FEBRUARY 28, 2015

A potpourri of World Cup numbers - I

Tidbits from the 2015 World Cup

FEBRUARY 27, 2015

Throw open the gates to the Associates

Keeping them in the World Cup will inspire their countrymen to dream bigger and also prevent the game from being monopolised by a small club

FEBRUARY 26, 2015

Shapoor Zadran, cult hero

The Afghanistan fast bowler is an example of the exuberance the Associates bring to the table, but sadly they'll probably not be seen in four years' time

FEBRUARY 25, 2015

Chris Gayle is alive and great

Whatever his persona and supposed attitude towards the game, Gayle has had a huge impact on cricket

FEBRUARY 24, 2015

India v Pakistan across the eras

The two sides' records against each other have had very little to do with their form against the other top teams

FEBRUARY 23, 2015

What's with all the talk about Pakistan's lack of heart?

It seems fashionable when they fail to blame it on an absence of passion; the real reasons are probably much more prosaic

FEBRUARY 22, 2015

'The New Zealand stadiums have nailed it'

The Beige Brigade dislike comparisons being made to the Australian "colosseums", discuss the best batting and bowling performances against New Zealand, and celebrate 200 episodes

FEBRUARY 21, 2015

For the love of 1992

We're forever nostalgic for the format of the fifth World Cup, but really it's all about how competitive World Cup games are

FEBRUARY 20, 2015

Tales of Greig and Lloyd

In the '70s, the two towering tourists managed to win the hearts of Indian fans with their charm and prowess

FEBRUARY 19, 2015

India need to be flexible with their bowling

Opening with a spinner and rotating the slower bowlers against specific teams could be a sensible ploy for an attack that is struggling for consistency

FEBRUARY 19, 2015

Let's talk about kit

Bats, artificial pitches, blingy bails - we've come a long way in terms of cricket equipment

FEBRUARY 16, 2015

The mystery of the non-existent run-outs

Why do fielders insist on throwing at the stumps when they know there's no chance of dismissing the batsman?

FEBRUARY 15, 2015

Pakistan lost it in the middle of both innings

Their spinners exerted no pressure on India, and their batsmen largely brought about their own downfall

FEBRUARY 15, 2015

Where have all the stylists gone?

You'll get powerful and innovative shots, spectacular fielding and express pace in this year's World Cup, but at the cost of artistry and mystery

FEBRUARY 12, 2015

The gloom of the West Indies fan on World Cup eve

The lead-up to the tournament is one of happy anticipation for most teams; not so for the one from the Caribbean

FEBRUARY 11, 2015

New Zealand's frustrating decline in women's cricket

Through the 1990s and 2000s, they were very competitive on the field and progressive off it, but lately they are lagging behind in both