India’s technical flaws are coming to the fore
Aug19

India’s technical flaws are coming to the fore

Test cricket is just that, a ‘Test’. The greatest test between bat and ball, and thus, the greatest test of a batsman’s technique. The English conditions also provide the toughest surroundings for the technique of a batsman, with the prevalence of swing, seam and latterly spin challenging the bat across every ball of a Test match. A flaw in a batsman will often be found out by bowlers, and in the current series...

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England’s One-Day side must learn from Lions’ success
Aug07

England’s One-Day side must learn from Lions’ success

Often described as ‘passive’ or ‘attritional’, English cricket sometimes struggles to get out of first gear. Over time some great, livewire, exciting cricketers have served England but for every Freddie Flintoff, there is a Geoff Boycott, a Chris Tavare or a Jonathan Trott. The current ODI side is no different, featuring Alastair Cook, Ian Bell, Joe Root and, to a lesser extent, Gary Ballance, inside the top 5. Despite having good...

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