Match Preview – Pakistan vs England, England in Pakistan 2022, 4th T20I

Big picture The shapeshifting nature of a seven-match T20I series makes it difficult to capture the big picture in words that age well, so the first rule of doing this is accepting that. England, after all, have a seemingly bottomless pit of explosive T20 cricketers, and as Harry Brook and Will Jacks – who debuted … Read more

India Women in England 2022

A Lord’s finale to mark the end of India’s tour of England on Saturday will serve up plenty of nostalgia with a big helping of the future thrown in. Jhulan Goswami‘s international swansong, Tammy Beaumont‘s 100th ODI and the first time either side has played at Lord’s since their memorable 2017 World Cup final have … Read more

Recent Match Report – England vs Pakistan 3rd T20I 2022

England 221 for 3 (Brook 81*, Duckett 70*) beat Pakistan 158 for 8 (Masood 65*, Wood 3-24) by 63 runs England landed all the telling blows in another pulsating contest in Karachi, riding on the back of a century stand between Harry Brook and Ben Duckett before a searing return to national colours from Mark … Read more

Recent Match Report – England vs Pakistan 2nd T20I 2022

Toss England won the toss and chose to bat against Pakistan England won the toss in the second T20I in Karachi, and will bat first. Two days after chasing a target of 169 fairly comfortably, Moeen Ali opted to set one this time. They made just the one change, with Richard Gleeson replaced by Liam … Read more

Match Preview – Pakistan vs England, England in Pakistan 2022, 2nd T20I

Now that the first game is out of the way, England will feel a whole lot better about themselves. Not simply because they put in a clinical performance to go up 1-0, but also because the reputational damage of last year’s pullout has begun to be undone. After Pakistan helped prop England Cricket up financially … Read more

England summer 2023 – England women step into Ashes limelight with double-header summer

England Women will play a five-day Test match against Australia as part of an Ashes campaign in 2023 in which they will return to the country’s major venues. It will be only the second scheduled women’s Test of that length, after Australia hosted England at North Sydney Oval in 1992. The Test will take place … Read more

Recent Match Report – Pakistan vs England 1st T20I 2022

Toss England chose to bowl vs Pakistan England won the toss and chose to bowl in the opening match of seven T20Is against Pakistan, on their return to the country for the first time since 2005. Moeen Ali called correctly, captaining the side in the land of his grandfather with Jos Buttler missing due to … Read more

India Women in England 2022

Stopping India’s rampant top-order – especially Smriti Mandhana – is England’s target if they are to keep their ODI series alive and prevent the final match at Lord’s from becoming a dead rubber. Mandhana produced a match-defining knock of 91 as India overhauled a target of 228 with seven wickets and 5.4 overs to spare … Read more

Match Preview – Pakistan vs England, England in Pakistan 2022, 1st T20I

Big picture Seventeen long years ago, in the cold of a misty December night, England’s cricketers made their way off the field at Rawalpindi after a consolation victory in the fifth and final ODI. It was the final act of a tour in which little had gone right for England in either red- or white-ball … Read more