Category Archives: Test cricket

John Emburey: Spinners can use DRS even more

If England have learned anything from the 3-0 defeat they suffered against Pakistan in the UAE Tests then it is that they simply must get their preparation right for the upcoming trip to Sri Lanka. I know that Graham Gooch, … Continue reading

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Sandham the first in Test cricket’s 300 club: Andrew Hignell

During the current Australia-India series, at Sydney, Michael Clarke became the latest member of the Test match triple hundred club, with his magnificent innings of 329 not out helping to guide Australia to an emphatic victory by an innings and … Continue reading

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CMJ: Strauss must be wary of resurgent Pakistan

It would be all too easy for England, trying not to bask too indulgently in their status as officially the best Test team in the world, to slip up in either Dubai or Abu Dhabi over the next few weeks. … Continue reading

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Adam Hollioake, boring Bicknell and cage fighting: Alan Tyers

Adam Hollioake has a blog. You can tell it’s his, because it says ADAM HOLLIOAKE a lot on every page, in big Alpha Male letters. It has green borders and a migrainey white-text-on-black-background thing going on, which suggests that the … Continue reading

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Simon Hughes: Primacy of Tests demands protection

At any cricket Q&A session the most common question – after “what’s the best sledge you have ever heard?” – is “do you think Test cricket will survive?” My answer is always an unmitigated “Yes!” It is the original form … Continue reading

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Ashes double is delight for Trent Bridge

Nottinghamshire were the big winners when the England and Wales Cricket Board announced Trent Bridge and Old Trafford will stage 2013 Ashes Tests along with Lord’s, The Oval and Durham’s Riverside. While Lancashire, Warwickshire and Glamorgan must content themselves with … Continue reading

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England already better than India: John Stern

The ICC rankings tell us that England need to beat India by two clear Tests to become officially the No.1 side in the world. But on the evidence of the past five days they are there already. They have a … Continue reading

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Vic Marks: problems for Fletcher on evidence of Lord’s

The 2000th Test was one of the better ones. Pink balls and floodlights, both of which find favour with the MCC, may have their place in the renaissance of Test cricket, but not in England. Where else in the world … Continue reading

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Vaughan praises India’s selection policy

Former England captain Michael Vaughan has praised the India management for leaving out some of their big-name players for their current Test series in the West Indies. “I think India are quite clever in managing their players,” Vaughan said. “Looking … Continue reading

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Strauss makes county switch in bid for form

Andrew Strauss, the England captain, has taken the unprecedented step of arranging to play for Somerset in their tour match against India at Taunton next month in an effort to recapture his form before the four-match series against the world’s … Continue reading

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