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”.
It was as if the scriptwriters of The Archers had taken a sabbatical in India to oversee the World Twenty20.
Nineteen. N-n-n-n-nineteen, for those old enough to remember Paul Hardcastle. Nineteen runs to defend in the final over of the competition and the World Twenty20 trophy would be in England’s hands. Ben Stokes to bowl it, a young player gaining a reputation as a reliable “death” bowler.
Will the 2016 T20 World Cup Final be pitch perfect?
Two England captains contemplating World Cup semi-finals on the same day. It is does not get much better than that – except that there is the possibility of Eoin Morgan and Charlotte Edwards being in Kolkata on Saturday to discuss their chances in the finals of the tournament the following day.
The Cape Verde winger had a poor game against their East Midlands rivals.
New Zealand cricket great Martin Crowe has died at the age of 53.
Have England got the stamina for the shortest version of the game?
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.
The England captain, Alastair Cook, has joined his Australian counterpart Steve Smith in rejecting the idea of Test matches in future Ashes series being played under floodlights.
Former England captain Mike Gatting has been speaking to HITC Sport about moulding a James Anderson and finding the stars of tomorrow.
Former England wicketkeeper Warren Hegg has been discussing Jos Buttler's development and Test breakthrough with HITC Sport.
Alastair Cook was wide awake at 2am mulling over his one selection dilemma for the third Test with Pakistan at Edgbaston but after plumping for Steven Finn ahead of Jake Ball, the England captain’s message to his fast bowler is to not overthink.
It is mid-afternoon on the south coast. For the first time, the brooding clouds that have covered the south coast have dispersed and the sun has broken through, glinting on the ear stud of the strapping young pace bowler striding up the hill from the sea end.
Rana Malook discusses the potential pitfalls for test cricket administrators of not backing young talent.
The shadow from the floodlight behind the Warner stand had already stretched out well beyond the pitch as Graeme Swann ran in to bowl the third ball of the final over of the fourth day.
So Pakistan’s four-man attack has outstripped England’s five. There is one obvious reason for that: Yasir Shah. The wrist spinner from the north-west frontier has been the key component in Pakistan’s victory in north‑west London. No Pakistan bowler had taken more than eight wickets at Lord’s. Here Yasir took six in the first innings, when he was not supposed to be so effective, and four in the second.
Chris Woakes says he can hold no grudge with Jonny Bairstow for a third missed chance off his bowling in the past six months given the amount of work the England wicketkeeper puts into improving his game behind the stumps.
It was much to the amusement of his press-box colleagues that not so very long ago, John Woodcock, the eminent former cricket correspondent of The Times, began a piece with the words: “As recently as 1936 …”
A tired but satisfied Joe Root revealed some words from England’s bowling coach, Ottis Gibson, on the first day at Old Trafford were the inspiration behind the highest and longest of his 10 Test hundreds.