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MARCH 30, 2015

Fifty-over cricket, I was wrong

This World Cup gave us driven, vibrant, electric ODI cricket, played at the limit of current ability, and it was magnificent

MARCH 27, 2015

When defeats haunt

The losing team has much to ponder over the what-could-have-beens in close matches; in a one-sided game, the past is put to rest quickly

MARCH 26, 2015

Why ball-tracking can't be trusted

In the absence of information on how the technology works, it's hard for some of us to shake doubts about why what we're seeing with our eyes differs significantly from the reading of a computer

MARCH 25, 2015

In defence of the stylist

It's something of a misconception that elegant batsmen like Rohit Sharma "throw" their wickets away

MARCH 22, 2015

Why does cricket need the Associates?

Because it gives more young people the chance to enjoy a sport, and society is better for the existence of sport

MARCH 21, 2015

Did Pakistan fail?

Given the circumstances, they did the opposite in the World Cup, bringing fervour back to their fan base

MARCH 19, 2015

When being an India fan doesn't mean being filled with despair

Three painful partnerships, but only one has a happy ending

MARCH 18, 2015

Left? Right? Both

In the run-up to the UK general election, two teams picked from either side of the political divide

MARCH 17, 2015

The wicket I took on a Test ground

It only changed a nine-wicket defeat into an eight-wicket one but the memory will live forever

BYC
MARCH 16, 2015

Flying with Baz, Ronchi and Elliott

The Beige Brigade discuss McCullum's frailties against spin, the road to Melbourne, and remember classic catches

MARCH 16, 2015

Misbah in the context of Pakistan's lifesavers

Like medics who go beyond the call of duty in trying circumstances, Pakistan's captain inspires his side to victories while dealing with less-than-ideal situations

MARCH 14, 2015

The first batting World Cup

A look at how the scoring rates have seen a significant increase in this World Cup

MARCH 12, 2015

Data-obsessed England need reality check

They are lagging behind in ODIs because their habit of taking refuge in stats to explain defeat has lost its relevance

MARCH 12, 2015

When Willis batted and Boycs bowled

In a closely fought World Cup game against Pakistan in 1979, two of England's star players did a Freaky Friday to take their side to victory

MARCH 11, 2015

Why cricket needs greater context

The points earned from one-day series should count towards qualification for the next World Cup, so the game's new fans stay engaged

MARCH 08, 2015

All hail Mad Max

Aravinda de Silva's steely resolve at the crease, as demonstrated in the 1996 World Cup final, coupled with his vintage strokeplay made him the first true Sri Lankan great