Noel Kalicharan

Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo celebrate the victory

Bravo, Pollard numbers don't add up

Although there has been a lot of criticism against Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard's omissions from the West Indies' ODI squad for South Africa and later the World Cup, their recent statistics indicate the axe might be justified

England cricket

Will ECB take control of the Pietersen mess?

Ted Corbett, in his blog, asks if the England Cricket Board would provide a swift solution to the feuds that have begun in the wake of Kevin Pietersen's autobiography

England cricket

KP for England captain?

Ted Corbett, in the Hindu, wants Kevin Pietersen to be back playing cricket for England and offers examples of previous comebacks from improbable circumstances

Shane Watson is helped in a stretching exercise

Modern injury-prevention techniques are not working

It might be time to go back to more traditional methods of preparation: long periods of batting and bowling in place of hours spent in the gym, in ice baths, and on the massage table

Kevin Pietersen and Geoffrey Boycott have a laugh during the post-match presentation

Of Boycott, KP, and the ECB's alienation

The two are unalike as batsmen, but they share a tendency to speak plainly, have complex, sensitive personalities, and have found themselves made scapegoats at times

Roger Sawh

Kevin Pietersen and Jonathan Trott steadied England with a solid third-wicket stand


Cricket's transnational era is upon us

Should cricket be proactive and embrace player movement between countries, acknowledging the way in which the world is morphing and the influence of globalisation on all professions?

But what does the coach do?

There are differing opinions on what a coach's job is in a sporting team. In cricket the lines of authority and accountability are more blurred than elsewhere

The Shane Watson gamble

His Test stats are a puny return for all of his brawn but Australia's new coach seems to have more faith in him than most