Aakash Chopra

Former India opener @cricketaakash

Ravindra Jadeja sports a new hairdo

Why have Jadeja and Axar gone off the boil?

Both left-arm spinners have fallen into a rut, and it comes down to subtle technical changes made wittingly or otherwise to their bowling

M Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan step on to the field

Dhawan or Rahul?

It's not an easy choice for India as they go into a long home season

Harbhajan Singh is relieved after striking in his 24th over

Will we see the Harbhajan of old?

India's leading offspinner of the 2000s fell away because of his tendency to overuse the doosra. Can he make enough of an impact in Bangladesh?

Dale Steyn conceded 64 runs in his nine overs

Rule changes ODIs could use

The World Cup has breathed life into the format, but we still need to give bowlers more of a say and make the middle overs more watchable

Brendon McCullum lashes one through the off side

How aggression pays off for McCullum

As a batsman, he's bent on taking the fight to the opposition, and it's much the same with his captaincy

Mitchell Starc celebrates a wicket

Why it pays to be a left-arm quick

They create awkward angles for right-hand batsmen and can use the threat of the incoming delivery, which help keep the batsmen quiet

Mohammad Naveed celebrates the wicket of Haris Sohail

Why a ten-team World Cup is right

The sport's top event must be a high-quality affair. It's up to us to ensure that Associates get a fair chance at making the cut for it

AB de Villiers scored 55 runs off his last 13 deliveries

What makes AB tick

His still head and ability to maintain a low centre of gravity help him to pull off the shots he does

Hashim Amla drives down the ground

The art of Amla

His amazing bat speed helps make up for a minor technical quirk