From Ian Bell’s epic innings to Stuart Broad’s bowling heroics, Geoffrey Boycott looks at the highs of England’s Test cricket summer and what the future holds.
If England get through to the quarter-finals I will not be putting my money on them.
Before the one-day series started, I had high hopes that England would do well in the World Cup — and might even win the thing. After the Sydney Test, we all thought they were in magnificent shape. They were confident, focused and well organised.
Technology is never going to be 100 per cent perfect. It can’t possibly get every single decision right.
Each day’s play reviewed by Geoff Boycott…
If the Australians have any brains they should try to produce a bouncy pitch in Melbourne for the Boxing Day Test.
Now that the dust has settled on the four Test series in South Africa it’s time to take a closer look at England’s performance. On the face of it drawing the rubber 1-1 is a good result but to be honest we could have lost it 3-1 and probably should have. We were lucky enough [...]
If anyone needs their wrists slapping after this risible ball-tampering row, it is South Africa.
The first thing that came out of the Centurion Test was that life without Andrew Flintoff is going to be very tough. There is simply no balance in this England team without a world-class all-rounder.
It’s a fantastic achievement by England to win the Ashes, and we’re all thrilled to bits. Like the last home series four years ago, it was a contest of tiny margins.