India hate batting powerplays too

We’re really warming to the batting powerplay. Brought in to try and give the idiots more fours and sixes, you’ve got to love the way cricket has micturated all over those well laid plans. If England bat out five maidens in their batting powerplay losing one wicket in the process,

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Matt Prior opens against Bangladesh

Of all the available opening options, Matt Prior was pretty much our last choice, but we’re sick of having opinions and so have reacted without emotion. That might reflect a lack of caffeine at this early hour as much as anything. Just thought we’d check whether anything had happened while

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What’s a good World Cup score?

England’s 327 wasn’t enough against Ireland, but 171 was enough against South Africa. It’s not a matter of different opponents, it’s different conditions. This is why between-innings analysis is so often virtually worthless. What constitutes a good score varies because a run doesn’t have a set value – it changes

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