1. Why Mark Wood Will Be England's X-Factor in the 2015 Ashes

    Ben Stokes stole the headlines during the recent Test series against New Zealand, but it's his Durham colleague Mark Wood who can be England's X-factor during the Ashes. In many ways, Wood is a very un -English selection...

    Chris Bradshaw Written by Chris Bradshaw about 2 days ago 472 reads 0 comments

  2. The Ashes 2015: Biggest Selection Debates for England and Australia

    Few surprises are expected in the England and Australia sides that take to the field in the 2015 Ashes opener next week. That's not to say there aren't some tricky conundrums for the selectors to figure out in Cardiff...

    Chris Bradshaw Written by Chris Bradshaw about 3 days ago 1,758 reads 2 comments

  3. Patience Pays as Azhar Ali Leads Pakistan Fightback Against Sri Lanka

    Patience and discipline probably aren't the first characteristics that come to mind when describing Pakistan's top order...

    Chris Bradshaw Written by Chris Bradshaw about 6 days ago 585 reads 1 comments

  4. Bangladesh vs. India: Winners and Losers from ODI Series

    Not even a 77-run defeat in the final match of the series against India could take the gloss off what's been an historic week for Bangladesh...

    Chris Bradshaw Written by Chris Bradshaw about 9 days ago 774 reads 0 comments

  5. Bangladesh vs. India, 3rd ODI: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info, Preview

    Bangladesh will be looking to complete an unprecedented whitewash over India when the sides meet in the third and final one-day international of the series on Wednesday...

    Chris Bradshaw Written by Chris Bradshaw about 12 days ago 4,568 reads 1 comments

  6. Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan: Winners and Losers from 1st Test

    Pakistan produced a stunning fightback to claim a convincing 10-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the first Test in Galle on Sunday. The Pakistan lower order turned a perilous 96 for five into a first innings total of 417 and a very handy lead..

    Chris Bradshaw Written by Chris Bradshaw about 12 days ago 1,007 reads 1 comments

  7. 5 Questions India Fans Would Love to Ask Virat Kohli

    With the Test captaincy already his and the one-day armband surely set to follow, Virat Kohli is fast becoming India's most important cricketer. Kohli 's ascent to superstardom hasn't been entirely smooth, though...

    Chris Bradshaw Written by Chris Bradshaw about 14 days ago 4,067 reads 0 comments

  8. Wahab Riaz: Pakistan's Erratic Yet Brilliant Fast Bowler

    Sometimes erratic, often sublime and always supremely watchable, Wahab Riaz is yet another hugely entertaining fast bowler to come off the Pakistani pace-bowling production line...

    Chris Bradshaw Written by Chris Bradshaw about 15 days ago 1,215 reads 1 comments

  9. Could Australia Really Drop Mitchell Johnson from Ashes Opener?

    It seems unthinkable given his domination of the 2013/14 series, but there's a chance that Mitchell Johnson may not even start Australia's Ashes defence. Selectorial arithmetic suggests that four fast bowlers into three places won't go...

    Chris Bradshaw Written by Chris Bradshaw about 19 days ago 2,061 reads 4 comments

  10. Steven Smith: Why Can't Bowlers Work out Australia's Unorthodox Batting Star?

    Luckily for Steven Smith , international cricket isn't a beauty contest. In terms of artistry, he's no Ian Bell, let alone a Mark Waugh or Carl Hooper. All Smith does is score runs...

    Chris Bradshaw Written by Chris Bradshaw about 22 days ago 893 reads 0 comments

  11. India Join Attacking Party as Shikhar Dhawan Flays Bangladesh

    Brendon McCullum has a lot to answer for. After inciting England to take the all-out-attack route at Edgbaston on Tuesday, India followed suit in the Test match against Bangladesh on Wednesday...

    Chris Bradshaw Written by Chris Bradshaw about 23 days ago 908 reads 0 comments

  12. West Indies vs. Australia: A Tale of 2 Tails as Visitors Win First Test

    Ask a Test captain about his biggest annoyances, and being unable to prise out the opposition's lower order would probably be right up there with dropped catches and needless run outs...

    Chris Bradshaw Written by Chris Bradshaw about 28 days ago 810 reads 2 comments

  13. Australian Attack Versatile Enough to Succeed Regardless of Conditions

    It's sometimes said that a captain is only as good as the bowlers at his disposal. A quick look at the firepower on offer in the Australian attack and it's no wonder Michael Clarke is considered one of the game's top skippers...

    Chris Bradshaw Written by Chris Bradshaw about 30 days ago 438 reads 0 comments

  14. Shivnarine Chanderpaul Omission a Tough but Bold Decision by West Indies

    It may not have caused quite the rancour of Kevin Pietersen's England axing, but Shivnarine Chanderpaul 's omission from the West Indies squad to face Australia has certainly set Caribbean tongues wagging...

    Chris Bradshaw Written by Chris Bradshaw about 1 month ago 1,018 reads 1 comments

  15. Adam Lyth Books Ashes Opening Berth with Headingley Heroics Against New Zealand

    World-class fish and chips, Dracula and Captain Cook (the explorer, not Alastair) are Whitby's most notable claims to fame. More innings like the one he produced against New Zealand on Saturday and Adam Lyth could one day join that exalted company...

    Chris Bradshaw Written by Chris Bradshaw about 1 month ago 395 reads 0 comments

  16. IPL 2015: Top 10 Batsmen from Indian Premier League

    The 2015 edition of the Indian Premier League proved to be another extravaganza of attacking batting. Overseas superstars such as Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers and Brendon McCullum produced spectacular centuries...

    Chris Bradshaw Written by Chris Bradshaw about 1 month ago 2,280 reads 0 comments

  17. IPL 2015: Winners and Losers from Indian Premier League

    The 2015 edition of the Indian Premier League ( IPL ) is in the book with Mumbai Indians crowned champions after thrashing Chennai Super Kings in the final...

    Chris Bradshaw Written by Chris Bradshaw about 1 month ago 3,773 reads 4 comments

  18. Picking an XI to Beat the Current England Side Who are Not in the Squad

    Have England picked their best team for the opening Test of the summer against New Zealand? We've chosen an alternative XI who have what it takes to beat the side chosen for Lord's...

    Chris Bradshaw Written by Chris Bradshaw about 1 month ago 1,305 reads 1 comments

  19. IPL 2015: Top 10 Bowlers from Pool Stage of Indian Premier League

    The 2015 Indian Premier League is bubbling up nicely. The identity of the playoff teams is now known, but which bowlers were most instrumental in getting them there? We've picked 10 of the best performers from this year's pool stage...

    Chris Bradshaw Written by Chris Bradshaw about 1 month ago 559 reads 0 comments

  20. Kevin Pietersen's Ashes Claim Is Slap in the Face to English Cricket Public

    Has the England and Wales Cricket Board been taking lessons in management from The Office 's David Brent ? It certainly seems that way following the latest shambolic events involving Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Strauss...

    Chris Bradshaw Written by Chris Bradshaw about 1 month ago 1,321 reads 2 comments

  21. IPL 2015: Top 10 Batsmen of Week 5 of Indian Premier League

    Indian Premier League fans have been treated to some superb performances with the bat this week. Big names such as Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers have certainly lived up to their lofty reputations...

    Chris Bradshaw Written by Chris Bradshaw about 1 month ago 6,321 reads 0 comments

  22. Forget Twenty20, It's Dead Pitches That Will Kill Test Cricket

    “A pitch that will suit bowlers who take the pace off the ball.” There are few more depressing phrases that a commentator can utter at the start of a day's Test cricket...

    Chris Bradshaw Written by Chris Bradshaw about 1 month ago 1,081 reads 2 comments

  23. Bangladesh vs. Pakistan: Winners and Losers from 1st Test

    A maiden Test double-hundred from opener Tamim Iqbal helped Bangladesh come out of the first Test against Pakistan with a more-than-creditable draw . Batsmen on both sides prospered in what was an extremely high-scoring encounter in Khulna...

    Chris Bradshaw Written by Chris Bradshaw about 2 months ago 2,490 reads 0 comments

  24. 5 Bowlers Who Could Spice Up England's Pace Attack

    A superb final-day performance from James Anderson inspired England to a famous victory over the West Indies in Grenada last week. Until the Lancastrian's heroics, it looked like another slow, flat pitch would be the winner...

    Chris Bradshaw Written by Chris Bradshaw about 2 months ago 1,061 reads 0 comments

  25. Same Old Problems for Bangladesh as Mohammad Hafeez Gives Pakistan Control

    After whitewashing Pakistan in the recent one-day series, the first Test in Khulna was supposed to be Bangladesh's coming-out party in the five-day game...

    Chris Bradshaw Written by Chris Bradshaw about 2 months ago 651 reads 1 comments