As England take the field for the final test in the series against India, Sam Dyer of The Cricket Walrus brings us his side of players that were good enough to earn their Test Caps much sooner than this series, but for whatever reason have been overlooked. Selectors can’t always get it right. Sometimes they’ll … Continue reading England’s Ignored XI
We propose the introduction of a World T20 League.
The 3rd Round of the Cricket World Cup Qualifiers proved just as dismal for Afghanistan as the previous two, while the West Indies survived an early wobble to beat Papua New Guinea, the UAE overcame the Netherlands and Scotland became the first team to qualify for the Super Sixes by beating Nepal. Hong Kong … Continue reading Hong Kong Shock Afghanistan; Wins for UAE and West Indies as Scotland Qualify for Super Sixes
Scotland and Ireland maintained their perfect records after wins in Round 2 of the World Cup Qualifier, whilst the West Indies won their first game while a classic encounter played out between Zimbabwe and Afghanistan. Zimbabwe 196 ao (43 overs): Taylor 89, Raza 60; Rashid 3-38, Mujeeb 3-49 Afghanistan 194ao (49.3 overs): Shah 69, … Continue reading Wins for Ireland, West Indies, and Scotland, as Zimbabwe Beat Afghanistan in 2-run Thriller
With the Ashes squad to be announced soon, we write about who we think should be on the plane to Australia. Trevor Bayliss has come out and said that only players who have featured in the last 18 months for England will be considered for the touring party. This squad that we have picked, … Continue reading Who We Think Should be on the Plane to Australia this Winter
With the upcoming World XI T20 games against Pakistan, we here at The Pavilion got reminiscing of the disastrous World XI series against Australia. Whilst those sides that were thrashed by the Aussies were made up of some of the best players in the world at the time, not all of the Test nations were … Continue reading A Representative World Test XI
The last time India toured England, in 2014 they managed to win a test match at Lords. This was great, a wonderful highlight of the summer. The first test of the series, surely this was to be a turnaround from the abysmal previous tour in 2011. Indeed, before 2011 India hadn't lost a test series … Continue reading Test Cricket and the IPL: An unhappy marriage