“I can deal with it a lot easier now; you just have to pick and choose what situations you put yourself in” – England cricketer Sarah Taylor opens up about her anxiety after missing November’s World T20

It is now over a month since England suffered a heavy, eight-wicket defeat to Australia in the Women’s World T20 final. Despite ultimate disappointment that the side couldn’t add the Twenty20 title to their World Cup win in the 50-over format a year earlier, it was generally felt that Heather Knight’s

“There’s a reason why people who listen to cricket on the radio call it the soundtrack to their summer” — Adam Collins on purchasing broadcasting rights and the influence of new media

Sydney Cricket Ground. 1999. Over 40,000 Sydney-siders are cheering on Stuart MacGill as he takes seven wickets to seal another famous Ashes series victory for the Australians. Tens of thousands in the stadium are following every ball intently on their handheld radios. Fast forward two decades and one of those spectators,

The year in sport 2018: Cricket

‘Sandpaper Gate’ was undoubtedly the biggest story in world cricket in 2018. With a fractious test series in South Africa tied at 1-1, Australian captain Steve Smith resorted to desperate measures by hatching a plan to tamper with the ball in an attempt to quickly gain reverse swing for his quick

England’s Top 5 Boxing Day Test moments

When Christmas is over, what’s left? The long days with nothing happening that seem to have no point, when you’re trying to keep yourself awake after stuffing yourself the previous day. What better way to fill that time than with a test match? The Boxing Day Test match is a tradition

Christmas on the wrong (right) side of the world

Ah Christmas! A time of endless joy. A period of too much food, too much booze and too much time with that uncle who won't stop telling you that 9/11 was an inside job. It truly is a magical time of the year with a cacophony of unique sensory delights; the

These are 2018’s leading six hitters

On the sixth day of Christmas the Sports Gazette gives to you... The cricketers who have hit the most sixes in 2018 from across the cricketing world. Men’s International Test matches — Shimron Hetmyer (West Indies) The 21-year-old Guyanese left-hander has hit seventeen sixes for the West Indies this year from just ten innings in five games. Despite an

Five things we learned from the women’s world T20

The Women's World T20 concluded in the early hours of Sunday morning with Australia winning the title for the fourth time via a comfortable eight wicket win over England in Antigua. After the high of last year's ODI Women's World Cup in England this tournament had a lot to live up

Your Tournament Guide to the ICC Women’s World T20

The ICC Women’s World T20 kicks off this Friday in the West Indies with a unique identity. The standalone nature of the tournament marks the first time the event will run separately to the men’s format, amidst a growing demand and consumption of the women’s game. The final of last year’s