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APRIL 23, 2014

Fizz, flight and loop

Erapalli Prasanna was a masterful conjurer and perhaps the shrewdest of India's great spin quartet

APRIL 22, 2014

Who is the ideal cricket administrator?

While you don't require cricket skills to run a national board, you do need a deft touch and diplomatic skills to deal with vested interests, million-dollar contracts, and cut-throat competition

APRIL 21, 2014

The Argentine connection

Football may be the dominant sport in Argentina today but it wasn't the first sport the British took there

APRIL 20, 2014

From hockey sticks to whalebone

Bat-making as a craft has undergone revolutionary changes and then some since the days of Hambledon

APRIL 19, 2014

The home invasion

The Emirates have been a home away from home for Pakistan for three decades now. To see the IPL, which excludes Pakistan, being played there must feel like betrayal

APRIL 18, 2014

Why India are not cricket's Brazil yet

The numbers might be in their favour, but they can neither boast sustained excellence or a distinctive playing style

APRIL 18, 2014

Who'll bring Pakistan back to financial health?

The PCB has ensured itself some financial security by agreeing to the ICC revamp, but it's unlikely the money will go towards securing the future of the country's cricket

APRIL 17, 2014

The weary middle age of cricket

On the field the action is youthful and thrilling, but off it, there's depressing self-interest, with each board trying to outdo the other in incompetence and venality

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

APRIL 15, 2014

You can't control talent, only channel it

Cricket runs the risk of going down the route of over-coaching, like in some other sports - which is not ideal in a game that is as much about art as about science

APRIL 14, 2014

The finest of Sri Lanka's early years

In the '80s, the classy Roy Dias gave stability to a Sri Lankan batting line-up that had to compete against teams with far greater experience and depth

APRIL 13, 2014

The unseen cricket of our modern times

The Women's World T20 was scheduled to run alongside the men's seemingly to make it more visible. But it wasn't

APRIL 12, 2014

Team performance analysis in T20 internationals

Who defends well and who chases a target better?

APRIL 11, 2014

Mimicking our heroes

Batting stance, bowling run-up, shuffling, adjusting equipment - there's something about cricketers' idiosyncrasies that makes us want to copy them

APRIL 10, 2014

Test-match moments I won't forget

The scorecards of these three Tests reveal fairly one-sided games, but that wasn't the case if you had been there

APRIL 08, 2014

Why T20 is about cricket's natural evolution

The shortest format is but a logical extension of cricket's bias towards batsmen, and our changing ideas about time

APRIL 07, 2014

Two gentlemen of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka pulled together as a team in the World T20 to give Jayawardene and Sangakkara the farewell they deserve