Nightwatchmen: The unexpected heros

After Steven Finn’s heroics with his (un-sponsored) bat last week in Dunedin, I put my thoughts back to the best nightwatchman innings of all time, I’m sure you all know who I am talking about. As well as how disappointed thankful James Anderson will be at relinquishing the post. Finn, the 6″8 Middlesex bowler, held out for…

Australia dominate on Indian soil

Australia’s men’s team may pass their women’s team on the way to India and will aim to replicate their performances as they look for a Test series win in one of the toughest countries to travel to in the world, India. Australia’s Women brought to an end what was a great World Cup with a…

Poll: England’s 2013 fixture list

England’s fixture list has them playing just 3 teams in two away tours, two home tours and a tournament this year (providing they don’t get past the group stage of the Champions Trophy). Will the public get bored with watching the same two squads of players fight it out from February-June (New Zealand Away, Home and Champions Trophy) the…

ICC, Please give us a reason to care about Test Cricket!

England and Australia count the Ashes as the most important series in Test cricket. Both also probably count the One-Day series and T20I’s between the two nations as the most important as well. Despite this, we still wonder why countries such as India class One-Day and Twenty20 cricket as more important than Test matches. Test cricket is in desperate need…

Compton proves his worth in final warm up game

Nick Compton hit 74 and 79 against Haryana to cement his place at the top of the order and become the immediate successor to ex-England captain Andrew Strauss. This is Compton’s third half century in a row and it seems he has found form after starting the tour with a Duck and a single. This…