Matty Potts: first look in Test cricket

2 minute read We don’t believe you can draw meaningful conclusions from players’ debuts – but we report on them anyway. Before this match, we wondered whether Matty Potts was unusually tall or unusually quick. Turns out he’s neither, which makes Rob Key’s comment that he saw him as a “point of difference”

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Ollie Robinson’s no longer back-to-back

< 1 minute read Great news, England fans. Ollie Robinson’s come up with a far more efficient way of getting through his very many injuries and illnesses. To recap Ollie Robinson’s recent fitness record: a back spasm in Hobart; three missed Tests in the West Indies for much the same reason; a tooth infection

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Ollie Robinson’s back

< 1 minute read As in his back – his actual back. Also Jofra Archer’s back, Saqib Mahmood’s back and Matt Fisher’s back, as well as Mark Wood’s elbow, Olly Stone’s ankle and Chris Woakes’ knee. There’s a bit in Kilimanjaro: Going for Broke when one of the four disabled climbers lists how many

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Hampshire: second and still cheating

2 minute read It is hard to think of a bowler better tailored to the the high workloads and nibbly conditions of the County Championship than Hampshire’s Keith Barker. Hampshire’s Mohammad Abbas maybe. We’ve reached the point in the season where we’ll drop our coverage of the County Championship like a hot Le

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