In recent times, England have been fun to watch.

A combination of the great talent at their disposal and their admirably consistent inconsistency, there are few more watchable teams in the world – you’re rarely bored by this England team in any format.

Here are 48 moments from the recently completed men’s international summer that either made you laugh, had you scratch your head out or watch on with glee:

1. Picking a 55-man super squad at the start of the summer yet still leaving out two of the three leading run-scorers in last year’s Division One


2. James Bracey nearly forcing his way into the Test side with his runs in England’s intra-squad friendly


3. Stuart Broad, England’s second-leading wicket-taker of all-time, being left out for the first Test of the summer


4. Ben Stokes forgetting social distancing protocols at the first toss of the summer


5. After waiting five months for the return of Test cricket, Dom Sibley almost immediately leaves a straight one


6. That Stuart Broad interview


7. Jofra Archer’s Twitter spat with Tino Best


8. Blackwood continuing his surprisingly brilliant record against England with a match-winning fourth innings 95 that wasn’t even that good


9. Jofra Archer had to miss a Test match for popping home for an hour. Imagine saying that in 2019


10. Ben Stokes still including this six in his slowest ever Test hundred


11. Rory Burns making Roston Chase look like Ravi Ashwin, not for the first time


12. Jos Buttler opening the batting with Ben Stokes in a Test match


13. Stuart Broad becoming quite good at batting again by modelling his technique on… Shane Warne


14. Rahkeem Cornwall wearing loads of hats


15. Ireland’s Player of the Series being a 21-year-old debutant who’s never actually played cricket in Ireland


16. James Vince briefly having England’s best ever ODI bowling average


17. Ireland, the 11th ranked side in the world, hitting the highest ODI score of the summer


18. David Willey, England’s Player of the Series against Ireland, losing his place in the squad


19. Shan Masood scoring more runs in one knock than in his eight previous innings against England


20. Mohammad Abbas’ magical ball to Stokes…


21. Despite being unavailable to bowl at the start of the Test, Stokes still taking two crucial wickets in Pakistan’s second innings


22. That Chris Woakes-Jos Buttler stand


23. Jofra Archer taking 4-86 yet still copping flak for his performance


24. Fawad Alam’s stance


25. Fawad Alam registering a duck in his first Test innings in 11 years


26. Dom Sibley becoming Jonty Rhodes for a game


27. Bad light…


28. Azhar Ali, previously a leggie, bowling the perfect away swinger with the last ball of the second Test


29. Mohammad Hafeez breaking the bio secure bubble by taking a photograph with a woman in her 90s


30. Zak Crawley going into the final Test of the summer in danger of his first-class average dipping below 30…and ending up surpassing Sachin


31. Dom Sibley’s ‘leg-spin’ making an appearance in a Test match


32. All the drops off Jimmy as he approached 600


33. Anderson, at 38, still bowling as well as he ever has


34. Stuart Broad, after enjoying arguably the best home summer of his career, taking pop at a journalist on Twitter


35. Azhar Ali’s collaboration with Jay from the Inbetweeners


36. Mohammad Hafeez being 39 and somehow still getting better


37. Pakistan not playing Haider Ali until the final game of the tour


38. Dawid Malan becoming the No. 1 ranked T20I batsman in the world but might not be in England’s first choice side


39. Australia being 98-0 in 11th over chasing 163…and losing


40. England celebrate a win by doing the ‘Penguin’


41. Alex Carey batting at six, then at three before getting dropped in the T20I series


42. Matthew Wade only facing nine balls this summer but still playing its best shot


43. Josh Hazlewood making a mockery of his 2019 World Cup omission


44. England being 148-9 and Australia being 144-2 in the same game… yet England winning by 24 runs


45. England losing two wickets off the first two balls of the game, managing to post a 300-plus score, having Australia 73-5 and then losing


46. Maxwell playing one of the innings of his career and still nearly cost Australia the game


47. Eoin Morgan having one of his great captaincy performances one game and then having people call for his head the next


48. That we got a full summer of men’s international cricket in at all