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

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West Indies cricket

Lara's outback adventures

In an interview with Andrew Webster of the Sydney Morning Herald, Brian Lara recalls his earliest memories of cricket and the aggressive on-field encounters he had with the Australian side

Pakistan cricket

Explaining Pakistan cricket

Pakistan's unpredictability is renowned. They scale unbelievable highs and slump to inexplicable lows. Andy Bull still loves them though and he says why in the Guardian

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