1. 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...

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  2. 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...

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  3. 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...

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  4. 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...

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  5. 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...

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  6. 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...

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  7. 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...

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  8. Joe Root's 100 at Lord's: Right Man in Right Place to Start England's New Era

    You've probably read it in quite a few articles, seen it on the TV, heard it on the radi , or laughed at a couple of jokes on Twitter, but Joe Root looks very young. It is known...

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  9. Picking an Alternative England Test XI from Outside the Current Squad

    England's Test summer gets underway against Sri Lanka at Lord's tomorrow. Not only is it England's first Test of the post-Kevin Pietersen era, but it is the Test beginning of the much-proclaimed new era in the Test format...

    Freddie Wilde Written by Freddie Wilde about 29 days ago 349 reads 0 comments

  10. England's Batting Order in ODIs Is Outdated & Must Change Before 2015 World Cup

    Statistically, England are not bad at limited-overs cricket. They were runners-up in the Champions Trophy last year and, in fact, came very close to winning it. They won the World T20 in 2010, and since then they've been ranked the No...

    Freddie Wilde Written by Freddie Wilde about 1 month ago 996 reads 2 comments

  11. England vs. Sri Lanka, 5th ODI: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

    With the series tied at 2-2 heading into the fifth and final ODI at Edgbaston, England and Sri Lanka have it all to play for in this day-night encounter. Match: England vs...

    Freddie Wilde Written by Freddie Wilde about 1 month ago 9,047 reads 0 comments

  12. Jos Buttler Scores 121 from 74 Balls, and England Still Lose: What Went Wrong?

    Rarely can an innings of such brilliance have been played in a losing cause than Jos Buttler 's record-breaking century on Saturday, which almost rescued England from an awful start and took them within seven runs of Sri Lanka's total...

    Freddie Wilde Written by Freddie Wilde about 1 month ago 398 reads 1 comments

  13. England Must Hand Chris Jordan Test Debut After Sri Lanka ODI Series

    Following England's catastrophic defeat at Chester-le-Street on Sunday, new coach Peter Moores could not have asked for more than the performance offered by his team at Old Trafford on Wednesday...

    Freddie Wilde Written by Freddie Wilde about 1 month ago 545 reads 4 comments

  14. England vs. Sri Lanka, 1st ODI: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

    Following England's defeat to Sri Lanka in the only T20 on Tuesday, the 50-over series begins at The Oval on Thursday with Alastair Cook back in front of a home crowd for the first time since last summer's Ashes...

    Freddie Wilde Written by Freddie Wilde about 1 month ago 3,069 reads 1 comments

  15. England vs. Sri Lanka, Only T20: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

    England's home international summer begins at the Oval in London with a T20 on Tuesday against world T20 champions Sri Lanka...

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  16. IPL: Aaron Finch's Innings a Pivotal Moment in Sunrisers' Defeat to Mumbai

    It is sometimes hard to look back on a T20 match and pinpoint the moments where it was won and lost. The importance of every delivery is enormous, yet it is often only a handful of conspicuous balls that stick out...

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  17. Chennai vs. Rajasthan, IPL 2014: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

    For one team this match could well be the match that confirms their place in the play-off stage of the 2014 IPL...

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  18. IPL: Rajasthan Royals Team Effort Overcomes Star-Studded Royal Challengers

    There are no two teams possessing such starkly differing characteristics as the Rajasthan Royals and the Royal Challengers Bangalore . RCB are a team defined by star quality, by individual brilliance...

    Freddie Wilde Written by Freddie Wilde about 1 month ago 375 reads 0 comments

  19. IPL: Chennai Super Kings, Winning and Numbing Predictability

    I suppose you can only praise them. You can only heap compliments upon them. You can only acclaim them. This giant of a cricket team. This monumental beast of a modern-day side...

    Freddie Wilde Written by Freddie Wilde about 2 months ago 548 reads 0 comments

  20. Kieron Pollard's Clash with Mitchell Starc in the IPL a Sign of a Changing Sport

    " Cricket is boring they say" wrote one user on Twitter as they posted a vine of a fuming Kieron Pollard hurling his bat in the direction of bowler Mitchell Starc...

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  21. CSK, with McCullum, Smith, Raina & Dhoni, Are Better Than Ever

    In Greek mythology, the Lernaean Hydra was a water serpent monster with many heads. Every time a head was cut off, it would grow two in its place. Fighting it only made it stronger...

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  22. IPL Team of the Week: Featuring McCullum, De Villiers and Pollard

    After another week of IPL action that has seen the tournament straddle nations and seen recoveries and spectacular crashes, as well as some of the season's best and closest matches, Bleacher Report has selected another team of the week...

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  23. Pollard a Hero, but Malinga, Gautam, Anderson and Rohit Crucial to MI's 1st Win

    In Twenty20 cricket, with its hyperbolic, exaggerated presentation, it is easy to forget about the small moments...

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  24. Assessing Each IPL Team's Strengths and Weaknesses Before IPL Returns to India

    With the UAE leg of this year's Indian Premier League concluded we are about a third of the way through the season. Every team has played five matches...

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  25. RCB with Gayle, Kohli, De Villiers and Yuvraj Should Recover in IPL 7

    Such is the accelerated nature of T20 cricket that upon the smallest events can seasons hinge. The slightest moment lost can quite quickly spiral into a more existential defeat, a defeat that transcends the isolation of its immediate repercussions...

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