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A plan for England

There has been a lot of talks since England lost in the West Indies about how the Test team move forward - and I've been one of a few to say, with a heavy heart, that Joe Root should no longer be in charge.

6 collapses of England in the last 12 months

England have had 12 months of cricket to forget from an Ashes annihilation to being crushed in the Caribbean.

Joe Root should step down

Joe Root is a world-class player but he looks like he has the world on his shoulders right now, so it might be time for him to have a break from the captaincy.

Joe Root is deluded and in denail

To listen to Joe Root’s interview with David Gower after England’s 10-wicket humiliation by West Indies in Grenada was to understand the scale of the denial and delusion that has come to define English cricket.

West Indies win the Test series against England

The West Indies registered a series win against England and the World Champions in the 50-over formats digested another series defeat that certainly needs some soul searching.

West Indies deny England at Barbados

The West Indies showed determination and grit to deny England victory in a tense final session of the second Test at Bridgetown Barbados.

England and West Indies draw at Antigua

After 21 wickets had fallen on the first four days of the match, the likelihood of England forcing victory on an unforgiving surface at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium had always been slim. And slim seemed to have left town when it was confirmed that Wood - who had been withdrawn from the attack before lunch on day three - would play no further part in the match, after reporting "acute pain" in his injured right elbow during a nets session before the start of play on the final day.

I am waking up more confused and angrier each day

I have to confess that I wasn't expecting the phone call I received from Andrew Strauss on Tuesday that started with him saying: 'I've got some bad news.' That's not what you really want to hear on selection matters, and not something I have heard very often during my career of 152 Test caps.

The tale of 39 sixes by a 39-year-old Universe Boss

Chris Gayle rocked, the world enjoyed...... In the last few years, you have hardly seen Chris Gayle in the West Indian colours. He has always been spotted playing and bossing some or the other T20 league across the globe. He...
West Indies

When the bowlers are firing, Windies look a completely different side

"While the England batsmen won them the two games in the series, it was Windies’ bowlers who made a mark when the hosts won" There’s an old adage, ‘Batsmen win you games, bowlers win you tournaments.’ We have time and...

Mark Wood’s return story continues to grow

"With the figures of 4 wickets for 60 runs from his 10 overs, Wood got the deliverance he was searching for since the start of the ODI series" Amidst all the characters perambulating the cricketing field, fast bowlers are a...

The bowlers shine, West Indies win

In a tensed encounter at Barbados West Indies scripted a victory to level the series and the bowlers deserve a lot of credit….. When the “Universal Boss” Chris Gayle smashed a hundred at Bridgetown Barbados in first ODI, the cricketing...
Jason Holder

Stings of Holder’s absence and the West Indian bid for a bright future

"Interesting times and unchartered glories lie ahead for the West Indian team if they act true to the words of their captain who will leave no stone unturned in pursuance of his dream for his nation" Cricket is a team...

 Joe Root finally rises above all

Joe Root's bat has smiled again...... The burden of carrying a whole nation’s expectations, like every coin, has two sides. If you perform well enough, you won’t feel a lighter thing than that in the whole world but in case...
Mark Wood

Mark ‘Express’ Wood rocks West Indies

Mark Wood’s spell on second day led to a sensational West Indian batting collapse and it might have revived Wood’s Test career…… One of the most exciting things for me to follow, during the Ashes 2015 in England, was an...

England show resolve, at last

Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler rescue England on Day 1…… I always wish that a West Indies return to glory days will take place at Sabina Park at Jamaica, one of the most historic and famous stadiums in cricket history....
Jonny Bairstow

Why England batsmen should adopt composure rather than aggression in St. Lucia

An aggressive batting is exciting to watch, but it should not be at the cost of composure and steadiness..... Patience, grit, perseverance, and stubbornness (to give up) - these are the tenets which serve as the ultimate requirements to succeed...
Jason Holder

Jason Holder will be missed, but West Indies still have in them to win...

The ban on Jason Holder hurts, but was not totally unreasonable. Yet, in spite of the absence of the superb all-rounder, the West Indians do not lack the firepower to inflict a blackwash..... The saga of England being trounced by...

Video: West Indies conquer Antigua

It took just three days for West Indies to seal the series. The lively pace of West Indian pacers and the grit and determination of their batsmen helped to script yet another thumping win. Deep Dasgupta and Arunabha Sengupta discuss...
Ben Stokes

The England batting line up is almost entirely composed of a number of Nos...

A lot of the players in the England side must be confused about their roles..... The totals managed by England on this tour of West Indies until now have been 77, 246, 187 and 132. For a side that pretends...


Real Madrid are the champions of Champions League

It felt like one of those old flicks they show on Saturday afternoons in which the gang successfully gets together for one final, big heist. Except, even without Mbappe, you suspect this won't be their last -- not when there's a guy like Ancelotti, one of the few men who can pull off the cardigan-cigar-shades combination and lead a team in transition to a league and cup double. Not with young guns - Vinicius, Valverde, Eduardo Camavinga, Rodrygo - already with the "big one" under their belt. Not with Courtois, in the prime of his career, staking a claim as the world's No. 1 between the posts and getting a few things off his chest. ("We showed again who is the King of Europe.")

14 for Real Madrid