Andy Zaltzman

APRIL 29, 2014

The origins of sledging unearthed

A masterly quiz that tells you just why military medium is called what it is, and offers alternative names for IPL franchises
"I repeat: I need you to play that funky music, white boy" © Getty Images
APRIL 08, 2014

Malinga's secret ingredient, the meaning of life, and why the rain stopped

All the burning questions from the World T20, accorded the respect they deserve
APRIL 01, 2014

England's anti-aplomb, and New Zealand's touching tribute

One brought life to a dead rubber, the other gave a lesson in how not to play spin
MARCH 25, 2014

A Molotov cocktail of brilliance and bloopers

In other words, the World T20 in all its glory
MARCH 18, 2014

Who will win a fight between cricket and an elephant?

This and other imponderables answered in this special World T20-themed q&a
MARCH 11, 2014

The All-time Greatest Ancient Debutants XI

A team comprised of competent old codgers, a rant about time-wasting, a Newlands post-mortem - go on, you know you've been waiting for this
MARCH 04, 2014

Graeme Smith: Frankenstein's Kirsten

His technique would make a spider on skates look elegant, but how dangerous was he when it came to high-pressure chases?
FEBRUARY 28, 2014

The cuddly-bear mystery and other stories

Whatever was Dale Steyn referring to when he spoke of those beasts? All will be revealed here
FEBRUARY 18, 2014

Mitchell mayhem, and a Wellington Vesuvius

A refreshing dip in the numerical magma chamber of the second New Zealand-India Test, and more
FEBRUARY 11, 2014

You can't sack 42% of a player

Which is why England had to fire Kevin Pietersen completely. And renounce his reintegration to the side in 2012
FEBRUARY 04, 2014

A sneak peek at England's new backroom staff

Starring Srini, Miley, Ban Ki, Andy Z and a number of other superstars
JANUARY 28, 2014

Cricket fans don't pay to watch administrators

And they don't care about the worm that is politics. What they care about is the sport and the collective good
JANUARY 21, 2014

Sri Lanka's epic anti-pressurisation of batsmen

When you give away more singles than dot balls, it clearly means you're using an umbrella made of bread
JANUARY 14, 2014

A golden age of cricketing travel sickness

In which we explore the magical world of whitewashes and why teams seem to be so rubbish at touring these days
JANUARY 07, 2014

How would a treacle-smeared poodle bat?

Or: an investigation into England's remorselessly bar-lowering performance in Sydney
DECEMBER 31, 2013

A statistical breakdown of England's breakdown

What do you do when your side has been on the wrong end of a leathering? You seek solace in the numbers is what
DECEMBER 25, 2013

Cook's Christmas wishlist

Is there any silver lining in the 3-0 loss? Likely not, but a valiant attempt will be made nevertheless
DECEMBER 18, 2013

Oh dear, England

Is there any silver lining in the 3-0 loss? Likely not, but a valiant attempt will be made nevertheless
DECEMBER 12, 2013

WACA, England's blackhole

England need to cross a statistical hurdle of stellar proportions if they are to win the third Ashes Test
DECEMBER 10, 2013

Michael Clarke's reverse polarity and other mysteries

Also, conclusive proof that Alan Mulally was the equal of Don Bradman as a batsman