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Joe Yates

Ben Stokes after scrambling back to make his crease

The spirit's in the laws

Why was the appeal for obstructing the field against Ben Stokes considered to be against the 'spirit of the game' when the laws permit it?

Zaheer Abbas talks on the phone as he walks towards the team bus at The Oval

In praise of Zed

The elegant former Pakistan great is a good fit for the role of ICC president

Mustafizur cutter ad portrait

India in Bangladesh 2015

Ad wars: Cutting-edge technology

A satirical promotion of an industrial cutter featuring Mustafizur Rahman is the latest to stir some trouble

ESPNcricinfo staff

N Srinivasan and Sundar Raman arrive for an ACC meeting

India cricket

IPL = Alibaba and the Forty Thieves?

Former India allrounder Kirti Azad questions the functioning of the IPL and BCCI in his piece for the DNA

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

World Cup 2015: Australia

Mind your tongue, Australia

Australia might have re-asserted their dominance by winning their World Cup, but their boorish behaviour left a sour taste says Greg Baum in the Sydney Morning Herald

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

India captain Virat Kohli addresses guests during the team's visit to Kirribilli House

Memo to Virat Kohli

India's new captain needs to realise talking is sweet but winning sweeter

Indian cricket

Indian cricket on a downward spiral

Shiv Visvanathan, in Deccan Chronicle, explains how the troubles Indian cricket faces in recent times and the silence of reputed voices has left him jaded