JANUARY 31, 2015

The World Cup: one-day cricket's hour in the sun

Except in the case of Australia, a World Cup win becomes a big part of the victorious captain's legacy

JANUARY 31, 2015

The last of Sanga

Kumar Sangakkara has maintained excellent standards over a glittering career; a World Cup trophy would be a fitting send-off

JANUARY 30, 2015

Is cricket really vulnerable to physical altercations?

Cricket has had relatively few ugly on-field incidents when compared to other sports, so to start fearing the worst because of the verbal abuse going round is to take things too far

JANUARY 29, 2015

New Zealand's problem of plenty, and Clarke v Warner

The boys feel smug about how good New Zealand are looking before the World Cup, and discuss their dislike for certain Australian players

JANUARY 28, 2015

When will we see the first truly freelance cricketer?

Will the likes of Pietersen become guns for hire in the full sense of the term, offering a complete package of services to the highest bidder?

JANUARY 27, 2015

The many crickets of an Indian boyhood

Growing up in India, you play a number of varieties of the game, each contributing to the development of certain skills

JANUARY 26, 2015

Who is the BBL aimed at?

There's nothing wrong with the quality of the cricket on offer, but the bells and whistles surrounding it are intrusive and overwhelming

JANUARY 24, 2015

A different ball, a different result

A look at the closest matches in Test history, and a Bradman surprise

JANUARY 22, 2015

Switching from pace to legspin

In which the author, compelled by the depredations of age, attempts a change in cricket speciality

JANUARY 22, 2015

Giving the batsman the benefit of the doubt? It's in the law

Why going in favour of the batsman on lbws is more than just a tradition in cricket

JANUARY 20, 2015

Pakistan's dot-ball problem

They seem to be hung up on what worked for the team in the 1992 World Cup, not realising that the rest of the world has moved past those strategies

JANUARY 19, 2015

Any bats for sale in Malabo?

You've got to practise your cricket, but it's not worth the risk of taking your own bat through customs in a non-cricket playing country

JANUARY 18, 2015

Once upon a Bedi welcome

Bishan Bedi welcoming the visiting Pakistanis at the airport in 1979 is an image for the ages

JANUARY 15, 2015

Whatever happened to sportsmanship?

The nasty behaviour we continue to see on the field is threatening to drive fans away from the game