Great insight about Ishant Sharma gleaned from having spent a day watching him bowl

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We were at the Test yesterday. It was… steady. Or at least it was until Stuart Broad came in.

The main thing we gleaned from our side-on vantage point is that Ishant Sharma has two different running styles during his approach to the crease. First, he jogs normally. Then, halfway through his run-up, with no discernible change in speed, he suddenly starts kicking his arse with his heels. We’ve no idea why.


We did a thing for Cricinfo about Alastair Cook being a weary middle manager. We just get a sense that things are getting fractious at home.

For All Out Cricket, we wrote that Alex Hales is scoring too quickly and people commenting on their Facebook page completely missed the point.


Mike Gatting wasn't receiving the King Cricket email when he dropped that ludicrously easy chance against India in 1993.


Why risk it when it's so easy to sign up?


    1. It’s hard to bring yourself to answer or even acknowledge a question like that when it’s prefaced by ‘holy shit’. It’s… disconcerting.

    2. I can’t believe we finally have a picture of King Cricket himself. It feels like someone has opened the door to the internet.

    3. The internet’s very accessible. That’s one of its defining qualities really.

  1. I was going to write something this morning about how England’s situation wasn’t that bad and their innings had been a pretty close copy of India’s – I am left to regret.

  2. I will say this though – potentially clever captaincy from Cook saving up his allocation of runs to later in the series, when the pitch is less likely to produce a draw. Prior, too.

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