• England v India: 3rd Investec Test - Day Four
    Moeen Ali: The Spin Debate

    England finally won a Test match yesterday and as an England fan, the realisation hit me that it had been a while since I had this rather pleasant sensation flowing through me.  A year ago, I would have treated a win like this as rather unspectacular, but today we stand on the verge of a new…

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    How England Can Turn Around their Slump

    There existed a time when defeating England at home was almost unthinkable. Reliable seamers, world-beating spinner and destructive and obdurate batsmen made them lions. Those days are well and truly over. India, who were endeavouring to find their first Test win overseas in three years, thrashed the home team to register only their second win at Lord’s.

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    Unerring Ishant – An Afternoon of Bounce and Boisterousness

    While Murali Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja, Ajinkya Rahane and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar can all stake deserving claims of responsibility for India’s stellar win at the Home of Cricket, the main architect of this remarkable victory has been without a shadow of doubt, the lanky Ishant Sharma.

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    Does the ‘Spirit of Cricket’ still exist?

    In the modern sporting world winning is everything. With the FIFA World Cup having ended only a few days ago, we have seen grown men do quite literally anything in the name of winning a match for their country (yes Luis Suarez, we are looking at you). But surely cricket is the last bastion for…

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    Buttler Ready to Serve as Prior Steps Down

    While many were hoping to see captain Alastair Cook fall on his sword in the wake of England’s latest capitulation at Lord’s against India, the only player to voluntarily extricate himself from the disaster zone was his long-time teammate, Matt Prior.

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    England Stumble Blindly into Sharma’s Trap

    This was one of the darkest hours in the longest night of England’s Test cricket history: on a pitch that was suited to their experienced seam attack, India taught them a lesson in bowling consistency and batting application and earned a victory that will go down as one of their greatest ever – indeed, their…

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    The innings of a Saviour: Rahane

    Words fall short in defining the characteristics of the sublime knock that Ajinkya Rahane played at the Home of Cricket, Lord’s, where the greats like Sachin, Ponting, Lara and Kallis all failed to score a century. The grass cover on the surface looked as if it would be more appropriate to bring a tennis racquet…

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    Dull Draw as India Bat All Day

    On the flattest pitch of all time, England and India did their utmost to engineer an exciting contest. There were record breaking 10th wicket partnerships from unexpected sources, a relatively unknown Indian seam bowler challenging England’s batsmen and even some pub bowling at the end of the fifth day from Alastair Cook, which induced the…

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    4 Emerging Talents of the County Season so Far

    Jason Roy (Surrey) Nobody has quite got tongues wagging like Jason Roy in recent weeks. An expansive talent whose natural ability has never been in doubt, 2014 has represented the year in which everything has clicked for the 23 year old. The NatWest T20 Blast has been the primary arena for his rise, with Roy…

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    West Indies and New Zealand split T20 series

    The West Indies comfortably took out the second T20I against New Zealand in Dominica, meaning the series was drawn one apiece after the first match was won by the Blackcaps.

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