Welcome to the new Cricket365: Love the game as much as we do

Cricket365: Analysis with new balls
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Cricket365: Analysis with new balls

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.

Of course, loving something sometimes means having to point out when it’s being a bloody idiot. It’s what friends do.

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

Cricket365 Editor