The Surfer

The best of the web on your desktop

The new hero: Mustafizur Rahman is hoisted by his team-mates

Bangladesh cricket

Bangladesh's difficult love

Writing in The Indian Express, Daksh Panwar meets journalists and former cricketers in Bangladesh to chart the national team's difficult rise and try and understand what cricket means to the country

Where did it go wrong? Kumar Sangakkara makes the long walk back

Sri Lanka cricket

Sangakkara, Sri Lanka's Paul McCartney

Kumar Sangakkara with his stockpile of achievements isn't as graceful and delectable to watch as others find him, writes Osman Samiuddin

ESPNcricinfo staff

Alastair Cook, Michael Clarke and the Ashes urn

The Investec Ashes 2015

How the Ashes shapes a fan's life

As the countdown to the Ashes continues, Emma John, writing a blog for the Guardian, looks at how the history of the contest shapes the lives of those who follow it and now it is a series that is able to survive everything thrown at it

Mumbai Indians celebrate with the IPL 2015 trophy

India cricket

Why not separate the BCCI and the IPL?

Writing for the Times of India, Ashok Malik suggests the detachment of the BCCI from the IPL. Malik proposes disbanding the "BCCI's cosy ecosystem of certain politicians, bureaucrats, businessmen and the occasional busybody editor" and making the IPL a se

ESPNcricinfo staff

Younis Khan drills the ball through the off side

Pakistan cricket

Younis Khan's crusade against odds

Rashid Latif, writing in the Dawn, gives a detailed account of the journey of Younis Khan, who turned from a young boy to the fifth Pakistan player to feature in 100 Tests

ESPNcricinfo staff

Younis Khan drives the ball

Pakistan cricket

The ghost who bats

Jarrod Kimber writes in the Dawn about how Younis Khan, playing his 100th Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo, has transcended polarisation, embraced tragedy, and been a 'champion in isolation'

ESPNcricinfo staff

England cricket

Cameron and the community cricket question

In his column for The Guardian, Andy Bull writes about how David Cameron's government has done little more than pay lip service to safeguarding community sport in the UK

ESPNcricinfo staff

Chris Lewis in Antigua

England cricket

'I must have shut down half my brain'

With a prison sentence behind him, former England allrounder Chris Lewis tells the BBC he is keen for a fresh start and hopes to work with youngsters in communities in the future

ESPNcricinfo staff

N Srinivasan and Sundar Raman arrive for an ACC meeting

India cricket

IPL = Alibaba and the Forty Thieves?

Former India allrounder Kirti Azad questions the functioning of the IPL and BCCI in his piece for the DNA

ESPNcricinfo staff

Trent Boult struck with the final delivery of the day

New Zealand cricket

Boult shifts focus to laundry and vacuuming

Trent Boult could be facing a lengthy rehabilitation period, and will have time to carry out some household chores and catch up on his hobbies