Our English correspondent, George Collyer, provides his take on the men in “Shock Red” ahead of the World Twenty20.
Mind the Windows writer George Collyer looks at the remarkable come-from-behind victory South Africa managed in the recent five-match ODI series against England. George has rated each of England’s players out of ten – so how do Joe Root and Alex Hales compare? How did the bowlers go? Where is it time to look elsewhere?
England embark on a three Test series against Pakistan starting Tuesday. The odds are very much stacked against England and it will take something special; a collective team performance if England are to be victorious. England warmed up for this series with two, two-day warm-up games against Pakistan A, who fielded a decent side. The … More Pakistan vs England Test series: A preview from an English perspective
Just under three weeks after the one-day series against Australia finishes, England will arrive in the UAE ahead of a three Test match series against Pakistan, followed by four ODIs and three T20s. England were whitewashed 3-0 in 2012 on the last tour of the UAE, even with a settled Test side with an established … More Who’s the third Pommy spinner?
England begin their one-day series against New Zealand on Tuesday in the first of a five-match series. It will be England’s second ODI match and first ODI series since the Cricket World Cup and England have selected an exciting 14 man one-day squad comprising of younger players with an eye to the future. It is … More #ENGvNZ ODI series: an Englishman’s view
After a farcical Cricket World Cup campaign, and a poor few years leading up to it, England are in desperate need of change in the one-day side. England have needed a revamp for years, but the one-day game continuing to move forwards has left England further behind, courtesy of their approach to one-day cricket ruled … More The new era of English one-day cricket
Following the debacle in the last Ashes series, England needed changes in the Test side, particularly in the batting department. They certainly made some changes, both in bringing youth in and also altering the batting order to find the right balance. Despite certain amounts of criticism levelled at the selectors regarding one man in particular, … More England’s Test batting: the future is bright