Selecting The Best Test Cricket XI of 2017

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Another year of Test Cricket has passed by with only the showpiece Boxing Day Test Matches remaining and as everybody loves the year end, it gives us the opportunity to select a team of who we think were the eleven best performers in these twelve months. Here is my Test Cricket XI from 2017: Embed […] READ MORE


Who Should Be In The ICC 2017 Test Team Of The Year?

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As 2017 draws to a close, one can reflect on what has been a marvellous year of cricket. Pakistan won the ICC Champions Trophy, being the underdogs, and there have been several exciting bilateral series. Zimbabwe provided a major shock after being Sri Lanka 3-2 in a five match ODI series and the African side […] READ MORE


England’s Widening Cracks: Perth Talking Points

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When the English team touched down in Australia, the Australian Vice Captain sent out a clear warning to the English camp that they should be prepared for “war”. England Captain Joe Root was in bullish mood during his first Ashes Press Conference, saying, “We’re very confident. We’ve got very good experienced players that have been here […] READ MORE




Brisbane Test: The Talking Points

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The Ashes is the most keenly anticipated series of the international calendar and the first Test in Brisbane lived up to its billing. Both sides showed a lot of grit, application and inexperienced players stepped up to the fore. Australia showed professionalism on the last two days and won the Test by 10 wickets. We […] READ MORE


Australia vs England: What Does Day 4 Hold?

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At the moment the first Ashes Test is finely poised. England’s first innings total of 302 seemed like a par score, but they will be extremely disappointed with their collapse from 246-4. However, a superb unbeaten 141 from Australian captain Steve Smith stole the momentum away from England and gave Australia a handy 26 run-lead […] READ MORE




India v Australia Preview: Australia’s Bowling

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Australia’s top six may be charged with the task of keeping their team in the four-Test series in India, but it will be the bowling attack that will have the tougher job of winning each match. The four front-line members of the attack seem all but settled heading into the first Test, but early failures […] READ MORE