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NOVEMBER 26, 2014

The English resistance to attacking batsmanship

It has taken the country ages to get over its obsession with defensive batting and appreciate that the ball is there to be smashed

NOVEMBER 25, 2014

Rohit's innings a symbol of ODI batting's changing mindset

The recent trend of massive individual scores in ODIs owes to batsmen realising they can get a lot more out of each ball

NOVEMBER 24, 2014

How much can you love a franchise?

Yes, money is important, and so is the quality of the contest, but there's also something to be said for soul, and meaning

NOVEMBER 23, 2014

The multifaceted Mr Ravi Shastri

We might know him better as a commentator, but in his day he was a fine spinner and, when called on, a gritty opener

NOVEMBER 22, 2014

Is Sarfraz Ahmed Pakistan's best wicketkeeper-batsman ever?

He may only be 12 Tests old, but his stats so far and the calm assurance he showed in Dubai mark him as one to watch

NOVEMBER 22, 2014

The tale of a win that didn't come to be

Delhi were expected to coast to the Irani Cup title in 1982. Then came an outrageous chase of 421 runs

NOVEMBER 21, 2014

Viva indoor cricket

It's one way to keep in touch with the game in the long, dark English winters

NOVEMBER 20, 2014

Fix the West Indies problem once and for all

Enough has been said about West Indies' countless player-board sagas. Just find a solution already

BYC
NOVEMBER 19, 2014

New 'dark horses' Zealand

The boys mull over a PR conspiracy, Rohit Sharma's mind-boggling double-ton, Chris Cairns, Mark Priest from Greymouth, and the good and bad of cricketing blokes

NOVEMBER 17, 2014

An irreverent look at cricket numbers

A 100 random numbers that tell stories - loads of fun in store. Plus, another Bradman surprise

NOVEMBER 15, 2014

Home advantage: everyone's property

In years past, the term was something of a pejorative; not so much these days, when just about every side seems to enjoy it

NOVEMBER 13, 2014

Embracing Maxwell's unpredictability

Fans pop a vein when his ludicrous tactics fail, shrug when he succeeds. Either way, cricket's first bona fide troll is not about to change

NOVEMBER 13, 2014

Pakistan's favourite whipping boys

Even when they were at their worst, Pakistan had no trouble beating New Zealand

NOVEMBER 12, 2014

The cons of miking up players

Getting players to commentate on their strategies from the field could invite mischief and corruption

NOVEMBER 08, 2014

In praise of those who don't set the pulse racing

Pakistan cricket has largely been about celebrating the winners, the mercurial, the flamboyant, but its current success has been built on players who are largely the opposite