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JULY 10, 2014

The value of a cricketer's brand

Andrew Strauss will recover from the indiscreet remark he made about Kevin Pietersen, but his image won't be entirely as it was

JULY 08, 2014

The Victorian-pitch blues

Occasionally these days, at the lower levels, we're brought face to face with the kind of cricket conditions our ancestors lived with

JULY 08, 2014

'Our goal is for West Indies to be in the top three'

Curtly Ambrose talks about the interest generated by the Caribbean Premier League, his love for basketball, and bowling with Walsh

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

JULY 06, 2014

Time to enforce Law 24

If umpires are allowed to judge every delivery on its merits, the problem of throwing can be solved

JULY 05, 2014

Commentary boxes need succession plans too

Channel Nine should work to maintain the standards that its best broadcasters - Benaud and Chappell - have set, rather than encourage a frat-house environment

JULY 04, 2014

An old-fashioned series

India's five-Test tour of England feels like a throwback to the 1950s, down to the weak touring squad

JULY 03, 2014

Sri Lanka's triumph of attitude

They won in England by playing tough, bloody-minded cricket, refusing to take a backward step, on or off the pitch

JULY 02, 2014

McCullum's triumph and Vincent's shame

For New Zealand's cricketers - and cricket fans - it seems the highs are destined to never last long

BYC
JUNE 30, 2014

'Oh good, Kane's there'

Off White Thunder returns to the fray. We crystal-ball the West Indies Test series. The News or Ruse is surprisingly sophisticated. Kev introduces his 1992 World Cup Cricket Trivia Challenge. And Cricket Violence Corner is in leafy middle America.

JUNE 30, 2014

Cricket as a metaphor for life

Perhaps in no other game does the adage of playing the hand you're dealt apply as much as it does in cricket

JUNE 29, 2014

Why so passive, England?

England have become a reactive batting side, content to respond to given field settings than to manipulate them

JUNE 28, 2014

Consistency of Test batsmen - Part 2

A new tool to analyse which batsmen have been the most consistent in Test cricket

JUNE 27, 2014

Headingley's challenge to get the crowds back

The ticket prices were reduced and there was the chance to watch home-grown players in the Test side. What more can Yorkshire do to woo spectators for five-day cricket?

JUNE 26, 2014

Let's hear it for the unorthodox

Spinners who can't be bracketed into one style flourish today in cricket, while they struggled to make it big in the past

JUNE 25, 2014

Sport's what you make of it

The beauty of sport is that it can take on a variety of meanings, depending on where you stand