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If Samit Patel is good enough, he's fit enough

Weighing in with a couple of wickets. Samit Patel took two wickets off nine overs for 27 runs during his first day as a Test cricketer.

More has been writtten and said about Samit Patel's waistline than his bowling action or batting average. This obsession with being an athlete rather than a cricketer is a all a load of nonsense, says...


Frank Gregan

26 Mar 2012

Fading Harbhajan mirrors India's decline...

Is it time for Harbajhan Singh to leave the Test field for good?

A prolific wicket-taker but never a great, is it time to terminate the Turbanator's Test career...


Paul Moon

15 Aug 2011

Sachin Tendulkar: There will never be another player like him

The one that was missing. Tendulkar finally managed to win the World Cup with India in 2011

Three and a half years on from the Bradman v Tendulkar debate, Paul Moon lists the latest achievements and milestones of Sachin Tendulkar, a player who will never be equalled....


Paul Moon

26 Apr 2011

MS Dhoni: Fantastic captain and all-round nice guy

In addition to being an inspirational captain MS Dhoni is one of the biggest hitters in the game

There's not much this man can't do and there's not much he hasn't already done on a cricket pitch. Frank Gregan gives you MS Dhoni....


Frank Gregan

25 Apr 2011

Test Match Betting: The enigma that is James Anderson

Anderson's team-mates congratulate him after yet another wicket at Trent Bridge

He may have taken 11 wickets in the Test and named man-of-the-match but James Anderson doesn't always perform like that and Frank Gregan doesn't think the Aussies will be having sleepless nights about facing the...

Sachin Tendulkar: End is nigh but he's not done just yet

As Sachin Tendulkar celebrates his 20th year in international cricket, Paul Moon pays homage to the greatest batsman of our time and wonders how many innings the Little Master still has left in him....


Paul Moon

9 Nov 2009

Cricket Profiles: The Resilient Mr Lee

He has endured countless injury setbacks, but Australia's blonde spearhead remains as potent as ever. Andrew Hughes pays tribute to one of the best fast bowlers of all time

The Ashes Betting: Mitchell the main man

With Warne, Gillespie and McGrath retired whilst Clark and Lee were out injured, Australian cricket required a bowling hero. Take a bow Mitchell Johnson, says Andrew Hughes, who has seen Johnson become Australia's most influential...

Cricket Umpires: Bye, Bye Bucknor - you deserved better

As the world's most famous cricket umpire Steve Bucknor prepares to bow out of cricket, Andrew Hughes looks back at a career that wasn't quite perfect, but was pretty damn good....

Cricket Betting: The Bell tolls for Ian but he can have no complaints

Andrew Hughes humbly admits to have been wrong about Ian Bell, who despite huge potential and flawless technique just hasn't stepped up to the plate since being given an extended run in the team. We...

Sri Lanka Cricket: M&M partnership of Murali and Mendis is one of the sweetest ever

The deadly Sri Lankan M&M spinning partnership is creating terror amongst the world's greatest batsmen. The arrival of Mendis is a huge breath of fresh air to spin bowling and may just give Murali a...

Test Match Betting: Harmison the player, Harmison the man

On his day Steve Harmison is one of the most lethal fast bowlers in the world. On another day his line and length is erratic, his head drops and he's a liability. Andrew Hughes looks...

Daniel Vettori: Bearded wonder trying to get New Zealand out of a spin

Andrew Hughes looks at the multi-dimensional role carried out by New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori and considers whether he and the team have improved since he took charge of the Black Caps....

Neil McKenzie: The epitome of an "old school" Test opener

Mocked for his never-ending superstitions, dropped during the introduction of the quota system in the Test team and asked to open after being a middle-order batsman throughout most of his career, Neil McKenzie has overcome...

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