Dinesh Gopalakrishnan

Debutant Mustafizur Rahman gets some appreciation from his captain

INBOX

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

INBOX

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

INBOX

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?

Zeeshan Mahmud

Neville Cardus makes a speech at the Cricket Writers' Club dinner for the touring West Indies side

Memories from a bookshelf

A match of the one-armed v the one-legged, the bail that flew 211 yards, and other tales

Vineet Jindal

Sports, luck and Dhoni

What is the difference between a Twenty20, a fifty-over match and a five-day Test? Does randomness play a role?