Sixteen years after his professional cricketing career was cruelly curtailed in public humiliation at Lord's, Scott Boswell speaks to Nick Friend about the yips, the long-term effects that they had on him, and how he has used the traumatic memory of...
Cook has taken England to the end of the road with him as the driver, and the time has come for him to relinquish control. With Joe Root so readily poised in the passenger seat, never has there been a better time for transition.
Though equaling the 49 centuries hit by fellow countryman Sachin Tendulkar still seems like an unrealistic achievement for Kohli, the 28-year-old has revolutionised the way the game is portrayed across the globe.
I suspect all lovers of the game have a similar story of how they grew to adore it. I’m reminded of a line from Jon Hotten’s marvellous book “The Meaning of Cricket
It’s weakness rather than strength that has characterised this tour. It’s been the incompetence shown by England’s batsmen that has been so striking, with the middle-order seemingly incapable of occupying the crease for prolonged periods of...
Much like England’s batting collapses, which Michael Vaughan has described as a “little disease” inside the dressing room, India’s over-reliance on Kohli is an all too familiar tale.
“The real issue was actually the fact that there was never ever a run there! It was horrendous. Everyone goes on about Ponting’s reaction but, in reality, Damien Martyn called him through for a horrific run, to be fair.”