Bring on the Aussies! Whoops, perhaps we are not allowed to say that just yet.
Amit Acharya reviews the latest Indian Premier League cricket season.
It is unlikely that any of England's current cricketers will end up as umpires.
There will be a hint of Fawlty Towers in England's approach to the second Test against New Zealand this week, with Andy Flower adopting the role of John Cleese to insist that his players do not mention the Ashes.
It always seemed likely this was going to be one of those Stuart Broad days from the moment, five overs into New Zealand's invertebrate second innings, that Hamish Rutherford's off stump was uprooted and sent spinning back in the direction of the pavilion like a dying catherine wheel.
As Joe Root bats out a solid 71 on a difficult Lords track Amit Acharya looks at his potential to become an all-time great.
West Indies more than deserved their Bridgetown win, a famous one at that, for they have been rare in recent times.
In ducked the ball into Jonathan Trott’s pads and up went the crooked finger of Billy Bowden. Trott dallied briefly to talk to his captain just in case there was scope for a review. It must have been a difficult moment for Alastair Cook.
England’s away series against Pakistan next winter remains in the balance as the International Cricket Council awaits a satisfactory explanation from the host broadcaster, Ten Sports, over its involvement in cricket’s so-called rebel movement.