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Lanka Premier League – Tournament Roundup

By Ronan Alexander Jaffna Kings made it a hat trick of consecutive LPL triumphs after defeating Colombo Stars by two wickets yesterday. Thisara Perera’s side ended the group stage in second place and overcame table toppers Kandy Falcons and then the Stars to clinch the title. Team Statistics Batting From the team batting stats, we…

Lanka Premier League 2022 Preview

By Ronan Alexander Tournament Lowdown Today sees the third edition of the Lanka Premier League get underway with Jaffna looking to make it a hat-trick of consecutive titles. The tournament consists of five franchises who will each play each other twice in the group stages, with the top four sides progressing to the knockout phase…

Taking Scotland to the next level

By Ronan Alexander After having over a week to digest Scotland’s T20 World Cup exit, I thought I’d share my feelings on what the team can do to improve and go to the next level. In a tough group, Scotland gave a strong account of themselves with a memorable win over West Indies being the…

Scotland’s new powerplay hitter: Michael Jones

By Ronan Alexander Following the retirement of Kyle Coetzer from T20 internationals, Scotland were on the lookout for a new opening batter. It’s safe to say they have pretty big shoes to fill after Coetzer racked up 1495 T20I runs during his 14 years across the format. The man to fill the void is 24-year-old…

Nepal’s Power Hitter: Mohammad Aadil Alam

By @ariescric These days, a major dynamic of the modern T20 game is which team can hit more sixes. Which team has the superior powerhitters, powerhitters that can clear the boundary with ease at regular intervals, as well as doing so right from ball one. If you are a powerhitter and have any of the…

Tom Price: Under the Radar

By Ronan Alexander With the best strike rate in the LV= County Championship Division One this summer for bowlers with more than 20 wickets, why aren’t more people talking about Tom Price? In what’s been a season with more lows than highs for Gloucestershire in red ball cricket, one huge positive has been the performance…

Vitality Blast: Ones to Watch – North Group

By Ronan Alexander With the Blast now underway, we take a look at one young player to watch from each county – beginning with the North Group. Brimingham Bears – Jacob Bethell (18) A youngster that a lot of people are familiar with after his rise through the Warwickshire ranks and a strong England Under…

Second XI T20 Preview: Ones to watch

By Ronan Alexander The Second XI T20 competition gets underway next week, so here are a few names to keep an eye on. These are the players that should stand out at Second XI level and be pushing for First XI recognition once the T20 Blast kicks off later this month. It’s a nice tournament…

Scottish County Cricket Roundup

By Ronan Alexander With the English county season well underway, with no regular roundup show, it can be quite hard to keep track of how everyone is getting on. Even more so, for the Scottish contingent playing their trade on the county circuit. So, I wanted to give an overview of where you can find…

Spin Hitter: Tilak Varma

By Ronan Alexander In its 30 matches so far, the IPL has thrown up several mouth-watering finishes and destructive individual performances, so much so, that you’d be forgiven if you happened to forget one. Looking at the tournament as a whole with an under-24 player spin on things, the most impactful young batter has been…

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