1. 5 Ways to Save English Cricket in the Wake of the Kevin Pietersen Controversy

    Kevin Pietersen’s book is not threatening English cricket; rather, it has drawn attention to those issues that are doing so...

    Freddie Wilde Written by Freddie Wilde about 9 months ago 1,515 reads 2 comments

  2. Why the 'Strong Yorkshire, Strong England' Is No Longer Relevant

    The saying "Strong Yorkshire, Strong England" dates back to the days when many, if not most, of England's Test players were produced and nurtured in Yorkshire...

    Freddie Wilde Written by Freddie Wilde about 9 months ago 808 reads 1 comments

  3. The Remarkable Rise and Fall of Ashton Agar

    It was one of the most memorable Test innings of the past decade—arguably even longer. Ashton Agar, 19 years old, on Test debut, in the Ashes, scores 98 batting at No. 11, taking Australia from 117-9 to 280 all out...

    Freddie Wilde Written by Freddie Wilde about 10 months ago 1,655 reads 0 comments

  4. Steve Smith's Catch Shows Why ICC Should Make Laws to Improve Cricket

    Yesterday, Steve Smith pulled off one of the catches of the year during Australia's One Day International victory over Pakistan...

    Freddie Wilde Written by Freddie Wilde about 10 months ago 5,213 reads 3 comments

  5. India vs West Indies 2nd ODI: Virat Kohli Makes Crucial Return to Form

    A dramatic West Indian batting collapse that saw them fold from 170-2 to 215 all out gave India victory in the second ODI of the five-match series in Delhi on Saturday...

    Freddie Wilde Written by Freddie Wilde about 10 months ago 995 reads 1 comments

  6. CLT20 2014: Team of the Week

    The Champions League T20 is a little over a week old and the qualifying group has been completed with the Northern Knights and Lahore Lions joining the eight automatic qualifiers in the tournament proper...

    Freddie Wilde Written by Freddie Wilde about 10 months ago 187 reads 0 comments

  7. CLT20 2014: Breaking Down Every Team's Squad for Full Tournament

    In the group stage of the Champions League Twenty20, each team plays every team in their group once and the top two from Group A and B progress to the semi-finals...

    Freddie Wilde Written by Freddie Wilde about 11 months ago 2,997 reads 1 comments

  8. CLT20 2014: Breaking Down Every Qualifying Team's Squad for the Tournament

    The structure and framework of the Champions League is inherently unbalanced. The financial importance off the field and clout on the field of the Indian Premier League teams create a landscape littered and dominated by the Indian league...

    Freddie Wilde Written by Freddie Wilde about 11 months ago 9,681 reads 0 comments

  9. England vs. India, Only T20: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

    England's bolder generation will take on a reluctant, but vastly experienced India Twenty20 team at Edgbaston on Sunday in the final match of the international summer...

    Freddie Wilde Written by Freddie Wilde about 11 months ago 14,064 reads 2 comments

  10. England vs. India, 5th ODI: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

    India have already sealed the ODI series 3-0 with one match still to play, however the final match of the series bears with it potentially significant repercussions for English ...

    Freddie Wilde Written by Freddie Wilde about 11 months ago 2,076 reads 2 comments

  11. England Show No Signs of Learning Lessons on ODI Strategy in Cardiff

    It is through the prism of English cricket that it is perhaps most appropriate to experience cricket's evolution...

    Freddie Wilde Written by Freddie Wilde about 11 months ago 1,226 reads 1 comments

  12. 4 Issues That England Must Resolve Before 2015 Ashes

    England may have defeated India 3-1 in the five-match Test series; coming emphatically from behind to do so, however, before the 2015 Ashes, there are still a number of issues that Alastair Cook's team need to resolve...

    Freddie Wilde Written by Freddie Wilde about 12 months ago 843 reads 0 comments

  13. England Are Winning Against India in Spite of the System Not Because of It

    It is strange to think that exactly a year ago, as England recorded their 3-0 series victory over Australia, it was widely concluded England were winning because of the system behind them...

    Freddie Wilde Written by Freddie Wilde about 12 months ago 5,100 reads 2 comments

  14. England's Complete Team Display Humiliates Feeble India at Old Trafford

    England have produced what can arguably be said to be their second near-perfect Test in succession to beat India by an innings and 54 runs at Old Trafford in Manchester...

    Freddie Wilde Written by Freddie Wilde about 12 months ago 831 reads 1 comments

  15. Investigating Moeen Ali Against the Short Ball & His Role in England's Test Team

    Freddie Wilde investigates two areas of debate surrounding Moeen Ali following another low score. Moeen Ali's Technical Problems Things change when you get to international cricket...

    Freddie Wilde Written by Freddie Wilde about 12 months ago 1,017 reads 0 comments

  16. Fortune, Skill and Bravery Put Alastair Cook's England on Cusp of 1st Test Win

    Afternoon Session, Day Four Alastair Cook leaves the ball alone outside off stump. Alastair Cook leaves the ball alone outside off stump. Alastair Cook leaves the ball alone outside off stump...

    Freddie Wilde Written by Freddie Wilde about 12 months ago 1,290 reads 0 comments

  17. Flat Pitch and Weak Indian Bowling Should Put England's Batting into Perspective

    There was undeniably, and certainly in hindsight, a sense of fragility to England's 3-0 Ashes victory last summer. But pointing that out with too much enthusiasm at the time seemed almost unfair—wrong even...

    Freddie Wilde Written by Freddie Wilde about 1 year ago 738 reads 0 comments

  18. England vs. India: Time to Face Up to Embarrassing 10th-Wicket Problems

    It didn't take long for the excuses to come. The pitch was flat. The bowlers were tired. England were missing a spinner. Heck, perhaps even Kevin Pietersen poisoned the bowlers' breakfast...

    Freddie Wilde Written by Freddie Wilde about 1 year ago 875 reads 1 comments

  19. Series Spectacle and England's Chances vs. India Damaged by Flat Test Pitch

    As the painstaking first day between England and India spluttered to a close in Nottingham, such was the criticism of the lifeless Trent Bridge pitch that head groundsman Steve Birks felt compelled to make a short statement...

    Freddie Wilde Written by Freddie Wilde about 1 year ago 5,635 reads 1 comments

  20. ECB Must Strengthen Domestic T20 Cricket by Releasing England Team to Play It

    By the time the first Test between England and India gets under way in Nottingham next Wednesday, England’s Test squad will have had sixteen days since they previously took to the field when they were beaten by Sri Lanka in Headingley...

    Freddie Wilde Written by Freddie Wilde about 1 year ago 900 reads 0 comments

  21. Test Cricket Becoming a Day-Night Format a Great Leap for the Sport

    Kevin Pietersen's mind has often served as a portent to the future, but when he ridiculed the concept of day-night Test cricket this week on the premise that it would devalue statistics and records, he got it badly wrong...

    Freddie Wilde Written by Freddie Wilde about 1 year ago 461 reads 0 comments

  22. England vs Sri Lanka: Players Ratings for Alastair Cook's XI After 2nd Test

    England have lost their thrilling two match Test series against Sri Lanka in dramatic fashion, the visitors taking the final wicket of the penultimate delivery of the second Test to take the match and the series...

    Freddie Wilde Written by Freddie Wilde about 1 year ago 686 reads 2 comments

  23. England's Capitulation at Headingley Exposes Alastair Cook, England Management

    One of England’s worst days of home Test match cricket in recent memory at Headingley corrupted any lingering optimism surrounding England’s New Era, exposing the harsh truths of England’s New Reality...

    Freddie Wilde Written by Freddie Wilde about 1 year ago 862 reads 4 comments

  24. If England Pick Moeen Ali, Alastair Cook Must Trust Him as a Spinner

    You could pretty safely say that the England of old — Andy Flower’s world-beating England — would have put the current second Test match beyond the Sri Lankans by now...

    Freddie Wilde Written by Freddie Wilde about 1 year ago 565 reads 0 comments

  25. England's New-Look Bowling Attack Show How Team Must Change Without Graeme Swann

    There is something imperceptibly harsh about the north. The winds seem sharper; the air colder; the sky greyer. It doesn’t really matter if any of those things are true, what matters is what it feels like...

    Freddie Wilde Written by Freddie Wilde about 1 year ago 655 reads 0 comments