5 Questions for England to Answer

  Sunday’s Tri-Series final represents England’s final competitive preparation for the World Cup. Since their arrival in Australia, and the sacking of the Alastair Cook, England appear to have found a new lease of life. Two good victories against India and some competitive performances again the hosts, have left England with a feeling of genuine…

The Bopara Problem

England completed a workmanlike victory over India this morning to ensure qualification for the tri-series final. The manner of the victory, while frustratingly including a batting collapse, will be cause for optimism in the England camp. Learning to win ugly is a skill that is highly valued with a World Cup around the corner. One…

Blast the Equal of BBL

Today saw the culmination of the Big Bash League at the Manuka Oval in Canberra. The game came down to the final delivery, and in a pulsating finish, the Scorchers squeaked home thanks to a fumble from Moises Henriques. The final over was full of drama, as Brett Lee, in his final professional game, produced…

Are Umpires Becoming Redundant?

Technology in cricket is undoubtedly beneficial to the game; that much is clear. But could technology, and DRS in particular, be limiting, and reducing the role of the umpire? For over 100 years, the role of the humble cricket umpire remained unchanged, not only were they the sole adjudicators of LBW decisions, they were also…

FA Cup Magic Rekindled

People say the FA Cup has lost it’s magic. That people don’t care about it anymore. That may be true for an elite ultra-rich Premier League few. But for the majority of clubs in the country, the FA Cup remains the pinnacle of their season, even some player’s careers. Yesterday was a day when the…