Statistics show how a change of approach by England’s team marks a dramatic break with the history of Test cricket.
The laws by which the game is played are laid out in black and white. The ‘spirit of cricket’, however, is a much more nebulous concept.
We found that class prejudice is extensive in cricket. Racism is still entrenched. Women are marginalised and routinely experience sexism and misogyny.
The ‘nervous nineties’ captures the idea that batters with 90 or more runs become anxious as get close to scoring a century. But is it true?
Bazball is aggressively attacking, highly entertaining and piles pressure on opponents by scoring runs quickly.
It is time, combined with an uncertain outcome, that leads us to experience anxiety.
While playing the old enemy for the Ashes is for many the pinnacle of Australian cricket, Australia-India is developing as a modern rivalry.
Companies may be using the positive impacts of sport to divert attention from their roles in furthering climate change.
Was The Sun’s story about England’s Ashes hero an invasion of privacy?
Extreme pace bowling has been thrilling crowds but scaring batters since the Bodyline tour of the 1930s.
The Australian Open tennis and the recent Ashes Test cricket series show why our sporting stadiums need to be “climate-proofed” to deal with extreme heat.
Australian cricket captain Steve Smith’s play during the recent Ashes saw him hailed as one of the greatest Australian players. So what do the numbers say?
In the final episode of our three-part cricket video series, we look at bowlers and how they find their rhythm and develop a game plan, and why left-armers are so successful.
In the second of a three-part series, we look at how batsmen make split-second decisions and cope with the mental demands of Test cricket.
Ever wondered how cricket captains make all the decisions they need to make in a test match? In the first of a three-part series, we look at what goes through a captain’s mind on the pitch.
England’s cricket team is expected to lose the series against aggressive Australian opposition. But they might just defy expectations.
Lack of trust between Australia’s cricketers and the game’s governing body delayed negotiations in their protracted pay dispute. This relationship will need to be rebuilt in the coming months.
Cricket has experienced its fair share of industrial drama over the years – and the 2017 dispute looks like a re-run of a brawl that enveloped the sport in Australia 20 years ago.
It’s not just about physical training and psychology, sport is influenced by your location.
The Ashes start tomorrow but the war of words has already begun.