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.”
Like an epic Victorian novel, Adil Rashid seems to have finally come of age as a Test match spinner, bowling with renewed control and discipline and picking up seven wickets in the match.
By Charles Wilson Until the forthcoming Test series between India and England, starting in Rajkot, the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) had refused to accept the Decision Review System (DRS) for reasons frankly unbeknown to the rest of the cricketing...
Fundamentally, England cannot play spin. This ineptitude and uniform sense of incompetence runs ubiquitously down their batting order, a notion delineated so palpably in Dhaka last weekend.