SEPTEMBER 23, 2014

Will Boult and Southee make an all-time NZ XI?

The boys wish Martin Crowe a speedy recovery, discuss cricketers turned politicians, and cricket on Mt Kilimanjaro, and compile an XI of lawyer-cricketers

SEPTEMBER 22, 2014

Four Pakistan women to watch in the Asian Games

As Pakistan look to defend their title in Incheon, we look at two bowlers and two batsmen who could be crucial to their campaign

SEPTEMBER 21, 2014

A method to rate the dominance of Test teams

Taking into account margin of victory and draws, while eliminating arbitrary decay in setting cut-off limits

SEPTEMBER 20, 2014

The case against revoking ODI status

The ICC's decision to restrict the number of ODI teams deprives Associates of the ability to generate enough funds to survive, and to gain new fans

SEPTEMBER 19, 2014

Johnson v McLaren: a tale of two blows

The South African allrounder had the misfortune of being in the line of fire twice this year

SEPTEMBER 17, 2014

The joy of staying not-out overnight

It is one not reserved for those at high levels of the game alone: the most exalted experiences can come in the most humble settings

SEPTEMBER 15, 2014

It's about anecdotes, not numbers

Runs and wickets matter little in games involving authors, seminarians and the like. It pays to keep your ears open

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 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