THE CORDON HOME

BLOGS ARCHIVES
SELECT BLOG
AUGUST 28, 2014

What cricket can learn from baseball's review system

In baseball, technology is used to help experts, not to second-guess them

AUGUST 27, 2014

All hail the new, macho Fawad Alam

He had phenomenal numbers before he sprouted luxuriant facial hair, but it seems Pakistanis have started to take him seriously only now

AUGUST 26, 2014

The parts of cricket that language forgot

There are feelings and situations in cricket that all of us are familiar with but can't describe succinctly

BYC
AUGUST 25, 2014

Blame Dhoni if England win the Ashes (and the World Cup)

The chaps put the boot into MSD's captaincy, and emails from around the world talk beards and Boots and early cricket memories. Plus, dreadful singing

AUGUST 25, 2014

The Wilt Chamberlain of cricket

There is one current cricketer who is as dominant and unstoppable as the legendary basketball player was

AUGUST 24, 2014

The joy of seeing a sledger receive his comeuppance

It's deeply satisfying to see a known potty mouth, especially one who has wound up your team, be defeated on the field - though it doesn't always work out that way

AUGUST 23, 2014

The Phillip Hughes debate never ends

He makes buckets of runs but cannot hold his place in the Test side. What needs to work for him going forward?

AUGUST 22, 2014

66 for 6 and all that

How does an Indian fan react to this most evil of numbers?

AUGUST 21, 2014

It's home advantage, not doctored pitches

Why do columnists look for conspiracy theories every time a visiting team collapses abjectly?

AUGUST 20, 2014

Performance and result analysis of Test teams

A look at Test teams across the years, measuring the peaks of each team, and the highest peak across teams

AUGUST 19, 2014

Younis Khan: unsung and endearing

Despite being part of a dysfunctional set-up, he has managed to get the best out of himself and players partnering him

AUGUST 18, 2014

How much practice is enough practice?

Deciding how much time to set aside to unwind is a dilemma in any profession. In sport, it's all down to the player, not the coach

AUGUST 17, 2014

It's time we had laws to eliminate sledging

Players should realise that their cricket skills speak louder than the abuse they sometimes dish out in the name of legitimate aggression

AUGUST 15, 2014

The spirit of cricket and the 15-degree rule

The phrase means nothing in this day and age; only the laws and playing regulations are of any importance

AUGUST 14, 2014

What other sports can enhance the cricketer?

Baseball may be cricket's closest relative, but it's boxing that actually offers most to the cricketer