New Zealand opener Tom Latham racked up his fifth test century in only ten innings on a truncated first day of the second test at Seddon Park in Hamilton overnight.
The wait is almost over as Thursday marks the beginning of the 12th ICC Cricket World Cup.
With this summer’s Cricket World Cup rapidly approaching, MM takes a look back at a possible Lancashire XI to compete in the 50-over format.
Words rarely fail England seamer Mark Wood but even he struggles to explain the ability that wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler possesses.
Fear the wounded animal is Jos Buttler’s warning as England prepare to renew old rivalries for Wednesday’s first Royal London One-Day International against Australia.
They have constantly been in competition when it comes to taking the England wicket-keeping gloves, but Jonny Bairstow is convinced he and Lancashire’s Jos Buttler are not in a battle to stand behind the stumps.
‘Freakish’ is the only word Steven Finn could use to describe England batsman Jos Buttler, and the fast bowler thanks his lucky stars daily that facing the Lancashire man is a problem he is rarely fronted with.
The England dressing room is relishing the chance to see Jos Buttler back in the team and taking the game to the Sri Lankans according to Chris Woakes, who insists the Lancashire man is one of the best in the business.
‘An integral part for England’: Bairstow backs Lancashire’s Buttler, his national team wicket-keeping rival
Jos Buttler missed the start of Lancashire’s County Championship season, instead broadening his horizons with a stint for Mumbai Indians in the IPL.
MM reporters have come together to produce Mancunian Natters, a sports podcast looking at the sport that gets the city talking.
When opportunity knocks you have to open the door but Alex Davies has gone one better and battered it down with Lancashire this summer – according to former England international Mark Butcher.