Sam Northeast 410 – I had a lot more nerves in the 190s than in the 390s

Sam Northeast 410 - I had a lot more nerves in the 190s than in the 390s

Congratulations. Can you sum up how you’re feeling right now? You’ve probably had just enough time for it to have sunk in on the drive south.Thanks. I guess it’s something which you always strive for in your career but never in my wildest imagination did I ever think I was going to end up on … Read more

Eng vs Ind 2021-22 – 5th Test, Day 4 – Vikram Rathour

Eng vs Ind 2021-22 - 5th Test, Day 4 - Vikram Rathour

Given how the day played out – India on top, then England, then India, then England again – another twist seems inevitable. But it ended with control in England’s hands, with India’s batting coach, Vikram Rathour, conceding that a poor session with the bat in the morning had been at the root of their opponents’ … Read more

Eng vs Ind 2022 – 5th Test – Edgbaston

Eng vs Ind 2022 - 5th Test - Edgbaston

In life there are short straws and writing about a Sensible Rishabh Pant innings is one of those short straws. I’m not being ungrateful. A Sensible Rishabh Pant innings is still worth more than, say, all of Sir Alastair Cook’s most un-boring (the laptop is not allowing me to type “entertaining”) innings. A Sensible Rishabh … Read more

Pant hits century and Jadeja adds 83 as India fight back to reach 338-7 at stumps against England

India fought back to reach 338-7 at stumps on the first day of the rearranged Test at Edgbaston

Rishabh Pant was an advocate of ‘Bazball’ long before Brendon McCullum dreamed up the concept and this very modern Test batsman gave England a taste of their own medicine with a thrilling display of hitting on the first day of the re-arranged final Test. This was high-octane Test cricket at its very best again as … Read more