Ben Duckett: A Victim Of England’s Lack Of Focus On Technique

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There have been several positives from England’s subcontinent tour so far: the emergence of Haseeb Hameed as England’s new opener, the rapid improvement of Adil Rashid and the way in which Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow have played spin, to name a few. In a way, the tour has provided more answers than questions for […] READ MORE


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 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