Analysis


Jason Holder exerts his Bridgetown hold once more as England come a cropper
Jason Holder exerts his Bridgetown hold once more as England come a cropper

Career-best T20I figures continue remarkable run of success against England on home ground

Twin series triumphs suggest South Africa turnaround despite off-field uncertainty
Twin series triumphs suggest South Africa turnaround despite off-field uncertainty

In beating favourites India comprehensively even as their coach's disciplinary hearing looms, the hosts have shown focus and plenty of cricketing promise

Liam Livingstone is turning heads with the turning ball as pivotal role awaits
Liam Livingstone is turning heads with the turning ball as pivotal role awaits

Versatility of allrounder offers balance as England build towards next T20 World Cup

West Indies crashed and burned in the 2021 World Cup. How do they turn their T20I fortunes around?
West Indies crashed and burned in the 2021 World Cup. How do they turn their T20I fortunes around?

Their six-led approach has been in the firing line, but their selection was poor, and the bowling has not been up to scratch either

McGrath's all-round Ashes T20I heroics prove Perry is no longer peerless
McGrath's all-round Ashes T20I heroics prove Perry is no longer peerless

Ellyse Perry, arguably the best-ever women's allrounder, may at long last have a worthy successor

Travis Head and Cameron Green flourish under pressure to show their Test pedigree
Travis Head and Cameron Green flourish under pressure to show their Test pedigree

The evidence suggests Green is more comfortable coming in to bat earlier on, and so it was on a green Bellerive pitch too

Ollie Robinson 'needs to be fitter' to survive at Test level, says Jon Lewis
Ollie Robinson 'needs to be fitter' to survive at Test level, says Jon Lewis

Bowling coach reveals England have "been pretty frank with him" after Hobart breakdown

Labuschagne, Head heed Championship lessons to tame England in their own conditions
Labuschagne, Head heed Championship lessons to tame England in their own conditions

Struggles in seaming conditions in 2021 pay dividends as England let the moment slip

Time for South Africa's golden boy Aiden Markram to find his form in domestic cricket?
Time for South Africa's golden boy Aiden Markram to find his form in domestic cricket?

To get the best out of him for the many years that he is expected to play for South Africa, perhaps it's time for him to hit the reset button

Marco Jansen puts his versatility on display
Marco Jansen puts his versatility on display

On day one in Cape Town, he showed why South Africa are keen to stick with him

A twist in the tale of James Anderson vs Steve Smith
A twist in the tale of James Anderson vs Steve Smith

Frustration, deflation for Australia, relief for England as tourists hold out for a draw

How can Australian selectors leave Usman Khawaja out of fifth Test?
How can Australian selectors leave Usman Khawaja out of fifth Test?

Batter "resigned" to making way for Travis Head in Hobart finale despite two centuries

Resolute Rassie van der Dussen plays forgotten hero amid Wanderers glory
Resolute Rassie van der Dussen plays forgotten hero amid Wanderers glory

His 40 was an important innings for South Africa and himself; it showed he can be a matchwinner

On days like this, Jonny Bairstow just looks the part
On days like this, Jonny Bairstow just looks the part

Batter shows great mental fortitude to rescue England on a poignant day in a poignant week

Usman Khawaja raises the roof amid groundswell of support
Usman Khawaja raises the roof amid groundswell of support

Who knows when his next Test will come, but he will always have today

Rabada rocks up and lets it rip like old times
Rabada rocks up and lets it rip like old times

Despite injuries and form issues, South Africa's bowling leader can still land knockout blows

Why did Rishabh Pant play that shot?
Why did Rishabh Pant play that shot?

His moment of step-out-and-hope was perhaps born less of sky-high self-confidence than a lack of it

England offer a glimpse of how Plan A might have looked
England offer a glimpse of how Plan A might have looked

Tourists have a foot in the door - and after the way this trip has gone, that's something

Shardul 'Beefy' Thakur's day out at the Wanderers
Shardul 'Beefy' Thakur's day out at the Wanderers

He isn't quite Botham, but he's a perfectly good fourth seamer who produced a Bothamesque spell to live up to his dressing-room nickname

For Bangladesh, time in the middle and not runs was the focus, and 'the execution was perfect'
For Bangladesh, time in the middle and not runs was the focus, and 'the execution was perfect'

After losing all their previous nine Tests in New Zealand, the visitors have changed the narrative with solid, fighting cricket in the first Test