The third Test match of the South Africa versus Australia series, which has had to deal with it’s fair share of controversy, has been marred by Australia’s alleged ball-tampering after Cameron Bancroft was caught by television cameras using tape to illegally alter the ball on the third day of the match. When questioned by […]Read More Sandpaper Gate: The story of Australia’s ball-tampering
To say that Mark Stoneman did not have a great Ashes series would be an understatement. The 30-year-old opener scored the second lowest amount of runs in the series out of any member of England’s top seven, barring Moeen Ali. The Surrey man scored just 232 runs in his nine Ashes innings at an average […]Read More OPINION: Michael Vaughan is wrong to question Mark Stoneman’s training methods
Earlier this month Indian great Kapil Dev suggested that India’s star man Virat Kohli needed a spell in County Cricket to help him put to rest any doubters who believe he is not good enough in English conditions. England host India in a five match Test series later this summer and is the only country […]Read More Does Virat Kohli need to play County Cricket?
South African fast bowler Morne Morkel has announced his intention to retire from international cricket after the Test series against Australia ends next month. Morkel has been a loyal servant for South Africa for over a decade, playing in 83 Test matches, 117 One-Day Internationals and 44 Twenty20s and has taken a total of 529 wickets […]Read More Morne Morkel quits international cricket
After Jake Ball went over on his ankle during the recent England game against a Cricket Australia XI and was ruled out of the final warm-up, he became the latest fast bowler to suffer an injury in the lead up to the Ashes. Toby Roland-Jones (back) and Steven Finn (knee) have been ruled out of […]Read More EXCLUSIVE: Former coach on England’s latest Ashes recruit.
After the surprise selection of James Vince to bat at number 3 for England in the Ashes after a lacklustre first spell in the Test team last summer where he averaged 19.27 in 7 Tests against Sri Lanka and Pakistan as well as a distinctly average County Championship season where he scored 626 runs at […]Read More Australia Ashes squad announcement: Tim Paine returns!
After England announced their Ashes squad two months ago, betting sites saw a huge increase in people placing bets on Australia to win the series in a 5-0 whitewash, so it is safe to say that many cricket fans did not feel hugely optimistic about their chances. This lack of optimism got even worse when news broke that […]Read More Ashes 2017 Preview: Australia don’t know their best XI either!