Debutant Andrew Strauss gets his Test cap from Michael Vaughan

That England, this England

A fan watches England take on New Zealand from the Edrich Upper Stand at Lord's 11 summers apart, and can't help drawing parallels - but back then, England were on a roll

Surrey members watch from the pavilion

How long will they keep turning up?

The hardy, seasoned supporters of the county game still show up, but something like the latest KP episode might leave the younger generation of fans disillusioned

Indian fans bear the sun as they cheer their team

Beware the ire of the Indian armchair fan

Is it likely that the higher the level at which one has played the game, the calmer and more balanced one is likely to be in reacting to its fluctuating fortunes?

Hamza Khan

Wahab Riaz tries to get on Shane Watson's nerves

Pakistan news

Wahab Riaz: pace is pace yaar

Have you ever had the experience of watching a Pakistan fast bowler attempt to defend a slim total?

ESPNcricinfo staff

Word Cup 2015

London to Melbourne...for the weekend

To support his team during the World Cup final, a New Zealand fan has decided to embark on a journey so long in terms of distance, yet so short in terms of time, that it will surely inspire a whole new generation of cricket followers

Uzair Rizvi

Take off: Shahid Afridi stretches while fielding

Pakistan cricket

Boom Boom Afridi: one of a kind

Shahid Afridi entertained us with his unique brand of cricket and surely left a lasting impression on the game. He was cricket's greatest entertainer. Boom Boom is irreplaceable

Trent Boult is mobbed after bowling Mitchell Marsh for a duck

Why cricket needs greater context

The points earned from one-day series should count towards qualification for the next World Cup, so the game's new fans stay engaged