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…

England’s Pace Problem

England’s World Cup campaign has been disastrous, there’s no other way to describe it. They have been roundly beaten into submission by the three full member sides they have played, and conceded 779 in 110 overs and taken just 12 wickets. While the batting has taken a lot of flak, and rightly so, the bowlers…

County Cricket still produces Test players

It’s 4:30pm on August 17th and England have just completed a turnaround against all odds on a scale akin to the Miracle of Midway. One noticeable factor of the England celebrations, as James Anderson collects his man of the series award, is the wealth of new faces. After India appeared to have conquered their overseas…