opener Haseeb Hameed has forced himself back into England's Test squad, with consistent runs in the County Championship.
Varun Desai, Editor - May 28, 2021

A comeback for the ages After nearly 5 years out of the international game, England’s Haseeb Hameed has managed to win back a place in the most prestigious cricket squad in the country. Albeit, in a freaky way – Ben Foakes slipped in the dressing room and recently tore his hamstring, having to be withdrawn […]

Darren Stevens may well be called up to the England Test Squad when they face New Zealand in June.
Varun Desai, Editor - May 23, 2021

A coming of age? Darren Stevens was told during the 2019 County Championship that his contract would not be renewed by his team Kent. This was his final season at the club. However, he scored a double-century and took five wickets in the same game to force Kent to rethink their strategy. Since then, Darren […]

The England Test squad will have a new look about them with many regulars missing against New Zealand.
Varun Desai, Editor - May 18, 2021

Three Lions name their squad to begin the English Summer The England Cricket Board (ECB) recently named their Test squad to take on New Zealand in two games, starting on the 2nd of June 2021. The hosts will be looking to win their first Test series against the Kiwis since 2013, when they won 2-0 […]

Hampshire CCC fell to another defeat in the County Championship, in hands of Craig Overton and Somerset.
Michael Vince - May 11, 2021

Back-to-back defeats for Hants Hampshire CCC nearly suffered a second consecutive innings defeat, still losing by ten wickets, Somerset being their tormentors this time. Another sub-100 first innings score put them firmly on the back foot from the off and things rarely looked up from there. Batters fail again As usual, Somerset’s extremely strong bowling […]

The England Test Team could see new faces for the two game series with the availability and fitness of Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer and Dominic Sibley in doubt.
Varun Desai, Editor - May 10, 2021

Selectors look to test squad depth A series between New Zealand and England promises to provide great value to viewers around the globe. The 2019 Cricket World Cup Final remains a painful memory for the Kiwis. Meanwhile, the England Test Team will want to exert their own revenge, having not beaten New Zealand in a […]

James Vince heads our list of best County Championship players in 2021, having captained and batted for Hampshire superbly.
Michael Vince - Apr 30, 2021

The stars so far There are some clear outliers in terms of performances (so far) in the domestic scene. The best County Championship players in the 2021 season have usurped their counterparts significantly and as a result turned heads elsewhere.  The England selection committee will likely have their eye on these players, with a big […]

Ian Holland has so far starred for Hampshire in the 2021 County Championship.
Michael Vince - Apr 29, 2021

Tail holds firm to deny Hampshire three in three Hampshire were denied a third straight victory in the 2021 County Championship by a brave last wicket stand by Gloucestershire’s Dom Goodman and Josh Shaw. Brad Wheal had helped reduce Gloucester to 161 for 9 but the last pair remained steadfast for nearly 18 overs. Skipper […]

The Pakistan T20I squad look to win the series against Zimbabwe at Harare.
Glen Campbell - Apr 22, 2021

Visitors aim to improve performance, win series Pakistan’s T20I squad currently have the lead in the three-match T20 series against Zimbabwe, after a 11 run victory on Wednesday.  It was a close contest that will leave the Chevrons with much to reflect on. They will see this as a missed opportunity. For this was a […]

Neil Wagner was the last New Zealand cricketer to receive the Covid-19 vaccine prior to their tour to England in June 2021.
Last Word Staff - Apr 22, 2021

Black Caps receive vaccines ahead of English tour Neil Wagner was the last New Zealand-based player at the Black Caps – the New Zealand national cricket team – to receive his Covid-19 vaccine ahead of the team’s departure for England this May, the team’s official Twitter account recently announced. Out of the 20 players in […]

Mohammad Abbas helped Hampshire Cricket to a dominant victory over Middlesex.
Michael Vince - Apr 20, 2021

Hants CCC continue strong start to season Hampshire County Cricket Club continued their dominant start to the 2021 County Championship with another outstanding all-round performance. Middlesex were the victims this time but to begin with they put up a better fight on day one than Leicestershire. Skipper James Vince won the toss again and elected […]

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Ben Stokes in action for Durham ahead of England vs New Zealand.
Jim Smith - Sep 4, 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 - Sep 4, 2021

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Alex Lees in County action ahead of England vs New Zealand.
Jim Smith - Sep 4, 2021

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Pakistan star Shaheen Shah Afridi in County Championship action.
Jim Smith - Sep 4, 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 - Sep 4, 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 - Sep 4, 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 […]

English Cricket should introduce a one day franchise cricket tournament.
Jim Smith - Sep 4, 2021

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Shan Masood in action for Derbyshire CCC.
Jim Smith - Sep 4, 2021

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 […]