Shivnarine Chanderpaul stretches during West Indies' practice session

Give Chanderpaul his farewell

The batsman has been unceremoniously dropped and the public may never see him play another Test. It might not be too late for the WICB to fix that

Azhar Ali got to 50 off 55 balls

Pakistan v Zimbabwe, 1st ODI, Lahore

Hail Azhar the ODI batsman, but wait on the captain

Azhar Ali has shown he can survive in the modern ODI game as a batsman, but still seems unsure of what his bowling captaincy style ought to be

Arthur Newman

Moeen Ali picked up two wickets in three balls

England cricket

Moeen Ali is a bona fide Test bowler

Although Moeen Ali is not perceived as a frontline spinner, his wicket-taking propensity coupled with his batting ability could make him one of England's best Test allrounders

Brendon McCullum and the New Zealand team walk off the field

Being McCullum

He has found a way of keeping his instincts free and fearless while offering real gravitas, and that is quite something to behold

ESPNcricinfo staff

Ben Stokes runs through to complete the fastest Test hundred at Lord's

England cricket

The Stokes effect

Writing in the Guardian, Vic Marks looks back at Ben Stokes' match-winning performance at Lord's

ESPNcricinfo staff

Brendon McCullum looks back to see his stumps disturbed

England v New Zealand, 1st Investec Test, Lord's

New Zealand's "epic meltdown"

Writing for the New Zealand Herald, Dylan Cleaver analyses the causes for New Zealand's "epic meltdown" in the first Test against England at Lord's

Ben Stokes roars with delight having bowled Mark Craig

A Test match for the kids

The Lord's Test was many things. Among them, it was useful for educating the next generation in the delights of Test cricket