1. 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...

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  2. 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 11 days ago 743 reads 0 comments

  3. 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 17 days ago 5,048 reads 2 comments

  4. 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 19 days ago 740 reads 1 comments

  5. 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 20 days ago 902 reads 0 comments

  6. 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 29 days ago 1,253 reads 0 comments

  7. 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 month ago 645 reads 0 comments

  8. 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 month ago 799 reads 1 comments

  9. 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 month ago 593 reads 1 comments

  10. 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 month ago 719 reads 0 comments

  11. 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 month ago 367 reads 0 comments

  12. 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 2 months ago 613 reads 2 comments

  13. 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 2 months ago 809 reads 4 comments

  14. 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 2 months ago 459 reads 0 comments

  15. 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 2 months ago 592 reads 0 comments

  16. 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...

    Freddie Wilde Written by Freddie Wilde about 3 months ago 477 reads 0 comments

  17. 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 3 months ago 385 reads 0 comments

  18. 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 3 months ago 1,054 reads 2 comments

  19. 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 3 months ago 9,126 reads 0 comments

  20. 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 3 months ago 443 reads 1 comments

  21. 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 3 months ago 600 reads 4 comments

  22. 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 3 months ago 3,140 reads 1 comments

  23. 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...

    Freddie Wilde Written by Freddie Wilde about 3 months ago 6,199 reads 0 comments

  24. 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...

    Freddie Wilde Written by Freddie Wilde about 4 months ago 356 reads 0 comments

  25. 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...

    Freddie Wilde Written by Freddie Wilde about 4 months ago 5,440 reads 0 comments