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”.
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?
Yes, this literally did happen and it was absolutely amazing!
You could have bet the house, the family silver, the car and the cat on Alastair Cook making a century and batting through the day. There was never any doubt.
Cricket fans around the world mourn the last of the gentleman commentators
There was nothing that could have been done to save Phillip Hughes after he was hit in the neck by a ball as he batted in a Sheffield Shield match two years ago, a coronial inquest into his death has heard.
A remarkable game at the cricket World Cup ended with New Zealand taking the spoils and the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy.
Leeds have reportedly made a new bid for Norwich forward Kyle Lafferty.
Alastair Cook has admitted that he had been considering resigning as England’s captain throughout the summer, revealing he decided to stay on the morning after regaining the Ashes last Sunday.
Alastair Cook again showed his ability to grind out runs in Asian conditions with a determined half-century against Pakistan A on the opening day of England’s first tour match, although for his fellow opener, Moeen Ali, the occasion proved an anticlimax.
It was Pakistan who opted for a lap of honour at The Oval at the conclusion of one of the better series of recent times.
The England and Wales Cricket Board’s hopes of sending two full-strength squads for the month-long trip to Bangladesh at the end of September have received a boost by the news that the Test captain, Alastair Cook, has confirmed his place on tour.