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19 06, 2019

Sixy Beasts

June 19th, 2019|ODIs & T20, World Cup 2019|18 Comments

Yesterday went pretty much as expected really. England were far too good for Afghanistan, it was always going to be thus, and the result was never in any doubt whatsoever. One could possibly argue that England's innings started a tad slowly, but we were never really under pressure, and I doubt the [...]

30 05, 2019

Promising

May 30th, 2019|ODIs & T20, World Cup 2019|26 Comments

We didn’t freeze. We didn’t choke. Eoin Morgan’s men started their World Cup campaign with a bang. And this time, unlike previous World Cups, it wasn’t the bang of a metaphorical tire blowing up or the whole engine combusting, it was the bang of boundaries flying off Ben Stokes’s bat, and the [...]

12 05, 2019

Bonkers

May 12th, 2019|ODIs & T20, Talking Points|31 Comments

Yesterday's game at the Rose Bowl would've made the authorities purr. It was made to order. England batted first and registered a hefty 373-3 - with golden boy Jos Buttler scoring an extraordinary 110 off just 55 balls - and then Pakistan put up a very respectable fight but eventually fell 12 [...]

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