Time to Look Beyond Trott

Hardly anytime to write anything today, but I did manage to catch a few bits of the first session over in Barbados. Obviously, aside from England doing their best to make an average West Indies attack look like world-beaters, the main story is that of another failure for Jonathan Trott. I have always remained broadly…

The Case for Plunkett

Ahead of tomorrow’s third and final Test, the conjecture surrounding England’s team selection is mostly focussed on whether Adil Rashid will come into the side to offer a second spinner, or whether Jonathan Trott may see his return at the top of the order cut short. These positions are rightly being debated; I would not…

In Defence of Samuels

In an age where cricketers, and sportsmen in general, are lambasted for being boring, lacking character, and being entirely mundane in interviews, just why are people criticising West Indies cricketer Marlon Samuels? After slapping a long-hop from West Indies leggie Devendra Bishoo straight into the hands of Jermaine Blackwood on the mid-wicket boundary, Ben Stokes…