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?

Cricket on the roof of Africa

Talking kit

Bats, artificial pitches, blingy bails - we've come a long way in terms of cricket equipment

ODI cricket

Cricket and semantic satiation

In his piece for the Guardian's Spin, Andy Bull analyses how Twenty20 cricket and rule changes have made traditional ODI strategies redundant, and remarks that mind-boggling batting feats have become so common, it's bewildering for fans

A cricket ball at Green Point at Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland

The absent cricket ball

A cricket ball at home would make daydreaming a little easier; its concrete, tangible presence would make intangible visions easier to construct

Rows of unfinished cricket bats outside a factory

From hockey sticks to whalebone

Bat-making as a craft has undergone revolutionary changes and then some since the days of Hambledon

Cuban cricket

Bat up, Cuba

Scyld Berry's column in the Telegraph explains how a charity has been supplying bats, stumps, helmets and more to fuel Cuba's passion for cricket