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Widely regarded as one of world cricket’s premier T20 competitions, the Big Bash League (BBL) kicks off tomorrow. Defending champions Adelaide Strikers travel to face Brisbane Heat in the opening game of an expanded tournament that will see 56 group games — up from 40 last year — with the top

Mike Brearley ‘On Cricket’ — A book worthy of its place in any cricket fan’s Christmas stocking

Mike Brearley has had a remarkable life in and out of cricket, coming into close contact with people from many varied backgrounds and all parts of the globe. His career path from academia to county cricket to England captaincy — and then onto work as a psychoanalyst — is one that is

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

“It’s very depressing at the moment” — Former Kenya paceman Peter Ongondo on Kenyan Cricket’s decline

Ask a cricket fan to name the semi-finalists at the 2003 World Cup and the first three teams will probably come to mind easily enough: Australia, India and Sri Lanka. The side that may be forgotten these days is the fairy tale team of that tournament: Kenya, still the only non-test

Ben Foakes: A journey from Frinton-on-Sea to Galle

Siblings. They drive you to succeed and tease you when you fail. They can encourage you to try new things that you probably wouldn’t think of doing without their intuition. England’s new wicketkeeper Ben Foakes was one of many to follow their sibling’s footsteps. A six-year old Ben made the short

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

England cricket sensation Sophia Dunkley discusses her first international call-up ahead of the Women’s World T20

The last year has been one to savour for Sophia Dunkley. At just 20 years of age, the Surrey Stars all-rounder helped her side claim their first Kia Super League title in August, before she was named in the England senior team for the first time ahead of this month's