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SEPTEMBER 14, 2014

The Lahoris in the Champions League

They don't quite inspire the awe that their legendary predecessors did, but they will do well if they keep the cricketing traditions of the city alive

SEPTEMBER 13, 2014

Dynamic Test team performance analysis

An analysis using a comprehensive methodology that identifies the best teams and their dominant periods in Test history

SEPTEMBER 12, 2014

Yorkshire feels like Yorkshire again

Fans born after their era of dominance that ended in the late '60s had grown tired of tales of woe. Their Championship victory finally gives us a reason to brag

SEPTEMBER 12, 2014

What the Indian calendar is doing to its bowlers

R Ashwin and Ishant Sharma's lack of first-class experience and consequent decline in skills speak volumes about the BCCI's skewed priorities

SEPTEMBER 11, 2014

Missing cricket? Don't stop playing

For several retired pros, life after cricket has meant more cricket. Permanently shutting out the game is harder than it looks

SEPTEMBER 10, 2014

What will cricket be like 50 or 100 years from now?

It's a daunting thought because it feels like the game has already completed its evolution, leaving little wriggle room

SEPTEMBER 09, 2014

Moeen Ali: England's man of the summer

He has won respect with his cricket doing the talking, not letting himself be crushed by shameful boos from fans

SEPTEMBER 08, 2014

How many genuine allrounders does cricket have?

Of the game's many versatile greats, how many could command a place in their Test XI on the strength of one skill alone?

SEPTEMBER 07, 2014

Spinners need intelligent, trusting captains to thrive

A captain must be able to understand a spinner's craft if he is to manage him properly and set the right fields

SEPTEMBER 06, 2014

Let us now praise Dudley Nourse

The South African batsman's superior Test numbers may have slipped under the radar because of his team's poor record in the few years either side of the Second World War

SEPTEMBER 05, 2014

The unquestioning loyalty of the sports nut

True sports fans are like Harley-Davidson loyalists. Poor marketing and tacky innovations will never turn them away from the game they love

SEPTEMBER 03, 2014

Is there such a thing as an ideal retirement?

The decision to quit is an acutely difficult one, and many cricketers trip up when it's their turn to take it

BYC
SEPTEMBER 02, 2014

Why didn't anyone pick Bruce Martin?

The boys discuss Cook and Swann, Richie Benaud's lounge, and discover that Jonathan Millmow used to be a postman. Plus, the Mystery Man song

SEPTEMBER 01, 2014

The power of booing

It has value when used against players who have transgressed - particularly if they have somehow offended the spirit of the game

AUGUST 29, 2014

Why wasn't England v India a multi-format points series?

The future of the women's game is tied in to whether all boards agree to adopt this system