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6 11, 2018

Galle – Day 1

2018-11-07T18:14:16+00:00November 6th, 2018|SL v Eng 2018|34 Comments

Ben Foakes. Where have you been? Maybe there's some magic spell which automatically turns England No.7s into world beaters (and our number 3s into frogs) or maybe, just maybe, the selectors and all the so-called experts got Surrey's keeper all wrong. This lad can bat. He's justified his place in the side [...]

5 11, 2018

Selection Dilemmas And Scheduling Ineptitude

2018-11-05T11:49:21+00:00November 5th, 2018|SL v Eng 2018|21 Comments

So then. After a few weeks of inactivity, and a series of farcically wet ODIs which captured precisely nobody's imagination, we've finally got some meaningful cricket to look forward to. There's just one problem: it's still monsoon season in Sri Lanka and I sense this pre-series buildup will be a complete waste [...]

31 10, 2018

Would England Really Drop Broad?

2018-10-31T18:13:29+00:00October 31st, 2018|SL v Eng 2018, Test Cricket|37 Comments

There has been much talk about England's potential line-up in Galle next week. Some reporters are even suggesting that Stuart Broad might miss out if England pick three spinners. Really? I can't see this myself. Broad is England's second leading wicket taker of all time, a huge figure in the dressing room, [...]

29 10, 2018

Australians Officially Go Mad

2018-10-29T13:40:50+00:00October 29th, 2018|Talking Points|34 Comments

I've just spent some time reading the Longstaff and McCosker reviews, and digesting some of the reactions to these reviews down under. I have to say that I'm a little incredulous. Aren't they taking this a bit too seriously? It takes naval-gazing to new heights. I'm not sure if it's funny or [...]

23 10, 2018

Mind Games

2018-10-23T08:46:17+00:00October 23rd, 2018|SL v Eng 2018|12 Comments

It has been a bit of a surreal few days. England's ODI series in Asia's favourite waterpark (otherwise known as Sri Lanka in monsoon season) continued with another washout. And then we had more accusations of spot fixing involving England and Australia players. I don't know about you but I reckon Al [...]

15 10, 2018

So What’s Going On?

2018-10-15T17:35:49+00:00October 15th, 2018|Talking Points|31 Comments

Not a lot really. At least it doesn't seem like a lot. Cricket seems a bit irrelevant with all the political shenanigans going on. However, we do have a few things to talk about before the test matches in Sri Lanka begin - not least the ODIs and who might succeed Andrew [...]

9 10, 2018

Will Sri Lanka Be Pushovers?

2018-10-09T18:25:50+00:00October 9th, 2018|SL v Eng 2018|32 Comments

I watched an interview with Kumar Sangakkara last week. He said that England were the best all-round test team in the world, and that we were favourites to beat Sri Lanka away from home. Hmmmm. I do love Sanga, and he normally talks a lot of sense, but this time my BS [...]

5 10, 2018

The 5 Types Of Cricket Supporter

2018-10-05T16:53:39+00:00October 5th, 2018|Fun|24 Comments

As the domestic international season has finished, and promotion and relegation from the championship has been decided, I’ve been doing some thinking. What sort of cricket fan am I? Many years ago I loved sitting with the Barmy Army. I loved the songs, the beer, the “Ball and Chain” song, plus the [...]

3 10, 2018

TalkSPORT’s Winter Tour Coverage – 5 Things We’ve Learned

2018-10-03T13:34:26+00:00October 3rd, 2018|Talking Points|38 Comments

Here's Adam Kiddie with his thoughts on TalkSPORTS' plans for the winter. Will it be "smashing baby" (as their host might say)?  For the first time since 2005, England’s upcoming away tour will be broadcast on commercial radio, as Talksport takes the reins from the BBC’s Test Match Special. Following yesterday’s announcement [...]

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