• Michael Holding

    by Michael Holding
Drawn series a fair outcome, but it deserved one more Test

Drawn series a fair outcome, but it deserved one more Test

Pakistan’s turnaround at The Oval hardly surprising; it’s good to see England not chopping and changing on a whim read more

Pakistan threw it away with their negative approach

There are question marks over Vince and Ballance, but because England are winning, they can afford to read more

Cook and Root showed discipline, Pakistan didn’t

England put their best foot forward at Old Trafford; they might have been a bit complacent at read more

Maybe results will match Pakistan’s ability now

Michael Holding: He didn’t set Lord’s alight, but the way Mohammad Amir controlled his emotions read more

Anderson hit the perfect length at Headingley

Sri Lanka needed to reach England a month in advance, but the modern-day calendar doesn’t allow that; pity, but it’s a fact of life with modern-day tours

Marlon Samuels – more wronged than wrong

The West Indian batsman lashed out after winning the Wt20 final because people tend to do that when they think the world is against them

Changing times and recent Ashes, good arguments to eliminate toss

The series didn't see much good cricket played, with very one-sided contests, and Australia erred in selection

Great teams win away, good teams win at home

It’s the bowlers that failed Australia during the Ashes, in conditions they should have adapted better to

With Anderson out, Australia have a big plus in their favour

With Voges and Marsh not scoring many, there’s no point in pushing Clarke down to No. 5

Ashes pitches disappointing, but Australia showed what pace can do

Smith’s weakness could be found out on more helpful tracks; England need a new No. 3

England’s bowlers used conditions better

The pitch at Cardiff wasn’t the best, but that wasn’t the reason why Australia were outplayed in the first Test

McCullum’s aggressive style the way forward for New Zealand

The shorter formats have influenced Tests to a degree, but more results than draws are good for the game

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