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England in position to win

History could be made over the next few days after a magnificent England bowling performance on the second day of the Lord’s Test. As a pack, the four England fast bowlers were brilliant. Australia have not lost an Ashes Test … Continue reading

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England batsmen face Lord’s examination

England’s players will be on a bigger high than Australia’s as they leave Cardiff, even though they came so close to a severe beating. That’s the irony of the magnificent finish to the first Ashes Test, and in a few … Continue reading

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Pietersen’s folly

What sort of shot was that with which Kevin Pietersen got himself out?   I’m sorry, but on the first day of the first Ashes Test – and especially when you’ve got 69 and have had a massive stroke of … Continue reading

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Are England getting it Wright?

Like every England supporter, I was very disappointed indeed to see how badly Paul Collingwood’s team was outclassed by South Africa in the opening Super Eight match of the World Twenty20. It was such a comprehensive beating that I think … Continue reading

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Rashid selection is huge surprise

I think England are taking a very big gamble with the selection of Adil Rashid as Andrew Flintoff’s replacement in their ICC World Twenty20 squad. Rashid is a useful cricketer, and an extremely promising one for a 21-year-old. But he … Continue reading

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Bopara just one reason why Tests have been worth it

There has been a lot of discussion and debate about the value of these two Test matches against the West Indies and, indeed, whether they should even have been played. In my opinion, we should just look at Ravi Bopara, … Continue reading

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England’s Flower-led approach puts West Indies to shame

It wasn’t just in the actual cricket that England and the West Indies were poles apart during the first Test at Lord’s. In their practice and preparation for play there could hardly have been a greater contrast. Andy Flower’s first … Continue reading

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