Atherton: Bairstow over Foakes is 'right call' for England
on May 16, 2023
Jonny Bairstow's return to the England squad at the expense of Ben Foakes for the upcoming Test match against Ireland was the 'right call,' says Sky Sports Cricket's Michael Atherton.
Atherton: Australia had to go with Warner but England will pressure him
on April 19, 2023
Sky Sports' Michael Atherton looks at why Australia have gone with David Warner and whether England will target him in the Ashes...
Hussain: England must be fearless to beat Australia at World Cup
on February 10, 2023
Ahead of the Women's T20 World Cup, Nasser Hussain looks at England's chances, the rise of India, and South Africa's decision to omit captain Dane van Niekerk on fitness grounds...
Will Stokes unretire for World Cup? 'He's the final piece of the jigsaw'
on February 2, 2023
Nasser Hussain says Ben Stokes is the "final piece to the jigsaw" as the England Test captain continues to be linked with a potential return to the one-day team.
Stokes changing the face of Test cricket? | 'He wants to forget about convention'
on December 8, 2022
Michael Atherton believes Ben Stokes' bold approach to Test cricket is harnessing the strengths of this England team, but that it remains to be seen whether other countries will follow suit.
Atherton: Stokes 'one of England's most significant captains'
on December 4, 2022
Ben Stokes will go down as one of England's "most significant" captains, according to Michael Atherton.
When England beat Pakistan in the Karachi gloom
on November 28, 2022
Ahead of England's first Test series in Pakistan in 17 years, Sky Sports Cricket's Nasser Hussain recalls the victory in the Karachi gloom back in December 2000...
Nasser: Superstar Brook must be in England T20 World Cup XI
on September 23, 2022
Harry Brook's brilliant performances against Pakistan mean he is "nailed on" to play England's opening game at the T20 World Cup, according to Nasser Hussain.
Hussain: England have ticked every box
on September 12, 2022
Sky Sports' Nasser Hussain believes England's new-look Test side under Brendon McCullum and Ben Stokes has "ticked every box" this summer because the message to the team has been "crystal clear".
Hussain: The Hundred pressure produces great stories
on August 3, 2022
Sky Sports' Nasser Hussain looks ahead to the second edition of The Hundred and the "world-class, world-beaters" set to take centre stage, as well as how the Lionesses' Euros win might help and which players might be pushing for England selection...
Numbers behind The Hundred: How it works and key stats
on August 2, 2022
As the second season of The Hundred looms large, it is time to cast our minds back to the inaugural season of the new 100-ball competition and look at the biggest and best numbers from the competition.
Stokes ODI retirement a 'massive surprise' | 'Cricket schedule is madness'
on July 18, 2022
After Ben Stokes announced his retirement from one-day international cricket, Sky Sports' Nasser Hussain talks of his shock at the decision and looks at the contributing factors, including a 'crazy' cricketing schedule for players who feature in all three formats...
'Bumrah best all-format bowler in world' |' No time for England to panic'
on July 12, 2022
England slumped to a 10-wicket defeat to India in the first ODI at The Kia Oval as Jasprit Bumrah bagged a superb six-wicket haul to raze the home side for just 110 before Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan shared an unbroken century stand in under 19 overs.
Hussain: Smart Stokes has led remarkable England turnaround
on July 5, 2022
After one win in 17 Tests, England have now secured four victories on the bounce, with each of them coming after superb run chases.
England's series win against New Zealand a new dawn of Test cricket?
on June 30, 2022
Perhaps one series does not a summer make, but the signs were there for all to see in England’s 3-0 series victory over New Zealand that this could be a new dawn of Test Match cricket, and the statistics back that up.
Hussain: Revolutionary Morgan is England's greatest white-ball captain
on June 28, 2022
After Eoin Morgan announced his retirement from international cricket, Sky Sports' Nasser Hussain examines the impact the Irishman has had on English white-ball cricket - both as a player and a captain...
Hussain: Stokes 'completely gets' captaincy
on June 25, 2022
Sky Sports' Nasser Hussain and Michael Atherton were full of praise for the tactical brilliance, mentality and instinct of new England skipper Ben Stokes as England fought back to reduce New Zealand to 168-5 with a lead of 137.
Atherton: Yorkshire racism scandal shows game needs better leadership
on June 23, 2022
The racism scandal at Yorkshire which Azeem Rafiq recently exposed has shown the lack of leadership both at the county itself and within the England and Wales Cricket Board, according to Sky Sports pundit and former England captain Michael Atherton.
Hussain: Winning start 'huge' for Stokes' England
on June 5, 2022
Nasser Hussain believes England's five-wicket win over New Zealand in the first LV= Insurance Test at Lord's is 'huge' and 'absolutely vital' for new captain and head coach combo, Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum.
Atherton: McCullum a 'bold and inspiring' hire | Stokes combination key
on May 12, 2022
Sky Sports Cricket's Michael Atherton says Brendon McCullum is a "bold and inspiring choice" as England's new men's Test coach, and believes he and Ben Stokes will form a "fearless and aggressive" combination.