James Nixon - ARTICLES

July24

Scotland shaping up for full ICC membership

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It is looking most likely that Scotland will be the next country to step up and take full membership of the ICC (International Cricket Council); this according to Malcolm Cannon, the Chief Executive Officer Cricket Scotland.

July12

Alastair Cook: Is he approaching the end of the road in Test cricket?

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The summer of 2018 looks like being a make-or-break period for England’s longest-serving test batsman, Alastair Cook. The former skipper has endured a torrid time with the bat in recent series, with a string of disappointing performances against New Zealand in the winter. Cook’s inconsistencies have led to more questions from the press as to whether the Essex ace has the drive to keep going at the pinnacle of the game.

June21

Upcoming cricket to look forward to

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Football’s main event may currently be dominating sporting headlines, but it will be the turn of cricket this time next year as the Cricket World Cup comes to England and Wales, with 11 grounds playing host to games. Cricket’s multi-faceted qualities allow it to be played in many different formats and different time limitations, thus making it […]

June17

England To Make Australia Statement?

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England will be desperate to stick the boot into Australia during the five-match one-day international series over the course of June. The Three Lions were hammered in the Ashes down under, surrendering the urn back to their fierce rivals. However, Eoin Morgans men earned a semblance of revenge in the 50-over format, securing a 4-1 victory, to highlight Englands prowess in ODI cricket.

June13

Talent identification & development in sports – a coach’s angle

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Talent is an abstract thing. But a necessary thing. Especially if it is to be considered in the arena of competitive sports. It’s not something that can be found in everyone. Having said that, we must acknowledge that at the highest levels of international and competitive sports almost everyone has at least a basic parity in talent.

May22

A beginner’s guide to betting on Cricket

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Cricket is often regarded as one of the most strategic and complex sports that’s played, however betting on the game is far more straightforward. Due to this, more general betting punters have started to take a greater interest in cricket. If you’re unsure where to start, below we’ll take you through some cricket betting tips.

May04

Who Should Be Favourites for 2019 Cricket World Cup?

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Making long-term predictions when it comes to cricket is never easy, especially when it comes to big-pressure tournaments like the Ashes or the ICC World Cup. Sourav Ganguly addressed the latter competition recently, suggesting that India should be favourites for the World Cup in England next year. The former Test captain believes that India’s quality merits the favourites tag despite the fact they have not won a Test series in England since 2007.

April26

Possible New Tournament on the Horizon and its Causing Controversy

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The story, suggestion, idea and now controversial plan has been circulating the press for the past couple of days with England’s director Andrew Strauss wanting to produce a new tournament, 100-ball competition. Perhaps with the World Cup in mind which comes about in May 2019, the host might have the right idea to boost the […]

April20

England must end over-reliance on Anderson and Broad

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England have to address a worrying trend in their overseas form – their over-reliance on James Anderson and Stuart Broad. Anderson was the Three Lions’ one shining light in the Ashes, maintaining his levels of excellence as his teammates crumbled around him. Broad was off colour in Australia, but rounded back into form in New Zealand with two solid outings.