Kartikeya Date

A cricketing view

AB de Villiers scored 55 runs off his last 13 deliveries

The bat-first advantage in the Powerplay era

The batting Powerplay might be history, but it's worth reviewing how those restrictions loaded the odds in favour of batsmen batting late in the first innings of ODIs

Muttiah Muralitharan gets a standing ovation from the Indian team as he goes to collect his medal

How to make a 14-team World Cup fairer

Replace knockouts with Qualifiers and Eliminators and change the points system to one that takes into account the margin of victory

Waqar Younis and Sourav Ganguly shake hands

India v Pakistan across the eras

The two sides' records against each other have had very little to do with their form against the other top teams

Brad Haddin ducks a Mohammed Shami bouncer

In defence of the bouncer

The delivery is essential to the game, but we need to guard against its abuse