The recent retirement of Jonathan Trott has opened up the now too familiar point of discussion for England cricket fans: who will open the batting with Alastair Cook in Test matches? Since Andrew Strauss retired in 2012, England captain Alastair Cook has shared opening stands with six different players and when the first New Zealand […] READ MORE
Tag: Jonathan Trott
Alex Hales: Test Match Opener?
After 639 runs in eight first-class innings, Alex Hales is the form batsman in the country. Is a Test debut in 2015 a realistic possibility? READ MORE
Kevin Pietersen: A Solution to England’s Opening Problems?
After Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott struggled in Antigua, could Kevin Pietersen become England's next opener ahead of the 2015 Ashes? READ MORE
Tour of Caribbean will set Tone for Crucial English Summer
England will be looking for a much-needed confidence boost from their three-match Test series against the West Indies, part of their tour of Caribbean. After a dismal World Cup campaign which caused turmoil on and off the pitch England need a strong performance as they head into a summer of intense cricket against New Zealand and, later […] READ MORE
Preview: West Indies Vs England – The 1st Test
It is hard to judge what could possibly be Alastair Cook’s state of mind. At the beginning of what is to be one of the most important years in English cricket history, Captain Cook has it all to mull over. He has his own form to be taking care of; he doesn’t have a definite […] READ MORE
Lyth Set For Frustrating Wait
The last twelve months of Adam Lyth’s career have brought him everything a batsman could wish for – a mountain of runs, a County Championship winner’s medal, and most recently, a Wisden Cricketer of the Year award – except an England place. The early indications from the tour match against a hopeless St Kitts and […] READ MORE
England’s Cricket World Cup: Muddled Thinking
The Cricket World Cup is well underway and the action so far has been highly entertaining. One exception is England who have been a major disappointment in their first three games. The management and coaches seem stuck in the the 1990’s with their team selections and tactics, which is frustrating all English fans. This has been […] READ MORE
Jonathan Trott is Still in the Game
Jonathan Trott proved that he still has a lot to offer England in international cricket by scoring 211* and 79* in consecutive innings for the Lions—he did score a duck in his most recent innings, however. While Gary Ballance has done a more than respectable job of replacing Trott at three in the Test side, […] READ MORE
Does Jonathan Trott's Career Hang in the Ballance?
Jonathan Trott and Gary Ballance, two players who have broken through the County Championship and into the England first team, have both had time in the spotlight as a number three batsmen and have both shown what they bring to the table, but the main question imposed on the minds of England fans around the […] READ MORE