Only Australia and, first, New Zealand stand between England and fifteen Test match wins in a row. They begin their trip down the path to greatness in Dunedin on Tuesday.
The whole world is arguing about Joe Root and Nick Compton. Or possibly playing Pokémon. Here we add our opinion on both these important topics.
After 30 years of lulling everyone into a false sense of security, England finally showed their true colours by going ballistic on a rank turner and destroyed their hosts in Mumbai.
Nick Compton’s summer: good. Joe Root’s summer: less good. Here we drag these basic facts out into 1,200 words, two charts and several references to the cancellation of Knightmare.
It’s the end of the line for the County Championship season. We watched every minute of the conclusion, and definitely weren’t distracted by our favourite film.
The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain. The rain in England and Wales falls mainly on the County Championship. Here’s the first half of our discussion around said County Championship so far.
Bloody foreigners, eh? Coming over here, retiring from one day cricket to distract everyone from the proper cricket going on. Can’t trust ’em.