Was Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan An Underrated Genius?

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Muttiah Muralitharan – The Smiling Assassin  On the back of the backlash aimed towards actor Vijay Sethupathi over his Muttiah Muralitharan biopic ‘800’. We ask is the legendary Sri Lankan off-spinner an underrated genius? Undoubtedly statistically one of, if not the greatest bowler to ever play the beautiful game of cricket. Sitting a full 92 […] READ MORE


England v Pakistan: James Anderson Reaches Landmark 600 In Draw

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James Anderson And His Amazing 600 England seamer James Anderson became the first fast bowler to reach 600 Test wickets. The hosts and Pakistan played out a rain-affected draw in the final Test of the summer. After rain caused the players to wait until 4.15pm for play on the final day, the 38-year-old got what […] READ MORE


England v Pakistan Day Four: Jimmy Anderson Left On The Brink Of History

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England Kept At Bay By Pakistan Despite Anderson Efforts England and James Anderson were left frustrated by more Pakistan resilience and bad weather on day four. The team went in search of victory and the bowler went in search of his 600th Test wicket. Both were held up on day four of the final Test […] READ MORE


England v Pakistan Day Three: Stubborn Azhar Ali But Anderson Reigns Supreme

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England Dominate Pakistan Despite Brilliant Azhar Ali England and James Anderson were left frustrated in their hot pursuit of victory by Pakistan captain Azhar Ali. He struck a fabulous and gutsy 141 not out to stave off the host’s onslaught. With a win all but out of the question, the Pakistani skipper batted throughout the […] READ MORE


England v Pakistan Day Two: Zak Crawley Puts On A Show

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England v Pakistan – Zak Crawley Scores Mammoth 267 England are in complete control of the final Test of the summer against Pakistan thanks to Zak Crawley who struck a phenomenal 267, becoming the third-youngest English player to make a double century. Crawley’s knock saw him reach number 10 in the all-time highest scorer list for […] READ MORE


England v Pakistan 2nd Test Day One: Jimmy Anderson Hits Back

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England Edge Pakistan Thanks To Jimmy Anderson Despite losing the toss and being asked to field, England edged Pakistan on day one and James ‘Jimmy’ Anderson, in particular, had the better of a rain-affected first day at the Ageas Bowl. In fact, all the bowlers had a day out. Prior to the toss, England confirmed […] READ MORE


Forget The Best: Picking The Worst Test Match Batsmen XI Of All-Time

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Picking The Worst Test Match Batsmen XI We spend so much time eulogising about the best players on the planet, comparing the likes of Ben Stokes, Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, and Steve Smith, we don’t give a second thought to the humble last man. We’ve taken a look at the worst test match batsmen eleven […] READ MORE


England v Pakistan – The Mental Strength Of Jos Buttler Key to Victory

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England Inspired By Jos Buttler Jos Buttler played his greatest ever test innings to steer England to a famous win in the 1st Test against Pakistan. Buttler showed remarkable resilience to score 75 in the winning chase. He had a poor match with the gloves, and he knew it. He was potentially playing for his […] READ MORE


Shan Masood – Analysing his 156 at Old Trafford versus England

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Shan Masood – The Defining Innings? A struggle against Jimmy Anderson in 2015 in the UAE. Further struggles against Jimmy Anderson in 2016. This time in England. Past performances must surely have played on the mind of Shan Masood? But on day two of the first test against England, Masood banished all his demons – […] READ MORE


Who Makes It Into England’s All-Time ODI XI?

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Picking England’s All-Time ODI XI England Cricket played their first-ever ODI against Australia at Melbourne in 1971. Since then, they have appeared in 4 World Cup Finals – losing 3 and winning 1. Along the way, England Cricket has had some incredibly talented players. From Graham Gooch to Jos Buttler, the Three Lions have never […] READ MORE