Analysis


Jasprit Bumrah lights up Lord's on emotionally charged final day
Jasprit Bumrah lights up Lord's on emotionally charged final day

India's champion quick was the key catalyst behind a magnificent team performance

Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara stand up to scrutiny - and England
Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara stand up to scrutiny - and England

Old friends extol virtue of experience to bat away questions about their futures

Support cast responds in England's hour of need
Support cast responds in England's hour of need

Wood brings fury, Moeen some late guile, and Curran a magic moment

We can't keep asking more of our stars, but with Joe Root in this zone, who would want it to end?
We can't keep asking more of our stars, but with Joe Root in this zone, who would want it to end?

In-form captain has team-mates running out of superlatives and home crowd loving every moment

India refuse to go on the back foot thanks to Mohammed Siraj, Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah
India refuse to go on the back foot thanks to Mohammed Siraj, Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah

As Ashwin question rears its head again, three of India's pace quartet respond

India's middle order needs to show more spine, and smarts
India's middle order needs to show more spine, and smarts

Struggles of Pujara, Kohli and Rahane are beginning to become a concern for India

Dom Sibley stuck in an unsustainable rut
Dom Sibley stuck in an unsustainable rut

Familiar script as England are forced to call upon the same old batting hero

Of course it had to be James Anderson to stop Rohit Sharma in the end
Of course it had to be James Anderson to stop Rohit Sharma in the end

Just where would England be without "old man Jimmy" rolling along?

Kohli's new template may not be ditched yet
Kohli's new template may not be ditched yet

Most signs point towards India fielding four fast bowlers + Jadeja again

Bangladesh prove spin-to-win isn't their only formula for success at home
Bangladesh prove spin-to-win isn't their only formula for success at home

Shoriful's rise, Mustafizur's consistency key gains from their T20I series win over Australia

Dismal show leaves Australia with several problems to ponder on ahead of T20 World Cup
Dismal show leaves Australia with several problems to ponder on ahead of T20 World Cup

Eight defeats across ten T20Is in the West Indies and Bangladesh don't make good reading

Joe Root has shouldered his burden magnificently
Joe Root has shouldered his burden magnificently

If England pull this off, they will owe a huge amount to their captain

Jasprit Bumrah-led pace attack leaves India on strong footing
Jasprit Bumrah-led pace attack leaves India on strong footing

But it takes patience and perseverance, with Root finally defeated by Bumrah's cunning and accuracy

The slips just keep on coming: How England's fielding is undermining their Test ambitions
The slips just keep on coming: How England's fielding is undermining their Test ambitions

Problems mount after three or more missed catches in a Test on five occasions this year alone

KL Rahul curbs his enthusiasm to make his comeback count
KL Rahul curbs his enthusiasm to make his comeback count

In just this one innings, he has already left alone almost as many deliveries as he did across five Tests in England in 2018, and it's already paying off

The Weighted Batting Average (WBA) in Tests - updated
The Weighted Batting Average (WBA) in Tests - updated

The batting average favours batters with many not-outs, while the Runs-per-Innings metric penalises batsmen for low not-out scores. The WBA is the middle ground that is fair to all

James Anderson proves he is as hungry and potent as ever
James Anderson proves he is as hungry and potent as ever

As Jofra Archer succumbs to injury, England's Mr Durable rolls on in miraculous style

It's not the coach, captain or players at fault, it's the whole rotten system
It's not the coach, captain or players at fault, it's the whole rotten system

England's struggle with the bat is the continuation of a recurring theme

India's quicks answer the big question, and some smaller ones
India's quicks answer the big question, and some smaller ones

Leaving out Ashwin was a big call, but the four Indian quicks did enough to justify it

Eoin Morgan: 'In clinical parts of the game, we didn't finish the job and that's hurt us'
Eoin Morgan: 'In clinical parts of the game, we didn't finish the job and that's hurt us'

Middle order failing to fire, absence of three members of Test squad, Maxwell's relatively late withdrawal hurt winless London Spirit