England v Pakistan: Series Preview

After a long and difficult winter and a lot of off-field chat, it will be a relief for many that the focus will move to matters on the field as England's international summer begins at Lord's on Thursday, with the first of two Tests against Pakistan. The chat surrounding the ECB's proposed hundred-ball competition has … Continue reading England v Pakistan: Series Preview

Six things we learned from England v South Africa

England's top order is still fragile... The hosts came into the series with questions marks over positions two, three and five, and despite winning 3-1 those question marks are still very much there. Keaton Jennings was fortunate to average 15.87 having been dropped on numerous occasions and will surely be replaced for the next Test. … Continue reading Six things we learned from England v South Africa

England v South Africa: 3rd Test Preview

The Kennington Oval celebrates hosting its 100th Test match on Thursday as England and South Africa clash with the series poised at one-all. Both sides are searching for consistency following contrasting performances in the first two Tests - England dominated at Lord's while South Africa comprehensively won at Trent Bridge. The hosts England began the … Continue reading England v South Africa: 3rd Test Preview

England v South Africa 2nd Test: Hapless hosts slump to huge defeat

England have lurched from one extreme to another for a number of years in Test cricket, their inconsistency crystallised perfectly by their performances at Lord's and Trent Bridge. Their attacking style came off in the first Test, counterattacking after a difficult first hour to seize control of the match. The opposite was the case in … Continue reading England v South Africa 2nd Test: Hapless hosts slump to huge defeat