Welcome to the new Cricket365: Love the game as much as we do
Welcome to the all (well, mainly) new Cricket365.
We love cricket and almost everything about it, and we’re excited to share it all with you, whether it’s Virat Kohli’s effortless glide towards all-time greatness, Monty Panesar having a televised quiz meltdown or David Warner batting right-handed.
This is going to be a massive year for cricket, with England hosting the World Cup and then the Ashes. If you wanted to sum up the Cricket365 view it would be this: we hate the idea of a 10-team World Cup at a time when – not coincidentally – the depth in men’s international cricket has never been greater, and also think the Ashes happens a bit too often these days – but we’re still massively, giddily, stupidly excited about both.
We love Test cricket, but give us a cracking T20 over a dull five-day draw.
We love 30-run overs and 50-run sessions, forward defensives and reverse ramps.
We love innovation, but wicketkeepers should always wear long sleeves (with one obvious exception, of course).
We’re still not sure about four-day Tests.
We love cricket – and want to make the world love it as much as we do. Join us.
Dave Tickner, aka @tickerscricket
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Matt Henry grabbed four wickets as Australia struggled on testing surface in Wellington.
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Essex wanted to keep anonymity throughout independent review into racist abuse
Sanctions have been handed out after a report found players at the club had been subjected to racist abuse and discriminatory treatment.
Essex not naming those sanctioned over independent review into racist abuse
The Katharine Newton report was commissioned in 2021.
‘Slightly mad’ if England spin duo did not get county chances – Brendon McCullum
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Brendon McCullum and Ben Stokes’ England Test record since taking charge in 2022
Defeat in India is the pair’s first series loss.
Ben Stokes brushes off suggestion that England were not ruthless against India
England succumbed to a first Test series defeat under the leadership of captain Stokes and head coach Brendon McCullum.
England fall short as India guarantee series win with victory in Ranchi
India, facing a target of 192, surived a top-order wobble to take the fourth Test by five wickets.
Spinners keep England’s hopes of unlikely victory alive
Three quick wickets keep Indian run chase on a knife edge after flying start.