England vs New Zealand: Who Should Play For the Hosts at Lords?

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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, […] READ MORE


Ben Stokes: The Right Man At The Wrong Time?

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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 […] READ MORE


Things May Get Worse Before They Get Better for English Test Cricket

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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 […] READ MORE


3 players who could replace Ben Stokes at IPL 2021 in the UAE

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Ben Stokes is one of the best all-rounders in all formats of the game, nevermind the IPL. In fact, he is one of the most complete cricketers the game has ever seen. Stokes can bat, bowl and field well. Stokes has not only been a vital player for England but also for domestic T20 franchises. […] READ MORE


Mental health in cricket is a growing concern

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Mental health in cricket has come sharply into focus recently, with Ben Stokes opting out of playing the game for an indefinite period of time. Mental health in most professional sport has been brought into the public eye with USA gymnastics great Simone Biles pulling out of her scheduled events at the Tokyo Olympic Games. […] READ MORE