DECEMBER 21, 2014

Bowling to blame for India's poor overseas record

The inability to build pressure by denying runs, even on pitches with sufficient help to keep batsmen honest, is India's biggest problem

DECEMBER 20, 2014

Why Steven Smith's here to stay

He has experienced captaincy at every level. Most admirably, he has managed to reinvent his game to succeed at the highest level

DECEMBER 19, 2014

Would Brearley have picked Cook as captain?

Cook lacks certain qualities the ex-England captain listed as those necessary for an ideal leader, in particular, charisma

DECEMBER 18, 2014

Was it right to play the fourth ODI?

Why there really is no point in the PCB trying to get international cricket back to Pakistan

DECEMBER 17, 2014

Why the bouncer is not essential to cricket

Sure, it makes for thrilling viewing, but the tests of courage it provides can be achieved by other means

DECEMBER 16, 2014

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

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

A Test match for the ages

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

All Sehwag's children

Batsmen like David Warner will lead the game into the next generation. One man heralded the trend

DECEMBER 13, 2014

More numbers, from readers

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

DECEMBER 12, 2014

India's Adelaide blunder

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

DECEMBER 10, 2014

Pakistan's ODI batting a decade behind the rest

The return to tried-and-tested underperformers for the World Cup squad will undo all the good work done over the last 14 months

DECEMBER 08, 2014

Why do we remember what we remember?

Reflections on memories of a certain summer Saturday in 1983

DECEMBER 05, 2014

Grieving for a stranger

Not having known Phillip Hughes does not make the pain of losing him hurt less