Ollie Phillips

A badger for all things sport and authentic cricket tragic. Returning from a year abroad in Italy and Spain, where most of my time was spent baffling European housemates with footage of men and women blocking out good-length deliveries for five days at a time. Accordingly hold Test cricket in the highest regard, but always more than happy to enjoy the other formats. Willingness to accept change and desire for the game to grow being closely scrutinised by the Hundred’s impossible graphics and claims that ‘Oh Yeah!’ is a natural reaction to a good shot. Pity the cricket-loving parents who will one day take their kids to a day at the Test, lambasted by cries of “what is happening?” and “why aren’t they doing the toss under a gazebo in front of a live DJ?”. Still, delighted to see the game in a relevant place, and always happy to write about cricketing issues big and small. Would relate most as a bloke to Steve Smith at the crease – not great to look at, won’t go away.

(Video) Babar Azam at his best as Pakistan begin chase in control
Pakistan began their chase of 152 against India in controlled fashion during their T20 World Cup Super 12 contest on Sunday. They...
(Photo) India post 151 in determined opening innings
India were able to post 151/7 in their Super 12 T20 World Cup match against Pakistan on Sunday, a sizeable total given...
(Video) Virat Kohli moves to fifty with India needing to kick on
When India are in trouble, they so often call on the experienced, world-class talent of Virat Kohli. They did so again on...
(Video) Rishabh Pant somehow hits one-handed six before falling for 39
Rishabh Pant was in a typically entertaining mood during his 39 off 30 balls against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup on...
(Video) KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav follow Rohit back to the shed
India lost the wickets of KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav not long after that of Rohit Sharma as Shaheen Afridi and Pakistan...
(Video) Rohit Sharma falls as Pakistan enjoy perfect start
Shaheen Afridi and Pakistan got off to the perfect start in their colossal T20 World Cup Super 12 contest with India on...

Broadcast Schedule

England v Ireland 2023
ENG v IRE only Test, Lord's
1st June to 4th June
Start time: 11:00 am BST
WTC final
WTC Final AUS v IND, The Oval
7th June to 12th June
Start time: 11:00 am BST