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England test team in need of ODI-like reform

In 2015, England to qualify for the knockout stage of the ODI World Cup. A team which contained the likes of Ian Bell, Garry Balance and Jimmy Anderson were unfit to compete at the ODI level. England were criticised for using a team of test match players who were unable to bat aggressively. Their bowlers […]

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No Ashes victory, but plenty of reasons for England to smile

For English cricket fans, it is hard to remember a more memorable summer than 2019. A scintillating World Cup victory on home soil, moments of outstanding individual brilliance from the likes of Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer and a very competitive Ashes series will all go down in the history books. The failure to regain […]

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A Carribbean Carnival to start off 2019 for England cricket

Writing this in the sub-zero temperatures of Scotland’s brutal winter, the England Cricket Team are currently gearing up for two and a half months of sun-kissed cricket as they embark on their first endeavour of 2019. Whilst we freeze our bails off back here in Blighty, Joe Root and his men are acclimatising to the […]

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Cook has been a faithful servant as England’s captain

Are captains born or made? In Graeme Smith’s case, it would appear to be the former. Captain of South African Cricket at a tender 22, he led his Proteas side for 12 years, notching up more wins than any other captain in cricketing history. What does he have to do with English cricket? As Alastair […]

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Pressure grows on embattled England captain Alastair Cook

Alastair Cook is no stranger to criticism of his captaincy. Ever since taking the reins of the England Test team, Cook has been widely maligned for his allegedly overly conservative on-field tactical decisions and the lack of inspired brilliance that the likes of MS Dhoni and Brendon McCullum have brought to Test cricket captaincy in […]

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Stellar summer masks lingering questions for England

As cricketing summers go, England have not had a bad one. Convincing wins over Sri Lanka in both the Test and ODI series were followed up by an enthralling drawn Test series against Pakistan and a crushing ODI victory over the same opposition. While the ignominious loss in the final T20 match of the summer […]

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England and New Zealand storm Twenty20 in shock victories

We are only a short way into this year’s World Twenty20 competition and already the tournament looks set to justify its billing as the most thrilling and explosive cricketing event of the year. With this year’s tournament hosted by cricketing behemoth India, there was always going to be a massive amount of hype involved but […]