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IPL 2009 Day One

Cricinfo's editor Sambit Bal and associate editor Dileep Premachandran preview the second season of the IPL as it gets underway in South Africa.

English cricket

Redemption song

Stephen Brenkley, in the Independent on Sunday , reveals how county cricket has offered solace to Marcus Trecothick and Steve Harmison after both endured tough times after the highs of the 2005 Ashes triumph.

Australia in India 2008-09

Relief for India

Andrew Symonds’ absence from the Australia touring party leaves it shorn of a forceful cricketer and character, writes Peter Roebuck in the Hindu

Zimbabwe cricket

A Zimbabwean who played for South Africa

Enock Muchinjo of the Zimbabwe Independent catches up with Jackie Du Preez, who was one of the few Zimbabweans of his generation to play Test cricket, when he turned out for South Africa in 1967

Cricket in China has a long way to go

Michael Atherton thinks IS Bindra, the ICC's principal advisor, will have a tough task promoting cricket in China, which is one of his responsibilities

Indian cricket

Hoping for that one chance

The Indian Express ' Devendra Pandey catches up with Amit Mishra, the legspinner who is trying to gain an entry into India's Test side.

English cricket

The England one-day side has arrived

England have taken an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series against South Africa, which has convinced Paul Weaver that they are now a side to be reckoned with

South Africa in England 2008

When not to Skype your wife

Neil Manthorp, in his column in SuperCricket , recalls a humorous anecdote involving Michael Atherton, the former England captain and the Times' chief cricket correspondent, during the South Africa Test series.

Indian cricket

Nearing the end of an era

Amit Varma, in his column on NDTV.com , says the downhill curve has set in on the careers of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman and Anil Kumble