Articles by Peter Miller
Mar 17, 2018
Kevin Pietersen, one of England's most exciting batsmen, deserved a farewell better than one in near-empty SharjahThat Kevin Pietersen's career ended in the UAE in front of empty seats instead of at the Oval in front of a sell-out crowd in a Test match represents a failure of the England team management, and a failure by Pietersen himself.
Dec 30, 2017
Ashes 2017: England prevent whitewash at Melbourne against Australia in a result that really does matterThat England won’t lose every game in this Ashes series represents a turnaround. That is how bad things had got. The series had gone, but this result mattered.
Dec 28, 2017
Ashes 2017: Alastair Cook's double ton puts England in dominant position, but concerns remain over middle-orderAs Cook batted brilliantly for his unbeaten 244, the rest of the English middle-order did their best to undermine his efforts.
Dec 27, 2017
Ashes 2017: Redemption for Alastair Cook and Stuart Broad as England boss Day Two, but job's not done yetBoth Alastair Cook and Stuart Broad were under pressure, both went some way to silencing their detractors as England put themselves in a strong position on Day Two in Melbourne.
Dec 26, 2017
Ashes 2017: David Warner ton lights up opening day of Melbourne Test but England bowling continues to lack stingThings could have been a lot worse for England, and at 244 for three at the close, things are actually even in this game. But this has been the exact point in every match in this series so far when Australia’s middle and lower order has taken the game away from England.
Dec 25, 2017
Ashes 2017: England hurt by underperforming seniors; even a draw in Melbourne will be a big achievementEngland have a chance to reverse the decline, and at this stage anything other than 0-5 is actually something of a victory. A draw will do. A loss is more likely.
Dec 18, 2017
Ashes 2017: England’s experienced players fail to deliver again as Australia win Perth Test and seriesApart from the delay caused by the covers malfunctioning, it was all very straightforward for Australia as they swept aside the England tail once again. They are good value for their 3-0 lead.
Dec 17, 2017
Ashes 2017: Alastair Cook, Joe Root's failures; insipid bowling underline England's strugglesEngland are on the brink of another loss in Western Australia, a state where they have one 40-year-old win in 14 matches.
Dec 16, 2017
Ashes 2017: Steve Smith, Mitchell Marsh put Australia in control as England's uninspiring bowling display lets them down againThere has been so much talk of England lacking pace, and they do. But the bigger issue is that they have consistently bowled the wrong lines and lengths.
Dec 15, 2017
Ashes 2017: England's lower-order collapse, Steve Smith's brilliance restores balance on Day 2 of WACA TestEngland now need to find a way to get Smith out and get through the rest of the Australia batting line up before they are able to get a significant lead.