A Tribute to Vernon Philander

t wasn’t a fairy tale ending for Vernon Philander as a grade two hamstring tear allowed him to bowl only nine deliveries in his...

Test Homecoming – Pakistan v Sri Lanka

  And so it comes: for the first time in ten years and nine months, Pakistan will be hosting a test match.  Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium...

Steve Smith and That Hundred

Australia had a year without Steve Smith. They tried Peter Handscomb, then Mitchell Marsh, then Shaun Marsh, then Nathan Lyon, and finally Marnus Labuschagne...
Cricket World Cup 2019

Cricket World Cup 2019: Are England Meeting Expectations?

Four games played, three wins and a defeat to the mercurial Pakistan. So far so good for the pre-tournament favourites, very much on course...

Assessing Ireland’s Spin Depth

In recent news, perhaps the Irish border ‘backstop’ was crucial to a Brexit deal defeat but when you poke your nose around in a...

The Last Ball of the Day and its Meaning

When Shane Warne bowled Basit Ali on the last ball of the day in 1995, there was a great interest in the back story...
Joe Root

Windies vs England: Joe Root side on the march

Joe Root stamped his own personal authority on his England side as they romped to a 3-0 whitewash over Sri Lanka almost two months...
Joe Root Cricket

Why 2019 is providing an exciting year of cricket ahead in the UK

There are few things better in the world of sport than a good slate of cricket spread throughout the year. With a good stretch...

Gautam Gambhir : The Desperation, The Hunger and a Glorious Career

Gautam Gambhir : The Desperation, The Hunger and a Glorious Career "He never tries to be politically correct, he says what he thinks and he...

How Variety In Attack Finally Gave England Success Away From Home

After years of failing away from home, England's decision to add more variety to their attack proved key to their 3-0 whitewash victory in Sri Lanka