DECEMBER 19, 2014

The other way

Satish Acharya
DECEMBER 19, 2014

Would Brearley have picked Cook as captain?

Nicholas Hogg: Cook lacks certain qualities the ex-England captain listed as those necessary for an ideal leader, in particular, charisma
DECEMBER 19, 2014

Christmas with the ECB

James Marsh: It's the season of posifestivity
DECEMBER 18, 2014

England cricket

A multitude of issues for England

The England selectors will sit down on Friday to pick the World Cup squad with questions still hanging over the head of captain Alastair Cook. In the Daily Mail, Nasser Hussain says it is not too late for England to make a change - a change he believes should have been made months ago - but the captain is not the only concern. He does not see the return of Stuart Broad and James Anderson as a quick fix for the bowler attack and still thinks England base their one-day cricket too much on Test match ideals.

When I helped compile the Schofield Report seven years ago, we were saying one-day cricket should be treated just as seriously as Test cricket and I see that Paul Downton was saying the same thing this week. Well, if England really mean it this time then they have to put faith in the younger, more dynamic batsmen who have grown up with Twenty20.

DECEMBER 18, 2014

Was it right to play the fourth ODI?

Ahmer Naqvi: Why there really is no point in the PCB trying to get international cricket back to Pakistan
DECEMBER 18, 2014

'I dance on a bar counter for the ladies'

Alex Bowden: Plus, cheesy pursuits in our Twitter round-up
DECEMBER 17, 2014

Sixes galore

Bill Ricquier: The Sharjah Test highlighted the increased number of big hits in Test cricket
DECEMBER 17, 2014

Why the bouncer is not essential to cricket

Pranay Sanklecha: Sure, it makes for thrilling viewing, but the tests of courage it provides can be achieved by other means
DECEMBER 17, 2014

How to choose an England captain

Andrew Hughes: If there is no genius strain in him, check his school creds
DECEMBER 16, 2014

The real reasons why the BCCI opposes DRS

R Rajkumar: And it has little to do with 100% accuracy
DECEMBER 16, 2014

How does John Key feel about McCullum being named New Zealander of the Year?

Beige Brigade: Triple-hundreds trump landslide election wins. Also: the Adelaide Test, the NZ squad for the World Cup, the Box Cricket League and more
DECEMBER 15, 2014

Smith 4/1 to carry form to Brisbane

ESPNcricinfo staff: Steve Smith has matured quickly as a Test batsman and is now a crucial pin in Australia's middle order. Back him at 4/1 to be Australia's top batsman in the second Test in Brisbane.
DECEMBER 15, 2014

A Test match for the ages

Michael Jeh: The Adelaide Test was pulsating, dramatic and poignant, and threw up questions about India's captaincy, and the absence of the DRS
DECEMBER 14, 2014

The peace prize

Satish Acharya
DECEMBER 14, 2014

The ground which gave cricket Kumar Sangakkara

Alan Gardner: There is one international cricket ground where it is okay to make schoolboy errors. That's because the Asgiriya Stadium in Kandy is home to the teams of Trinity College, who have played at the picturesque location chiseled out of the hillside for almost
DECEMBER 14, 2014

All Sehwag's children

Jon Hotten: Batsmen like David Warner will lead the game into the next generation. One man heralded the trend
DECEMBER 13, 2014

The DRS' in-built safety mechanism

Andrew Hughes: Which protects humans from being enslaved by machines
DECEMBER 13, 2014

More numbers, from readers

Anantha Narayanan: Another dose of random numbers - this time from readers. Also: a tribute to Phillip Hughes, and the now-customary Bradman surprise.
DECEMBER 12, 2014

New Zealand cricket

The making of Trent Boult

New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult speaks to Andrew Alderson in the Herald on Sunday, on how his bowling has developed, his ODI career, his fitness, and his Cadets club.

"I used to come in and bowl as fast as I could but, over the years, I've learned there are times you have to bowl within yourself. I always talk about Dale Steyn 'sniffing the moment' to take the initiative in a game. A lot of people talk about 'the zone' but I prefer not to overthink it. At the Basin [during the 10-for] against the West Indies, I was just running in and letting it go hassle-free. Simple is the best recipe. Making sure I had the right wrist position was as complex as it got."

DECEMBER 12, 2014

India's Adelaide blunder

V Ramnarayan: Picking a newbie as the sole spinner in the XI could be a mistake that will haunt them
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