Bill Ricquier

Alastair Cook and Ian Bell face different pressures in the third Test


Margin call

Can a cricket team "bounce back" from a defeat by a margin of 405 runs? Logic and history suggest not

Adam Lyth soaks up the support of his home crowd

England cricket

England's opening merry-go-round

In the absence of a world-class candidate among the pool of openers, the England selectors should give a long rope to whoever is chosen

Danyal Rasool

Trent Boult exults after dismissing Cheteshwar Pujara


Trent bucks the trend

Trent Boult has shown, without doubt, that there are other ways of silencing batsmen than launching streams of invective towards them

Dinesh Gopalakrishnan

Debutant Mustafizur Rahman gets some appreciation from his captain


Thank you, Mustafizur

What he has managed to do is create an aura, albeit momentarily, that the hardworking, less-rewarded and unfairly disregarded participant in the game, the bowler, can also be the boss at times

Rajan Thambehalli

Cricket Switzerland has embraced pink balls


Not red, not white

The cricketing landscape has changed in Switzerland with the introduction of pink balls from the 2015 season

Ayelet Haimson Lushkov

England cricket

Streaky Bacon

Unlike the usual lean, mean and salty back bacon, streaky bacon is more entertaining, sometimes disappointing but difficult to give up, much like Stuart Broad

Bill Ricquier

BJ Watling walks off having made 120


Kept in reserve

The job of reserve wicketkeeper has often been a frustrating one on tour

Arthur Newman

Moeen Ali picked up two wickets in three balls

England cricket

Moeen Ali is a bona fide Test bowler

Although Moeen Ali is not perceived as a frontline spinner, his wicket-taking propensity coupled with his batting ability could make him one of England's best Test allrounders

Ninad Sakhadev

Pravin Tambe finished with 2 for 21 from four overs

IPL 2015

Pravin Tambe - my IPL hero

Is cricket all about records and glory or is it about the dream of being given a chance to be the best one can be?