Usman Khawaja Belongs at the Top Level

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As Usman Khawaja rocked onto the back foot and defended a fiery and quick Mark Wood- you just knew. This man has class. If you were a first-time cricket viewer you would be forgiven to think that he may have been one of Australia’s talisman. However, he was on return after a few years. Khawaja’s […] READ MORE


The Ashes Fourth Test Preview and Prediction

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It is looking increasingly possible that all five matches of this Ashes series will not be completed. But for now, the Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground is going ahead as England seek to regain some credibility and Australia look to heap further pain on their oldest rivals. As always, we here at Last Word […] READ MORE


The Ashes Third Test Preview and Prediction

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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 […] READ MORE


Pat Cummins Out Of Second Ashes Test in Adelaide

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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 […] READ MORE


The Second Ashes Test Preview and Prediction

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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 […] READ MORE