The Ashes Fourth Test Preview and Prediction

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It is looking increasingly possible that all five matches of this Ashes series will not be completed. But for now, the Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground is going ahead as England seek to regain some credibility and Australia look to heap further pain on their oldest rivals. As always, we here at Last Word […] READ MORE


The Ashes Third Test Preview and Prediction

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If England’s Ashes campaign took a hit after their heavy defeat at the Gabba in Brisbane, they suffered a body blow in Adelaide. The day-night test with the pink ball was pinned as their best chance of getting on the board in Australia, but they were well-beaten at the Adelaide Oval. Now they face the […] READ MORE


The Second Ashes Test Preview and Prediction

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After the Gabba, the two teams have arrived in Adelaide for the Second Ashes Test in very different positions. Australia, unsurprisingly, are full of confidence after a complete display in Brisbane saw them score a comprehensive nine-wicket win. England, in contrast, know there is much they need to improve on, but may yet be quietly […] READ MORE





Steve Smith: The greatest Test batsman

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As Steve Smith turns 32 today, let us reflect on his test career and how he transformed himself from a spin-bowling all-rounder to the “Greatest Test batsman since Bradman.” THE DEBUT  Steve Smith made his test debut at Lords in July 2010, playing both Tests against Pakistan in the 2010 Test series played in England. […] READ MORE


Best Test matches of all-time: The top 5 ever

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The greatest Tests ever played in cricket Test match cricket is still considered by many as the best and purest form of the game. It lasts for five days and teams encounter a variety of conditions, in which they are tested to their limit. There are also comebacks because each team has two innings to […] READ MORE


The top 5 best cricket podcasts in the world

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Finding the right cricket podcast to listen to Whether it’s while commuting to work, or while working-out at the gym, podcasts make great company. Unfortunately, with so many of them out there, discerning listeners often have to trawl through a lot of detritus before finding the right podcast for them. So to make life a […] READ MORE


The best cricket jokes and puns to tell your friends

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Funny cricket jokes that will have you laughing Cricket can sometimes be a tedious and informative game. There is a lot of analysis and data being used in the modern era, in order to help give teams the best chance to succeed statistically. The best cricket jokes can be a great distraction to help both […] READ MORE