Glancing at the cover of the match programme during Australia’s recent tour game at Essex, one could see the increasing absurdity of Michael Clarke being nicknamed Pup.
Here we go again. From the frequency with which Ashes series come around you might think that this entertainment has been commissioned by the same people who bring us Strictly, MasterChef or Downton Abbey. Find a winning formula and squeeze it dry.
England meet in Spaghetti Western country to prepare for the Ashes shootout.
If any England player can relax and speak freely before an Ashes series these days, it is probably Stuart Broad.
Alastair Cook is calm before the storm. Leading England into his third Ashes series as captain at Cardiff on 8 July, the 30-year-old is currently relaxed enough to state that emerging triumphant after five Tests against Australia this summer would rank as his “best achievement” on a cricket field.
The 22-year-old midfielder opened the scoring in last night's 5-0 victory over the Portland Timbers at the StubHub Center.
A maiden Test century at The Oval in 2013 proved the opening of the floodgates for Smith who, having once been the butt of English jokes for his initial selection in 2010-11 based on an ability to bring levity to a humourless Australian dressing room, has now arrived on these shores as the world’s No1-ranked batsman and the key wicket for Alastair Cook’s attack following 12 months in which he has averaged 102 in 16 innings.
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The former England all-rounder Chris Lewis has been released from prison after serving six years for drug smuggling.
Followers of England’s 50-over cricket team are already well versed in the idea of adopting a second team at World Cups.
Alastair Cook has warned cricket’s lawmakers not to become “too PC” following reports that the game is about to experiment with sin-bins to counter bad behaviour. England’s Test captain also said he thought the professional game had become “a lot quieter” in recent years because of stump mics and an increase in TV cameras.
The American psychologist and social scientist author, David Niven, would have been impressed by Brendon McCullum and his New Zealand team.
Naveenan Thanendra brings you his in depth preview of the IPL as the Kolkata Knight Riders look to retain their title.
This was nothing less than a calamitous day for England, the resurgent optimism that came with their win in Cardiff blown into smithereens by Australia.
Scotland and Afghanistan are both searching for their first win of the 2015 ICC World Cup and will do battle in Dunedin from 2200 GMT tonight.
With their 2-0 trans-Tasman series win and faultless party-pooping effort in Black Caps skipper Brendon McCullum’s farewell Test, Australia now find themselves on top of the ICC rankings, claiming back a title they’ve held for just three months out of the previous five years.
With Matt Prior's withdrawal from the Test squad and captain Alastair Cook on the verge of losing his captaincy, the future looks bleak for English cricket.
The Shane Warne Foundation has announced it will close days after the Australian cricketer declared it had “nothing to hide” amid a Victorian government probe into the financial and reporting practices of the charity.
It’s definitely helped me.
The England cricketer played with the likes of Danny Rose and Fabian Delph until he was 15.
The immovable object and the irresistible force collided this week.
Ben Stokes has spoken for the first time since England’s defeat in the World Twenty20 final, saying he felt “the whole world had come down on me”.