Kieron Pollard batting for Mumbai Indians.
Jim Smith - Apr 5, 2022

Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians are set to go head-to-head with Mumbai looking for the first win of the season in their third game. Kolkata Knight Riders, meanwhile, have won two of their opening three and look like a force to be reckoned with in IPL 2022. But who will come out on top […]

Sean Wilson - Jul 31, 2018

The preview to the first Test of the eagerly anticipated series between England and India.

Sean Wilson - Jul 26, 2018

Rashid’s u-turn, Moeen recalled, Porter called-up – the talking points from England’s latest Test squad ahead of their series against India.

Saurav Jha - Jul 21, 2018

England vs India: The Story Of The ODI Series It was a clash between number one and number two in the world and though it’s a cliché it was aptly titled as a clash of the titans. England had been on their fairy-tale ride ever since the 2015 World Cup. But there was only one […]

Joe Root
Sean Wilson - Jul 19, 2018

Despite living in an era of crash, bang, wallop cricket and being dropped from the T20 side, Joe Root’s performance in the ODI series triumph against India underlined his value to the England cause.

Sean Wilson - May 31, 2018

England’s repeated poor performances in Tests underlines the need to make changes in the coaching department.

Sean Wilson - May 13, 2018

After a miserable winter, England’s upcoming squad for the first Test of the summer against Pakistan could well feature some new faces. Yet, who is likely to get a look in?

Sean Wilson - Apr 26, 2018

ECB’s appointment of Ed Smith as national selector, as well as launching a new scouting system is a step in the right direction but the bigger problem, coaching, is something that still hasn’t been addressed.

Sean Wilson - Mar 26, 2018

England’s latest winter hammering in Auckland further emphasised the need for something different in their bowling attack.

Sean Wilson - Feb 27, 2018

A preview of the second One-Day International between New Zealand and England at Mount Maunganui.

Sean Wilson - Feb 11, 2018

Ian Pont has gained a reputation as one of the finest fast bowling coaches in the world, now he is aiming to inspire a new, more technically correct generation of pacemen through his website, Ultimate Pace Foundation.

Sean Wilson - Jan 29, 2018

How Jofra Archer rose from being relatively unknown to lighting up the Big Bash and earning himself a big-money IPL contract.

Sean Wilson - Jan 22, 2018

Up and coming Indian cricketer Nagender Dhanavath on how coaching from outside India helped him to be on the verge of IPL selection.

Tim Part - Jan 19, 2018

To bungle one odd dismissal may be regarded as a misfortune; to make a hash of two looks like carelessness A different kind of catching LeRoy is a sleepy town of around seven and a half thousand people and falling in Western New York State. On a road trip from Manhattan to Niagara Falls, you […]

James Allpress - Jan 18, 2018

The U19 cricket world cup is the stepping stone for young cricketers to launch onto the international cricket scene. The U19 world cup has been the platform for many current stars such as Chris Gayle, Steve Smith, Josh Hazlewood, Tim Southee & Trent Boult to name a few. Who’s Next From The U19 Cricket World […]

Sean Wilson - Dec 31, 2017

Alastair Cook’s brilliant 244 not out in the fourth Ashes Test at Melbourne proved that he still has plenty left to offer in an England Test shirt.

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Alex Lees in County action ahead of England vs New Zealand.
Jim Smith - Apr 5, 2022

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 - Apr 5, 2022

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 - Apr 5, 2022

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 - Apr 5, 2022

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 - Apr 5, 2022

The first English foray into Franchise Cricket was along way from being a success. The considerable cash reserves built up by the ECB over the years were frittered away on the Hundred without many obvious benefits in return. Of course, the Hundred is not without positives. It certainly shouldn’t be overlooked that it provided a […]

Shan Masood in action for Derbyshire CCC.
Jim Smith - Apr 5, 2022

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 […]

English Test Cricket is at its lowest ebb.
Jim Smith - Apr 5, 2022

The abject performance of the Test team has been the defining story in English cricket over the last 18 months. The summer of 2020 was reasonably positive for England as they beat the West Indies 2-1 and Pakistan 1-0, before recording a dominant 3-0 win away from home against Sri Lanka. They even got the […]

Is Jos Buttler the best T20 batter in the world?
Vyom Nanavati - Apr 5, 2022

The raising of Jos Buttler’s bat followed by the removal of his helmet is becoming an increasingly routine sight for fans of T20 cricket. The Rajasthan Royals and England opening batter has long been one of the stars of the T20 world stage. But even by his high standards, he has been in particularly destructive […]