APRIL 04, 2014

The future of close finishes in limited overs

Will last-over chases continue to have the capacity for drama?
As long as teams have batsmen of limited abilities in their lower orders, limited-overs chases will retain a pleasurable uncertainty © Getty Images
MARCH 21, 2014

The Tendulkar-Brearley conundrum

The stereotype of the hero-worshipping Indian fan ignores evidence that seemingly skewed fandom is also present in supposedly more rational settings
MARCH 06, 2014

Time for a Bengali reunion

The BCCI has missed a golden opportunity by not organising a Test between India and Bangladesh in Kolkata
FEBRUARY 20, 2014

Sandeep Patil: the Bombay Hammer

He only played international cricket for about half a decade, but his brutal, attacking style left its mark on the game in India
FEBRUARY 07, 2014

Rebel with a cause

Pietersen has always been an outsider of sorts and the fringe artist was best on display when he was taking on some establishment or the other
JANUARY 31, 2014

Cricket always needs an underclass

History shows us that those who rule the game seem to occupy a centre they cannot bear to share with those at the margins
JANUARY 26, 2014

The art of the chase

Over the years, Pakistan have time and again shown they possess the cricketing oomph to hunt down a fourth-innings target
JANUARY 18, 2014

Sportsmen don't do it alone

Like with most achievers, their work is collaborative in a sense, borrowing from the efforts of others
JANUARY 09, 2014

Why send-offs are ludicrous

Why do some bowlers feel the need to jeer the dismissed batsman as he walks off?
JANUARY 03, 2014

What's luck got to do with being caught down leg?

To ascribe a dismissal resulting from a catch down leg side to bad luck is to confuse the workings of fortune with a poorly executed shot
DECEMBER 26, 2013

When an editor ate his words

India's World Cup victory in 1983 prompted some unforgettable banter between their manager and a magazine editor
DECEMBER 18, 2013

Staying up to watch

An all-nighter for cricket is not unknown to most serious fans, and sometimes they can be flaunted as badges of honour
DECEMBER 11, 2013

Test cricket, a companion to our lives

The format's leisurely pace allows you to monitor the proceedings while going about your daily routine
DECEMBER 06, 2013

Tendulkar, an expat's solace

Just when an Indian who moved to the US felt his connection with cricket grow weaker, a 16-year-old batting prodigy made everything all right
OCTOBER 30, 2013

Cricket teams are workplaces too

Close friendships with everyone on a team are never likely, no matter what the fans may think. More so in a top-flight team
OCTOBER 26, 2013

Cricket players or comrades in arms?

Can we imagine players to be just wage workers who, like the rest of us, have day-to-day issues with their colleagues and employers?
OCTOBER 16, 2013

Tendulkar: not a players' player

Perhaps fighting the BCCI is a losing battle but if there was one player who could have thrown sand in the wheels of their juggernaut, it was Tendulkar
OCTOBER 10, 2013

A day at Adelaide Oval

Australia v South Africa was so enticing that one spectator played hooky to be at the first day of the 2001 Test
OCTOBER 02, 2013

Two friends, lost in a maze

Thousands of Indian cricketers aspire to play for their college. Many promising ones slip through the cracks
SEPTEMBER 26, 2013

The hook: cricket's bravest shot

Other strokes may be more elegant, but there's nothing to quite match the elemental thrill of the hook