SEPTEMBER 12, 2014

What the Indian calendar is doing to its bowlers

R Ashwin and Ishant Sharma's lack of first-class experience and consequent decline in skills speak volumes about the BCCI's skewed priorities
Indian bowlers' first-class exposure shrinks visibly once they make it to international cricket © AFP
AUGUST 16, 2014

Are slow over-rates really a problem?

Time should be considered wasted only when a bowling side tries to slow the game down for its own benefit
AUGUST 02, 2014

India's bowling weakness outside the subcontinent

Without good-quality third and fourth bowlers, India will continue to struggle outside the subcontinent despite their talented batting line-up
JUNE 22, 2014

Match-by-match analysis of control data

How much would individual batsmen score if they batted all 20 overs by themselves, and how frequently would they be in control?
JUNE 10, 2014

Mining control statistics

What can data based on the control batsmen have over their shots tell you about innings and results?
MAY 29, 2014

The calculus of the batting average

The batting average is a misleading indicator. How about a scale that is more representative of batting performance?
MAY 14, 2014

The time and space of T20 cricket

Insisting that T20 is simply ODI cricket minus the boring middle overs is disingenuous
APRIL 29, 2014

Are T20s more exciting than ODIs?

There may be more last-over finishes but weak teams win T20 games more often than they do ODIs
APRIL 16, 2014

A measure for batting and bowling effectiveness in T20

Strike rates and economy rates do not quite tell the whole story. Introducing a new, two-dimensional method of assessing players in T20
MARCH 24, 2014

Why T20 is a disfigured caricature of cricket

Scaling the contest down to 20 overs without changing the rules only leads to a grotesque imbalance between bat and ball
MARCH 01, 2014

Running the rule over modern English batsmen

Why Atherton, Thorpe and other batsmen from the 1980s and 1990s were no worse than the current crop
FEBRUARY 14, 2014

Which batsmen thrive against the best bowlers?

Why Tendulkar and Lara were superior all-round Test players, and why Sangakkara is a freak
FEBRUARY 05, 2014

Bowling averages and beyond: spinners

The two phases of Warne's career, and the challenge for fingerspinners in Tests
JANUARY 22, 2014

How good is Australia's pace trio?

Johnson was often unplayable but Australia's support bowlers were equally important to their victorious campaign
JANUARY 11, 2014

Would you pick Haddin over Gilchrist for an Ashes Test?

Haddin's record against England is better than his illustrious predecessor's, and he played for a far weaker team
JANUARY 02, 2014

Can Kallis really be called an allrounder?

Jacques Kallis was among the greatest of batsmen who could bowl, but he doesn't belong to the pantheon of legendary allrounders like Sobers, Imran and Botham
DECEMBER 20, 2013

Beyond bowling averages

Why Siddle and Herath are special. And why some bowlers are better at dismissing the tail than others
NOVEMBER 27, 2013

The Richards Standard for ODI batsmen

Which modern-day batsmen can match the speed and certainty of Viv Richards' run-making?
NOVEMBER 13, 2013

Why the new fielding restrictions in ODIs are a good idea

Bowlers who err go for boundaries and bowlers who are consistent challenge batsmen to take risks
NOVEMBER 03, 2013

Are India's bowling woes part of a larger trend?

Has T20 affected one-day cricket on a large scale, or is it mostly an Indian phenomenon?