1. La Liga's Top 20 Up-and-Coming Stars

    With the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil winding down, the attention of the football world will quickly revert to club level, as the various domestic leagues around Europe get ready to commence for the 2014-15 season...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 20 days ago 19,323 reads 52 comments

  2. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami's Stand Proves India's Determination

    From the fifth ball of James Anderson's 37th over at Trent Bridge—perhaps more importantly, the innings' 157th—Bhuvneshwar Kumar struck a crisp and rather classical cover ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 21 days ago 1,036 reads 4 comments

  3. Lack of Punishment for Andrew Strauss Over KP Comment Is No Surprise

    So you can call someone an "absolute c--t" on television nowadays and completely escape punishment, huh? Well no, not exactly...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 21 days ago 7,623 reads 3 comments

  4. Breaking Down Murali Vijay's Century for India vs. England at Trent Bridge, 2014

    Murali Vijay struck an unbeaten 122 on the opening day of the first Test against England at Trent Bridge, guiding India to 259-4 at stumps in Nottingham...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 22 days ago 483 reads 1 comments

  5. Picking an India XI of Forgotten Test Players and One-Cap Wonders

    India has always been a nation known for its extremes, a fact which has extended to the country's famous love: cricket...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 26 days ago 947 reads 1 comments

  6. Cricket Stats: Looking for Data to Support India Winning Test Series in England

    India will embark on a five-Test series against England next week, looking to banish the painful memories of the nation's last trip to English shores in 2011...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 27 days ago 811 reads 1 comments

  7. Reviewing the Last 10 England vs. India Test Series: Results, Key Men, Records

    England and India will add another chapter to their fascinating Test history next week, as MS Dhoni's side prepare to embark on a five-Test campaign on English shores against Alastair Cook's men...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 28 days ago 564 reads 3 comments

  8. Cricket in July 2014: Schedules and Previews for Every International Series

    The month of July will see a busy schedule on the international cricket calendar, with five series set to commence across four regions in the coming weeks...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 29 days ago 581 reads 2 comments

  9. Liam Plunkett: World Cricket's Bowler of the Month, June 2014

    Liam Plunkett 's second coming in Test cricket has been seven years in the making, and after impressing with the ball in his first series since being recalled, the Yorkshire seamer ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 30 days ago 918 reads 2 comments

  10. 10 Biggest Mistakes Spain Made at 2014 World Cup

    Spain couldn't have possibly endured a more difficult time at the World Cup in Brazil this summer, lamentably becoming the first defending champions to be bundled out of the tournament after just two matches...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 2,291 reads 3 comments

  11. Where Does Spain's World Cup 2014 Campaign Rank in Their All-Time Performances?

    After dominating international football for more than half a decade, Spain endured a humiliating World Cup campaign in Brazil this year...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 1,265 reads 5 comments

  12. 15 Players on the Slide in Test Cricket

    Despite Sri Lanka capturing a historic Test series victory on English soil this week, the biggest story to emerge from the opening days of the summer is England's ongoing malaise under Alastair Cook...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 9,536 reads 3 comments

  13. Cricket Statistics: Is Angelo Mathews Set to Become Sri Lanka's Next True Great?

    In guiding Sri Lanka to the nation's maiden Test series victory in England, Angelo Mathews appears set to rise into the upper echelons of cricket's pecking order...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 1,645 reads 0 comments

  14. Picking a Spain Team for the Opening Game of Euro 2016 Qualification

    Despite enduring a horrific time in Brazil at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Spain can quickly focus on the defence of another title when their Euro 2016 qualification campaign begins on September 8...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 6,858 reads 33 comments

  15. 5 Lessons for England from Sri Lanka Series Before India Tests

    England's new era under Alastair Cook and Peter Moores endured a painful start against Sri Lanka, losing the two-match series 1-0 as the visitors claimed their first Test series victory on English soil...

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  16. Ranking the Spain Players on Their World Cup Performance

    Spain's glittering era of dominance came to an end at this World Cup in Brazil, as Vicente del Bosque's men became the first defending champions to be bundled out of the competition in just two games...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 2,812 reads 6 comments

  17. 10 Reasons Alastair Cook Should Resign as England Captain

    Alastair Cook 's England slumped to a demoralising defeat to Sri Lanka at Headingley on Tuesday as a Test that went down to the wire was decided on the penultimate delivery of the match...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 1,974 reads 4 comments

  18. Australia vs. Spain: 6 Things We Learned

    Spain eased their way to a comfortable 3-0 victory over Australia on Monday, salvaging a small degree of pride from a disastrous World Cup campaign in Brazil...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 4,395 reads 7 comments

  19. Ranking Members of the India Test Squad by Their Record in England

    India embark on a two-and-a-half month tour of England this week, as MS Dhoni's men get ready to tackle an exhaustive programme of five Tests, five one-day internationals, three tour matches and one Twenty20 international...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 873 reads 0 comments

  20. Spain's Recovery from World Cup Disaster in Brazil Will Be Swift

    Spain's six-year journey at the pinnacle of international football was brought to an abrupt halt on Wednesday, as Vicente del Bosque 's world champions suffered an ignominious World Cup exit at the hands of Chile...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 2,603 reads 23 comments

  21. Cricket Statistics: Is England vs. Sri Lanka Set for a Headingley Blow-Out?

    After fighting out a nail-biting draw in the first Test of the summer at Lord's, England and Sri Lanka head north to visit Headingley for the second encounter of their two-match series this week...

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  22. 20 Players on the Rise in Test Cricket in 2014

    As Test cricket returns to prominence in the wake of the recent ICC World Twenty20 and 2014 Indian Premier League season, it's an apt moment to examine some of the format's emerging stars...

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  23. 4 Things Spain Must Change Following Loss vs. Chile

    Spain's glittering run at the pinnacle of international football came to an end on Wednesday, as the defending champions succumbed 2-0 to Chile to be bundled out of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 3,069 reads 19 comments

  24. Spain's Glorious Era Is Finished After Quick World Cup Exit in Brazil

    As Spain were condemned to an embarrassingly early World Cup exit after a 2-0 loss to Chile on Wednesday, thoughts quickly flashed to a concern Vicente del Bosque had harboured about his side all the way back in November...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 9,415 reads 36 comments

  25. Do Spain Have the Attacking Class to Overcome Goal Difference Issue?

    After their dramatic 5-1 embarrassment at the hands of the Dutch, Vicente del Bosque's Spain are facing the most extreme test of their extraordinary era in this World Cup in Brazil...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 6,788 reads 27 comments