From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, and Jacques Kallis scored Test centuries all round the world, but not one between them at Lord’s.
There could barely be better circumstances for a spinner to make their Test debut than against the mediocre West Indies on one of the world’s most spin-friendly decks, at Roseau.
An in-form Alastair Cook makes England a vastly better and more balanced side. His return to touch has significantly changed the complexion of the upcoming Ashes series.
New Zealand cricketers must be scratching their heads in frustration. How did it happen? How did they lose the Lord’s Test on Monday after scoring 523 runs in the first innings and then leading England by 134 runs?
Jason Gillespie admits he would probably have made the same decision as Andrew Strauss had he been in charge of finding the next England coach after missing out on the post himself.
Australia coach Darren Lehmann says the appointment of Trevor Bayliss as England’s coach will ensure the upcoming Ashes series will be fiercely competitive.
Jason Gillespie has confirmed he won’t be England’s next cricket coach with another Australian, Trevor Bayliss, set to be given the top job.
He’s still biding his time in the shadow of mate Brad Haddin but back-up Australian wicketkeeper Peter Nevill wouldn’t want to be anywhere else than the Caribbean right now.
Australian Trevor Bayliss has reportedly accepted the offer of the England and Wales Cricket Board to coach the England cricket team.
Peter Siddle’s incisive spells for Lancashire in County cricket over the past month have put him in strong contention to make Australia’s starting XI for the first Test against the West Indies next week.
Ben Stokes has scored the fastest-ever Test hundred at Lord’s, while England captain Alastair Cook weighed in with a less spectacular but equally valuable century of his own as the hosts fought back against New Zealand in the first Test.
Australia won’t face Shivnarine Chanderpaul in the Caribbean next month after the veteran left-hander was left out of the West Indies squad.
If the rumours carry any substance, it’s only a matter of time before Jason Gillespie becomes England’s new coach.
Veteran allrounder Shane Watson wants to keep playing all three forms of cricket internationally and says the old guard in Australia’s Ashes squad are highly motivated to get an elusive series win in England.
Joe Root and Ben Stokes both fell agonisingly short of a hundred after rescuing England from a dire position on the opening day of the first Test against New Zealand at Lord’s on Thursday.
Former Australian fast bowler Jason Gillespie has been summonsed by Andrew Strauss to discuss the England coaching job.
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Shivnarine Chanderpaul has been excluded from the West Indies Test squad to take on the Australians in the coming weeks – an omission as puzzling as the great man’s batting technique.
For only the 14th time in cricket history a Test side, in this case New Zealand, has managed to score in excess of 500 runs in the first innings and lose the match.
I fully realise how daft this will sound, but I promise you Lord’s looks just as beautiful in the flesh as it does on TV, which had been my only experience of the dear old place until Monday just gone.
There is less than a year to go until the next major tournament, the Twenty20 World Cup, and there is no doubt every international outfit will have an eye on taking that trophy home.
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As England’s international summer begun on Thursday, it was the perfect opportunity to see how England’s batting line-up would cope against a strong New Zealand bowling line-up which included the likes of Tim Southee, Trent Boult and Matt Henry.
After Sachin Tendulkar retired from international cricket, my interest in the game started to drop. I started criticising everything about the game, to become very negative about all forms of cricket.
Somewhere just outside the all-conquering shadow of the Australian Cricket team sits a lone figure, quietly accumulating runs in the name of redemption.
Joe Root and Ben Stokes resurrected England after a woeful start in the first Test against New Zealand at Lord’s.
English cricket is not short of problems. Sure the team’s performances were dire at the World Cup and disappointing in the Caribbean, however 10 years on from the thrilling 2005 Ashes series, cricket has all but lost the mainstream interest it has enjoyed since WG Grace came to prominence in the 1860s.
You can say many things about Kevin Pietersen, but one thing you cannot say is that he is normal. In fact he is anything but.
On Thursday night AEST at Lords, New Zealand takes on England for the 100th time in a Test match. Despite having won only a paltry 8 of the 99 Tests to date, never before have expectations been so high for a New Zealand series win in England.
Americans love a seven-game series. Even if you believe it’s overkill, there’s no doubting the system categorically decides a worthy winner. It is a true series in every sense of the word.
Since the recently concluded World Cup Down Under, I have started to feel a little bored by 50-over cricket.
It was the first triple century scored in first class cricket in England for nearly three years.
Is there a team in the world that doesn’t have people who can’t stand one another?