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OCTOBER 24, 2014

The bias of umpires

Understanding historical trends in decision-making might help you deal with the iffy calls you receive. Or maybe not
Bowler-captains hold the advantage when it comes to getting decisions in their favour © AFP
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OCTOBER 16, 2014

Where does Pietersen stand among cricket's villains?

For all his transgressions, he still can't compete with cricket's long list of rogues and rascals. Does the level of abuse he receives fit his crimes?
OCTOBER 15, 2014

West Indies have the talent to challenge the top teams

With the batting and bowling talent they have, West Indies can be competitive against India, South Africa, England and Australia
OCTOBER 10, 2014

A soft spot for the dibbly-dobbler

These apologetic, innocuous trundlers come in various shapes and sizes. But in the modern era, they are slowly turning into an extinct species
SEPTEMBER 25, 2014

Don't blame the bowlers for India's sorry record overseas

Batting collapses, even in friendly conditions, have been the chief cause
SEPTEMBER 20, 2014

The case against revoking ODI status

The ICC's decision to restrict the number of ODI teams deprives Associates of the ability to generate enough funds to survive, and to gain new fans
SEPTEMBER 18, 2014

The mathematician who loved cricket

GH Hardy loved watching cricket at Cambridge, and ranked mathematicians and physicists on the "Bradman class"
AUGUST 24, 2014

The joy of seeing a sledger receive his comeuppance

It's deeply satisfying to see a known potty mouth, especially one who has wound up your team, be defeated on the field - though it doesn't always work out that way
AUGUST 05, 2014

Celebrating 3500 ODIs

An analysis of one-day internationals, breaking up the 3500 games played so far into five sets of 700 each
AUGUST 01, 2014

How exactly does one 'lead by example'?

A captain needs to do enough as an individual to retain respect and control, but exceptional performances may not result in even greater influence
JULY 27, 2014

The geometry of captaincy

Maybe leadership in cricket is not so much about the art of captaincy as about the real-time computing of information
JULY 18, 2014

Revisiting the glorious summer of 2000

If England need a template for this transitional phase, they can turn the clock back to the series against West Indies at the turn of the century
JULY 17, 2014

Let's hear it for cricket's capriciousness

The game's idiosyncrasies can lead to plenty of talking points, but they also add thrill to the outcome
JUNE 29, 2014

Why so passive, England?

England have become a reactive batting side, content to respond to given field settings than to manipulate them
JUNE 15, 2014

Vishy or Sunny? Venky or Pras?

What sort of interminable arguments have you had with your friends and relatives about cricketers?
JUNE 08, 2014

Caribbean second comings

The return of Jerome Taylor, Sulieman Benn and Dwayne Bravo to the West Indies Test squad shows that no door is truly closed when it comes to sports
MAY 26, 2014

The boys of endless summer

All grace, good looks and charisma, Farokh Engineer, Salim Durani and ML Jaisimha epitomised the charms of a bygone age
MAY 12, 2014

The truth about Australia's exciting brand of cricket

Why does the type of cricket Darren Lehmann wants to play suddenly seem very important to England?
MAY 11, 2014

Why can't broadcasters clean up Indian cricket?

It's in sports television's long-term interest to ensure that the game is run well and free of scandal
APRIL 10, 2014

Test-match moments I won't forget

The scorecards of these three Tests reveal fairly one-sided games, but that wasn't the case if you had been there
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