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JANUARY 26, 2015

Who is the BBL aimed at?

There's nothing wrong with the quality of the cricket on offer, but the bells and whistles surrounding it are intrusive and overwhelming

JANUARY 25, 2015

What do we talk about when we talk about aggression?

Why do people seem to think players who get up in the opposition's faces also have aggressive approaches in their cricket?

JANUARY 24, 2015

A different ball, a different result

A look at the closest matches in Test history, and a Bradman surprise

JANUARY 22, 2015

Switching from pace to legspin

In which the author, compelled by the depredations of age, attempts a change in cricket speciality

JANUARY 22, 2015

Giving the batsman the benefit of the doubt? It's in the law

Why going in favour of the batsman on lbws is more than just a tradition in cricket

JANUARY 20, 2015

Pakistan's dot-ball problem

They seem to be hung up on what worked for the team in the 1992 World Cup, not realising that the rest of the world has moved past those strategies

JANUARY 19, 2015

Any bats for sale in Malabo?

You've got to practise your cricket, but it's not worth the risk of taking your own bat through customs in a non-cricket playing country

JANUARY 18, 2015

Once upon a Bedi welcome

Bishan Bedi welcoming the visiting Pakistanis at the airport in 1979 is an image for the ages

JANUARY 16, 2015

Meet Ricky the broadcaster

Ponting's debut on Channel Ten and his grilling of Kevin Pietersen hold out hope that cricket has found a high-calibre new TV voice

JANUARY 15, 2015

Whatever happened to sportsmanship?

The nasty behaviour we continue to see on the field is threatening to drive fans away from the game

JANUARY 12, 2015

The importance of cricket punditry

It may have started out as a bit of televisual fluff but it now is crucial in shaping perceptions of the sport

JANUARY 12, 2015

Pakistan's top-order problems could cost them at the World Cup

The side is unimpressive on paper, and the bowling line-up is spotty too, but Pakistan have always done well with the odds stacked against them

BYC
JANUARY 11, 2015

'Once every 20 years New Zealand fans will fill the MCG'

The boys discuss the World Cup squad, the three Tests against Australia at the end of the year, and Tim Southee's sixiness

JANUARY 09, 2015

Does Amir have an automatic right to be rehabilitated into cricket?

Wrong-doers must be given a second chance, but not necessarily in the same profession they let down

JANUARY 08, 2015

The effect a team's bowling has on its batting

A penetrative bowling attack puts their batsmen in a freer state of mind, which only does the team's match-winning abilities good