Jon Holland took a battering in Dubai, as Pakistan racked up a strong first innings total. Ben Jones analyses how for Sarfraz’s side, this was the result of a plan coming together.
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The first day in Dubai was an old-fashioned one, and as Ben Jones points out, it was a day where the old dogs came to the fore.
Pakistan will line up against Australia without the talismanic Mohammad Amir, but as Ben Jones points out, the absence of the left-armer could see Pakistan improve as a whole.
On a day when India well and truly cemented their advantage, Ben Jones take a look at the progress of Rishabh Pant.
Pakistan’s defeat against Bangladesh was an emphatic end to a terrible tournament for Sarfraz Ahmed’s side. Ben Jones examines the key areas where they went wrong.
After a tournament where India’s openers have been supreme, Virat Kohli has no better idea who should make up his World Cup middle order – Ben Jones casts his eye over the data to try and find out.
India’s victory was built on some stunning bowling with the new ball, something we have come to associate with their opponents. Ben Jones analyses a game decided in the first ten overs.
With England captain Joe Root stepping away from his role at first drop, Ben Jones analyses the case for promoting the star all-rounder. Conventional wisdom is messing with England’s batting order. It forced Joe Root up to number three, because “that’s where the best batsman bats”, despite it being a position he neither suits nor […]
India end the series 4-1 losers, but as Ben Jones writes, the nature of their play today gives them a blueprint for going forward.
The defining narrative of this series has been the contest between Virat Kohli and James Anderson, a contest which ended on Day Four at The Oval. Ben Jones looks back on one of the great sporting rivalries.
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