Analysis


Four learnings for second-string Sri Lanka
Four learnings for second-string Sri Lanka

Can they help Hasaranga achieve his world-class potential, and can they fix their soft middle order?

'Be absolutely relentless on length' - Dale Steyn on succeeding as a fast bowler in England
'Be absolutely relentless on length' - Dale Steyn on succeeding as a fast bowler in England

The former South Africa fast bowler has some tips for Bumrah, Shami and Co

India have a tailender problem and it's not one they can solve easily
India have a tailender problem and it's not one they can solve easily

Whatever combination of quick bowlers and spinners they pick, their tail is longer and much less good at batting than England's

Chris Benjamin takes the fast track to stardom after extraordinary seizing of the moment
Chris Benjamin takes the fast track to stardom after extraordinary seizing of the moment

Stunning scooped six announces talent of young batter on Warwickshire rookie contract

Want the truth about the Hundred? It's smoke, mirrors and gimmickry
Want the truth about the Hundred? It's smoke, mirrors and gimmickry

The ECB's new format seems to work but we may still be counting its cost for years to come

The shirts fit for Hundred pioneers as opening night provides the fireworks
The shirts fit for Hundred pioneers as opening night provides the fireworks

After the hype and anxiety, the Oval's curtain-raiser lives up to its billing

Men's Hundred team previews - Can Southern Brave live up to the hype?
Men's Hundred team previews - Can Southern Brave live up to the hype?

We run the rule over all the teams taking part in the inaugural men's Hundred

Shiny, new, and a load of balls - your handy guide to the Hundred
Shiny, new, and a load of balls - your handy guide to the Hundred

In the words of Ron Burgundy, today is kind of a big deal

English cricket's atomic option highlights failure to capitalise on T20 revolution
English cricket's atomic option highlights failure to capitalise on T20 revolution

The ECB has tried to reinvent the wheel - and left many worrying about the fallout

What's wrong with Pujara? The answer might lie in his feet
What's wrong with Pujara? The answer might lie in his feet

He seems more hesitant and is moving his feet a lot less against pace

Why was Brendan Taylor given out hit-wicket?
Why was Brendan Taylor given out hit-wicket?

The Zimbabwe captain's dismissal seemed to fall into a grey area in the laws of the game

With friends like these? A Hundred reasons why the ECB has failed the game
With friends like these? A Hundred reasons why the ECB has failed the game

In their quest for Eldorado, English cricket may have saddled itself with fool's gold

James Vince on his matchwinning century: 'I didn't know if this moment was ever going to come'
James Vince on his matchwinning century: 'I didn't know if this moment was ever going to come'

Cathartic moment for player who thought his chance for an England century had gone

Saqib Mahmood channels the moods of his makers to confirm himself as a complete England package
Saqib Mahmood channels the moods of his makers to confirm himself as a complete England package

With the influence of Shoaib and Lee plain to see, young fast bowler confirms his star status

What guard is right for which batter?
What guard is right for which batter?

It's down to the conditions you've grown up in, your trigger movements, and how you're trying to influence the bowler's tactics

Kate Cross, England's 'Mrs Consistent', finds a good time to reap her rewards
Kate Cross, England's 'Mrs Consistent', finds a good time to reap her rewards

Seamer takes an emotional five-for to make her mark again after tough time on the sidelines

Dawid Malan rises above the scrutiny to reassert his No. 1 status
Dawid Malan rises above the scrutiny to reassert his No. 1 status

Promoted to open, Malan nails his match-up with Hasaranga to propel England to 3-0 win

DPL review - All that went right and all that went wrong
DPL review - All that went right and all that went wrong

A look at those who did well, those who didn't, and everything else around a dramatic season

Why did India lose the plot in one hour on the last day of the WTC final?
Why did India lose the plot in one hour on the last day of the WTC final?

They needed to bat a little longer to beef up their total and eat into the overs left in the day. Why did they launch an all-out attack?

The big picture is a turn-off as England learn World Cup lessons at a cost
The big picture is a turn-off as England learn World Cup lessons at a cost

Used-pitch practice made for a drab spectacle as cricket returned to free-to-air TV for the first time this summer