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Fire in Babylon

A story of Caribbean empowerment

Inspired by the film, the book of the same name looks at the rise of a West Indies team alongside the life of its immigrant people in Britain

Cover image of Simon Lister's <i>Fire in Babylon : How the West Indies cricket team brought a people to its feet</i>

Tough times for opening pairs

In the last five years, most teams have struggled to unearth stable and successful opening combinations, the one exception being Australia

David Warner and Chris Rogers walk out to bat

Can sportsmen be called geniuses?

Mastery, playfulness, naturalness, style, wonder, mystery - all these concepts are relevant to the idea of genius. But is the term relevant to sport at all?

Garry Sobers on his way to 150*, his final Test hundred