Brendon McCullum can help England rediscover their best form, says Ian Smith

For Ian Smith, proof of Brendon McCullum’s place in the New Zealand pantheon came on an otherwise normal Tuesday morning in February 2014, as his team prepared for the final day of the second Test against India at Wellington’s Basin Reserve. The game was heading for a draw, but McCullum was 281 not out overnight, … Read more

Rudderless ECB could appoint stand-out candidate Richard Thompson as its new chairman

Rudderless ECB could appoint Richard Thompson as its new chair… as the Surrey chief ponders putting himself forward to replace Ian Watmore in a move that could bring radical approach to English cricket The ECB has been without a chairman since Ian Watmore left the role in October Surrey boss Richard Thompson is considering putting … Read more

England cricket: Chief Rob Key backs new captain Ben Stokes to make the Test team great again

‘He epitomises everything we need’: England chief Rob Key backs new captain Ben Stokes to make the Test team great again – and confirms dropped bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad are in line for a recall Rob Key insisted it was ‘easy’ to appoint Ben Stokes England’s new Test captain All-rounder Stokes replaces his … Read more

Hampshire in line to get Test against New Zealand this year if Yorkshire do not approve reforms

Hampshire’s Ageas Bowl is lined up to host England’s third Test against New Zealand if Yorkshire members do not approve reforms at next week’s EGM Yorkshire members could face a 500-mile round trip if they reject new reforms  Headingley is set to host England’s third Test against New Zealand later this year  But the match … Read more

Sacked Yorkshire staff members to take their cases to court

Sacked Yorkshire staff are set to fight back against their dismissals after Azeem Rafiq’s whistleblowing on racism as they prepare to take their cases to the High Court Cricketer Azeem Rafiq made allegations of racism against Yorkshire last year  This led to a number of staff members at the club losing their jobs shortly after … Read more

England’s Liam Livingstone draws MASSIVE £1.25m from Punjab Kings at IPL auction

England international Liam Livingstone draws MASSIVE £1.25m from Punjab Kings at IPL auction – as 28-year-old becomes the most expensive overseas buy in this year’s auction Liam Livingstone was sold to Punjab Kings for £1.25m on second day of auction England international was sought after by numerous clubs but Kings prevailed It’s a huge increase … Read more

Mark Wood and Jonny Bairstow are bought for more than £650,000 EACH in this year’s IPL auction

Mark Wood and Jonny Bairstow are bought for more than £650,000 EACH in this year’s IPL auction – after it was delayed due to host Hugh Edmeades collapsing on stage By Richard Gibson For The Mail On Sunday Published: 18:00 GMT, 12 February 2022 | Updated: 20:57 GMT, 12 February 2022 Mark Wood and Jonny … Read more

Women’s Ashes: England not far away from matching Australia despite conceding urn, insists Knight

England ‘are really not far away’ from matching Australia despite conceding the Ashes AGAIN following defeat in first ODI, insists captain Heather Knight… with tourists now only able to level series in two remaining games By Kishan Vaghela For Mailonline Published: 12:34 GMT, 3 February 2022 | Updated: 12:41 GMT, 3 February 2022 Heather Knight … Read more