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JULY 23, 2014

A strange, brutal magic

As Ishant Sharma showed at Lord's, short-pitched bowling can open old wounds and create sudden uncertainty

JULY 22, 2014

Are Test batsmen maturing quicker these days?

Of late Rahane, Robson, Ballance and Stokes have all made hundreds in their first five Tests. Does that point to a larger trend?

JULY 21, 2014

No home advantage in World Cups

A small pool of teams could be an important reason why only one team has lifted the trophy in front of its home crowd

BYC
JULY 20, 2014

Is Jesse Ryder Mathew Sinclair in disguise?

The boys discuss the day-night Test match (and reckon it will be Adelaide), whether Jesse Ryder will make a New Zealand comeback, and are staggered again by Mark Vermeulen

JULY 20, 2014

A man of his people

Mahela Jayawardene embodies artistry and steel in his batting, and warmth and humanity off the field

JULY 19, 2014

The decline of the specialist attacking bowler

Why do teams pick a fourth bowler who is practically incapable of taking five wickets in a Test innings simply because he can score a fighting 40?

JULY 18, 2014

Revisiting the glorious summer of 2000

If England need a template for this transitional phase, they can turn the clock back to the series against West Indies at the turn of the century

JULY 15, 2014

'ODIs will show up your weakness quicker than Tests'

Dean Jones talks about the evolution of ODIs, the Australian team under Allan Border, and his career-defining double-hundred in the second tied Test

JULY 14, 2014

When the weak can resist the strong

Cricket and football give lesser teams and players a chance to hold out and sometimes even show up stronger opposition

JULY 13, 2014

The Vincent punishment

What incentive do other players have of confessing their involvement in fixing if a lifetime ban is all that they can expect?

JULY 12, 2014

Coming back to win from hopeless first-innings situations

A look at some of the most thrilling victorious fightbacks in Tests

JULY 11, 2014

Are you born to captain?

Are some people just made to lead and the rest to follow? Let's examine the case of the two Captains Cook

JULY 07, 2014

Vinoo beyond the Mankad

One of India's greatest allrounders is today unfortunately mostly remembered for a mode of dismissal that, though legitimate, is seen by many to be unfair