England’s Gary Ballance Dilemma

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1, 0, 29, 6, 61, 0, 23, 14, 6, 23, 23, 70, 28, 8, 17, 9, 1, 9, 5. Gary Ballance‘s last 19 scores in Test cricket make for miserable reading. His average of 17.5 since the home series against New Zealand is less than half of his average in his entire England career, and the […] READ MORE


Bangladesh vs England: Second Test Preview

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After a hugely competitive and entertaining few weeks, Dhaka will play host to the final match in England’s tour of Bangladesh before they continue their mammoth winter tour onto India. Many have predicted England to struggle somewhat in India, who are now the number one-ranked Test side, but it would be wrong to undermine England’s […] READ MORE


Bangladesh v England: Five Things We Learned

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What a game of cricket. An amazing five days that would show even the most hardened pessimist the genuine beauty and thrill of Test match cricket. The game ebbed, flowed and at no point in the five days did either side look clear favourites. So after the dust has settled and the sun has set […] READ MORE


Bangladesh vs England: First Test Ratings

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England completed a thrilling 22-run victory earlier today over a spirited Bangladesh. It was by no means a convincing performance by England, whose batting looked vulnerable at times. A huge talking point heading into the series was the question of who should open for England, but Ben Duckett failed to make a significant mark on […] READ MORE


Bangladesh vs England: First Test Preview

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October 20-24, 4am GMT Chittagong After clinching a narrow 2-1 win in an enthralling ODI Series, England go into their two-Test series against Bangladesh as strong favourites; some UK bookies are offering odds as long as 9/1 for the home side to win the series. However, question marks remain over the visitors. With at least two changes to their […] READ MORE


England Take a Backward Step with Gareth Batty Recall

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English cricket was in a dark place following the 2015 World Cup. Out-played, out-fought and out-powered, they played cricket in much the same way they had for the last twenty years. Stuck in the dark ages it made for rather desperate viewing. Fast forward to the present day and England’s one-day side is in rude […] READ MORE