Mark Nicholas

Cricket presenter on TV and writer

@mcjnicholas


Goodbye Ted Dexter, free spirit, cricket thinker, renaissance man
Goodbye Ted Dexter, free spirit, cricket thinker, renaissance man

The England and Sussex captain had aura, flair, majestic batting, and impossible glamour - and that was just on the field

India in England - the greatest hits
India in England - the greatest hits

Kohli and Co have the opportunity to add to the list of memorable moments that contests between the two teams have produced

Mike Hendrick: salt of the earth, sinew of the game
Mike Hendrick: salt of the earth, sinew of the game

Farewell to a fine bowler who beat the bat more often than seemed reasonable, and came close to winning England the 1979 World Cup

Botham, Willis, Brearley, magic: let's cast our minds back to 1981
Botham, Willis, Brearley, magic: let's cast our minds back to 1981

To be an up-and-coming English cricketer that summer was to get a glimpse of the stuff myths are made of

What makes Williamson, Smith, Kohli and Root excel?
What makes Williamson, Smith, Kohli and Root excel?

The four greats of modern batting have their signature ways. Which of them will leave the greatest legacy?

Modern heroes of the game light up historic Rose Bowl
Modern heroes of the game light up historic Rose Bowl

History, conversations, duels, drama, and a blanket of cloud featured on the first two days of the biggest occasion in Test cricket

Does Ashwin hold the key to the World Test Championship final?
Does Ashwin hold the key to the World Test Championship final?

If it stays dry in Southampton and spins a bit, as pitches there are inclined to do, might it be India's game?

Do you get England's rest and rotation policy? I don't
Do you get England's rest and rotation policy? I don't

Yes, they need to have a large group of players to draw on, but why make as many changes as they currently are making?

How do you deal with Axar Patel and Ashwin?
How do you deal with Axar Patel and Ashwin?

First, though, a flashback to the '70s, and an English master

What will it be like to take on Kohli and Co on their own patch?
What will it be like to take on Kohli and Co on their own patch?

A Test match in India is no place for the faint-hearted, neither is it to be missed, for it will be among the richest experiences of these players' lives.

The Gabba result has done justice to the game we love
The Gabba result has done justice to the game we love

Australia vs India was Test cricket at its finest. Perhaps winning away from home is all about the quality of the players

There was cricket in 2020. Isn't that miracle enough?
There was cricket in 2020. Isn't that miracle enough?

A look back at a year like no other - one in which this writer played more games than in any other in decades

Farewell, Jackers
Farewell, Jackers

As a commentator, Robin Jackman gave viewers a sense of friendship both with the man who was talking to them and the game that was his metier. He will be missed

England are playing with a previously unimagined sense of adventure
England are playing with a previously unimagined sense of adventure

Morgan's team are full of brilliance, belief, and free spirit

Quinton de Kock is among the best all-format players of our time
Quinton de Kock is among the best all-format players of our time

He and the rest of the South Africa line-up will make sure they take the fight to England in the upcoming series

Varun Chakravarthy, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Natarajan and other young players who have impressed me this IPL
Varun Chakravarthy, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Natarajan and other young players who have impressed me this IPL

The tournament has given so many young Indian cricketers the opportunity to go to the next level with their skills

Life in the bubble is okay for a while, but over time it is an existential threat
Life in the bubble is okay for a while, but over time it is an existential threat

Why we should take seriously the issue players have raised of the mental toll that living in confinement takes on them

What I've loved about the first half of the IPL
What I've loved about the first half of the IPL

The Bumrah-AB-Kohli Super Over, Tewatia's feats, Pooran's catch, and more

Stuart Broad, Ben Stokes and Joe Root continue to learn, grow and excel
Stuart Broad, Ben Stokes and Joe Root continue to learn, grow and excel

The three, and James Anderson, have been in the spotlight this summer

Why 3 Team Cricket is an experiment worth its while
Why 3 Team Cricket is an experiment worth its while

Do we need another format? Why not, as long as it has the power to change perceptions and move the dial