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DECEMBER 27, 2014

Going for glory and falling just short

An anecdotal account of close finishes similar to the recent Adelaide Test, and yet another Bradman surprise

DECEMBER 25, 2014

I bowled to them, look where they are now

Ever get the feeling you're sharing in the success of a top-level cricketer you may have played with or against growing up?

DECEMBER 25, 2014

What cricket can take from darts

It's simple, it's TV-friendly and it has a promoter who can tailor the product for its audience

DECEMBER 23, 2014

The problem with Pakistan's World Cup preparations

Most of their matches are at venues that will suit their style of play, but their strategy is directed at tackling bouncier pitches

BYC
DECEMBER 22, 2014

New Zealand's fast men are fired up

The boys discuss the Pakistan ODIs, Brett Lee's foray into rom-com acting, and if there's any hope for Jesse Ryder

DECEMBER 22, 2014

The charm of the Boxing Day Test

This annual fixture is special not just for the cricket, but also because it satisfies one of the tenets of Christmas - bringing people together

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 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 12, 2014

India's Adelaide blunder

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