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Statsguru awards, 2017

Kohli, Smith and Rabada take top honours

Feb 19, 2018: Virat Kohli was superb in all three formats, Steven Smith had an unbelievable year in Tests, while Kagiso Rabada showed once again that he is the real deal

S Rajesh

ICC news

Kohli becomes second Indian to 900 Test-ranking points

Jan 18, 2018: In the bowlers rankings, James Anderson reclaimed the top spot from Kagiso Rabada, who now trails the England seamer by 15 points

ESPNcricinfo staff

Test bowling nominees

Turn, turn, turn

Jan 15, 2018: Seven of our top ten Test bowling performances of 2017 came from spinners. Who was the best?

Akshay Gopalakrishnan

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney

Tea and sympathy won't suffice as England face up to another drubbing

Jan 8, 2018: Stoicism is an admirable trait that serves the country well, but it's time to get really rather cross about the state of English cricket

George Dobell at Sydney

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 5th day

England don't need 'big upheaval' after Ashes loss - Anderson

Jan 8, 2018: England's vice-captain said it "doesn't feel like a completely disastrous series" but conceded the team had not responded well in pressure situations

George Dobell in Sydney

The Ashes 2017-18

Moeen's horror, Broad's toil, and Malan's silver lining

Jan 8, 2018: It was another bruising Ashes campaign down under for England who had moments in each of the five Tests they couldn't take advantage of. Have any players left with enhanced reputations and who is looking over their shoulder?

George Dobell


The cracks are showing

Jan 5, 2018: There are structural flaws in the English game and those will have an effect, no matter how many reasons for celebration off the field

Andrew Miller

The Ashes 2017-18

Anderson makes plea for 'big hundreds'

Dec 31, 2017: James Anderson has said England need to score more runs and that discovering a "90mph bowler" could help them win the next Ashes series in Australia

George Dobell

The Ashes 2017-18

Fair game or moral outrage? How the argument raged

Dec 29, 2017: ESPNcricinfo's ball by ball coverage captured the passions of the ball tampering debate. Here are some of the highlights

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 4th day

Tale of two tails tells the tale of England's Ashes struggle

Dec 17, 2017: England's inability to crack Australia's lower-order, or shore up their own, is the biggest indicator of the gulf between the sides

Daniel Brettig in Perth

Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 3rd day

Sense of inevitability to England's toil and trouble

Dec 16, 2017: As Steven Smith and Mitchell Marsh marched on the thought dawned that, while England require 16 more wickets to win this match, you wonder if they'll take 16 more in the series

George Dobell in Perth

Australia v England, 3rd Ashes Test, Perth

Root steps in over Anderson coaching comment

Dec 13, 2017: Joe Root has defended England's coaching staff after what appeared to be some criticism from James Anderson

George Dobell in Perth

The Ashes 2017-18

Anderson plays down 'pretty silly' Duckett episode

Dec 12, 2017: James Anderson has addressed the latest incident to have unsettled England's Ashes tour by describing Ben Duckett pouring a drink over him in a bar as "a non-event"

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v England, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 4th day

Anderson haul shows he is not the retiring type

Dec 5, 2017: James Anderson finally has a five-for in Australia and his continued excellence should be enough to win over his most reluctant admirers

George Dobell in Adelaide

Australia v England, 2nd Test, Adelaide, Day 4

Anderson's maiden five-for in Australia

Dec 5, 2017: James Anderson took his first five-wicket haul in Australia after 30 innings and also became the oldest to do so in Australia since Glenn McGrath in 2006

Gaurav Sundararaman

Australia v England, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 4th day

Root keeps England alive in record chase

Dec 5, 2017: England gave themselves a chance of pulling off an unlikely victory with Joe Root anchoring their pursuit of 354 after James Anderson led the way with the ball

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Australia v England, 2nd Test, Adelaide

England wait for Australian cat to skin itself

Dec 2, 2017: England managed plenty of verbal aggression but bowling aggressively was strangely beyond them

George Dobell in Adelaide

The briefing

The saviour, the protecter, the butthead and the bully

Dec 2, 2017: The month of November was all about the stars of yet another glorious Ashes series

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Australia v England, 2nd Test, Adelaide

Moeen protects injured finger as England look to regroup

Nov 30, 2017: Frustration at the result in Brisbane and irritation at the contrivance behind the Jonny Bairstow headbutt incident should give England "extra fire" in Adelaide, according to James Anderson

George Dobell in Adelaide

Australia v England, 2nd Test, The Ashes 2017-18, Adelaide

We'll maintain sledging assault - Handscomb

Nov 30, 2017: The Australia batsman says the level of on-field hostility could be brutal as Australia search for every possible advantage against England in the series

Daniel Brettig in Adelaide
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