Achieving Test status is the ultimate goal for any Associate, but with the ICC setting the bar so high, achieving that aim is fiendishly difficult. So, with that considered, who is most likely to become the 11th Test nation?
The 6 teams that will go no further in the World Cup; 'Data' suggests Ireland are Europe's best
The Group Stages of the World Cup 2015 have finally drawn to a close. It was a long-winded affair (but we already knew that). The 8 Quarter-finalists have been identified (with 7 of them being the usual suspects). There were upsets but not as many as w...
"England’s ODI squad for the on-going Cricket World Cup is a tormented lot. They haven’t fired as one cohesive unit, they have been plagued by controversies off the field, and almost look set to exit the tournament in the group stages itself."
Cricket has an image of being elitist. To make it a global sport, the associates need more exposure and restricting the world level tournaments to the elite without having a contingency play is a regressive idea.
Another World Cup, another win for 'underdogs' Ireland
Now, the task at hand for Ireland would be to keep their head in their next game against UAE. They have a week’s time to savour this victory and get back to office as usual. Unassuming and disciplined.
Mark Footitt omission from England Lions a big mistake
When I saw that the England Lions squad had been announced, I had every expectation of seeing the name of Mark Footitt among those named.After a summer in which he blew away one batting side after another and proved himself adept in fifty-over cricket ...