West Indies v England 3rd Test Preview

After a scintillating final afternoon from Jimmy Anderson and his teammates to pull of a remarkable victory in the Second Test in Grenada, England head over to Barbados with their tails up ahead of the final Test of the series. With a 1-0 lead, England know that simply avoiding defeat at the Kensington Oval will…

Joe Root: England’s New Lynchpin

For part 2 of my look at future great Test batsmen, I turn my attention to England’s Joe Root. The darling of the England cricket team and all-round nice guy, Joe Root has enjoyed immediate success in his first 2 years in the Test game. When he made his debut in Nagpur in 2012 at…

Ashes 2013/14 – England Player Ratings

England have suffered an embarrassing and humiliating 5-0 series defeat to Australia over the last six weeks and there will undoubtedly be much written about the new direction that this England team needs to take. I am however going to look back at this painful Ashes series and give my thoughts and rating on all…

Second Test Review

So…. England have suffered another crushing defeat at the hands of a resurgent Aussie team. Never have I seen an England team be so soundly outplayed over two tests. The strange and confusing shot selection on the fifth morning just about summed up England’s mental state. With a day to save the game and rain…

Root at 3?

Who will line up at number 3 for England in the 2nd Ashes Test on Wednesday night? After Jonathan Trott’s unexpected departure from the Ashes tour last week due to mental illness, England have been left with a decision to make… Trott has batted at 3 for England for the past 4 years and averages…