Wriddhiman Saha avoids a bouncer

The helmet effect

Has protective gear resulted in inferior techniques when facing short-pitched bowling, resulting in more batsmen getting hit these days?

Michael Carberry reflects on his poor error

The pain of the discarded England opener

Facing the new ball acts like a can-opener on a candidate's game and his psyche. Also, failure in the role is harder to deal with than for other players

AB de Villiers carves it through the off side

IPL 2015

Even AB wasn't impressed by AB

Writing for Firstpost, Tariq Engineer explores the inevitability of AB de Villiers' 133 off 59 balls, and explains why he felt a little cold after watching the batsman's knock

Bill Ricquier

Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels struck 21 fours and 19 sixes between them

World Cup 2015

The lonely batsman

Cricket may be a team game but batting is an individual process. Every man will be on his own

A kid watches the tour game from the sidelines

Helmets alone offer no guarantees

In the light of Phillip Hughes' tragic accident, it's time to acknowledge that no protection is foolproof and cricket can never eliminate risk completely

Glenn Maxwell shapes to play the reverse sweep

Embracing Maxwell's unpredictability

Fans pop a vein when his ludicrous tactics fail, shrug when he succeeds. Either way, cricket's first bona fide troll is not about to change

India in England 2014

Sledging, a blight on cricket - Boycott

Geoffrey Boycott, in his column for the Telegraph, believes dominating the opposition can happen without resorting to offensive behavior

Indian cricket

The Praveen Kumar guide to bowling in England

Praveen Kumar explains to Sandeep Dwivedi of the Indian Express how India's seamers should concentrate on having specific plans and not bank on conditions always being bowler-friendly

Ricky Ponting plays a pull shot during his innings of 104

Ponting's pull

The former Australia captain's recent dissection of his meat-and-potatoes shot made for fascinating viewing