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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
A three-match series between the teams will take place in July, subject to final approval from the Government.
The 32-year-old did not play first-class cricket until he was 27.
The former England head coach is relishing working with England’s Test captain again.
Batsmen Darren Bravo and Shimron Hetmyer and fast bowling all-rounder Keemo Paul have not been named in a 25-man group.
World Cup and Ashes play a part as record annual turnover is revealed.
The West Indies are in town next month.
It has been an eventful first day in the Virtual Cricket Tournament 2020. The tournament is being played in a round-robin format..
England hope to squeeze in a near full international campaign, despite the lengthy setbacks faced by the sport.
ECB confirms details for contests in Southampton and Manchester.