England’s Fast Bowling Factory

A fearsome spell of fast bowling represents one of the most electric passages of play on a cricket field. A side’s necessity for out and out pace bowlers is arguably at its most potent in the era of one-day batting dominance. With the Cricket World Cup underway, England’s Jofra Archer has grabbed headlines for

Who will be England’s next test match opening pair?

James Vince has thrown his hat into the ring as England’s test side continue their seemingly endless search for a reliable opening pair.  With England’s numbers four to seven of Root, Buttler, Stokes and Bairstow all certain to be picked, barring injury, Vince has discussed with Joe Root and national

Busy year ahead for Ireland’s cricketers

Ireland may have missed out on qualifying for the upcoming Cricket World Cup, but 2019 is still shaping up to be a hugely significant year for Irish cricket. The venues have been finalised this week for a tri series in Dublin in May, featuring Ireland, Bangladesh and West Indies.  While the

Are English players value for money in the IPL?

This Saturday, the noise and the drama of the IPL gets underway when the Chennai Super Kings take on the Royal Challengers Bangalore. England have finally begun to take the tournament seriously and have nine participants this year but how much have they truly added to their franchises? The IPL is

“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