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NOVEMBER 25, 2014

Rohit's innings a symbol of ODI batting's changing mindset

The recent trend of massive individual scores in ODIs owes to batsmen realising they can get a lot more out of each ball
An innings like Rohit Sharma's 264 is possible is because he has the license to bat in a way that Sachin Tendulkar's generation never had © BCCI
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NOVEMBER 11, 2014

Does the follow-on work in its current form?

A team with a lead of any size should have the option of enforcing the follow-on in the third innings of a Test, boosting their chance of taking 20 wickets
OCTOBER 27, 2014

A comparison of the Fletcher and Flower eras

Though both coaches had more wins than losses, Fletcher's team competed better against top-quality opposition and were more dominant at home
OCTOBER 12, 2014

The visceral beauty of fandom

It is the fans' money and attention, and the players' skills and efforts that are indispensable to sport. Investors and broadcasters merely market the show
SEPTEMBER 21, 2014

A method to rate the dominance of Test teams

Taking into account margin of victory and draws, while eliminating arbitrary decay in setting cut-off limits
SEPTEMBER 12, 2014

What the Indian calendar is doing to its bowlers

R Ashwin and Ishant Sharma's lack of first-class experience and consequent decline in skills speak volumes about the BCCI's skewed priorities
AUGUST 28, 2014

What cricket can learn from baseball's review system

In baseball, technology is used to help experts, not to second-guess them
AUGUST 16, 2014

Are slow over-rates really a problem?

Time should be considered wasted only when a bowling side tries to slow the game down for its own benefit
AUGUST 02, 2014

India's bowling weakness outside the subcontinent

Without good-quality third and fourth bowlers, India will continue to struggle outside the subcontinent despite their talented batting line-up
JULY 19, 2014

The decline of the specialist attacking bowler

Why do teams pick a fourth bowler who is practically incapable of taking five wickets in a Test innings simply because he can score a fighting 40?
JULY 06, 2014

Time to enforce Law 24

If umpires are allowed to judge every delivery on its merits, the problem of throwing can be solved
JUNE 22, 2014

Match-by-match analysis of control data

How much would individual batsmen score if they batted all 20 overs by themselves, and how frequently would they be in control?
JUNE 10, 2014

Mining control statistics

What can data based on the control batsmen have over their shots tell you about innings and results?
MAY 29, 2014

The calculus of the batting average

The batting average is a misleading indicator. How about a scale that is more representative of batting performance?
MAY 14, 2014

The time and space of T20 cricket

Insisting that T20 is simply ODI cricket minus the boring middle overs is disingenuous
APRIL 29, 2014

Are T20s more exciting than ODIs?

There may be more last-over finishes but weak teams win T20 games more often than they do ODIs
APRIL 16, 2014

A measure for batting and bowling effectiveness in T20

Strike rates and economy rates do not quite tell the whole story. Introducing a new, two-dimensional method of assessing players in T20
APRIL 10, 2014

The problem with low catches

The cricket cognoscenti is largely eager to give the fielder the benefit of the doubt when a catch is referred. This should not be the case
MARCH 24, 2014

Why T20 is a disfigured caricature of cricket

Scaling the contest down to 20 overs without changing the rules only leads to a grotesque imbalance between bat and ball
MARCH 16, 2014

What can speed guns tell us?

They may provide objective information about the pace of the bowling, but the complete picture is provided by also considering the way batsmen respond to pace
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