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May 23, 2013: Apart from plenty of luck, you need to pick your team wisely, bat at the top and have your captain's support
May 15, 2013: Despite a small squad bereft of big names, Rajasthan Royals' captain has churned out win after win
May 3, 2013: As the game proceeds at breakneck speed around him, his ingenious use of resources often catches the eye
Apr 27, 2013: Mission impossible? Not quite
Apr 13, 2013: How does the KKR offspinner continue to bamboozle batsmen? Because he knows when to bowl what
Apr 10, 2013: Raman Lamba was a feisty strokeplayer, a stern mentor who brooked no passengers, and a hero to a generation of Indian cricketers
Apr 1, 2013: After years of travelling to Jaipur for a match or two, a player decides to take in the city and its surrounds properly
Mar 27, 2013: When cricket becomes a lottery because of the playing surface, it's not fair on the players or the viewers
Mar 23, 2013: India's coach has clearly not produced results, so how come he has got an extension?
Mar 13, 2013: There may be plenty of left-hand batsmen in the opposition, but it still doesn't make sense to leave your best bowler out of the side
Mar 7, 2013: They have had it stacked against them but props to them for evolving and keeping their art valid
Feb 28, 2013: How has South Africa's captain lasted so long with a technique that shouldn't work in Test cricket?
Feb 20, 2013: How do we assess talent? And why do we persevere with players who we believe have special skills even when they don't display them consistently enough?
Feb 11, 2013: The fast bowlers who form South Africa's attack are all right-armers, but each poses a different challenge to the batsman
Feb 4, 2013: And a tweak to the points system so that there are more outright wins
Jan 29, 2013: Plenty is spent in India on building stadiums that lie idle for months on end. How about building more grounds that are available to up-and-coming cricketers all year-round?
Indian domestic cricket
Jan 24, 2013: A few years ago, when I was still playing for Delhi, I saw a young Delhi batsman struggling against short-pitched deliveries in the nets
Jan 21, 2013: In the past Indian coaches have been appointed based on what they achieved in their playing careers; the current team cannot have one of those
Ranji Trophy, 2012-13
Jan 15, 2013: August 26, 2012 was a momentous day for Indian cricket - their Under-19 team had lifted the World Cup in Australia, beating the hosts in the final
Jan 14, 2013: Allowing a batsman to play a legitimate delivery without the fear of losing his wicket goes against the fundamentals of cricket
Alastair Cook needs an out-of-the-box plan that veers India from the set pieces. One of those plans could be an early Powerplay
Kohli, Root, Smith and Williamson will take turns as the No. 1 Test batsman. So far each has shown only one technical weakness
Glenn McGrath talks about the method behind his metronomic consistency, visualisation, and why aggression isn't about sledging
Plays of the Day from the second ODI between England and India, in Cardiff
Plays of the day from the third ODI between England and India at Trent Bridge
Graeme Pollock has been among the top three finest players his country ever produced; and not far off that pace in the world rankings either
The sequence of recent stuttering starts in ODIs, with the middle and lower orders picking up the pieces, does not bode well