S Rajesh

Dinesh Karthik celebrates Sanju Samson's dismissal

The bat-first advantage in IPL 2015

Teams batting first have a 31-23 win-loss record in IPL 2015; last year, they won only 22 games and lost 37

Tim Southee and Trent Boult took eight wickets between them

New Zealand in England 2015

Battle of the new-ball attacks

Stats preview for the Test series between England and New Zealand

Gautam Gambhir walks back after being dismissed for 1

IPL 2015

Four teams, nine combinations

ESPNcricinfo takes a look at the possible top-four teams in IPL 2015

Ravi Bopara is congratulated on striking after the rain break


The D/L method has undergone another modification and has a new name as well, but there remain areas where its results are iffy

The ICC Test Championship Mace on display

ICC Rankings

Understanding the ICC rankings system

A layman's guide to how the ICC rankings work, how the points are awarded, and how a team can earn bonus points

Jonathan Trott was preferred to Adam Lyth as opener

England's gem at No. 3

Jonathan Trott struggled in his last couple of series', but through large parts of his career he was superb for England at one-down

A statue of Viv Richards outside the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua


When the best is not the greatest

A new book brings science to bear on the cricket ratings game - and largely succeeds

Tamim Iqbal flicks one onto the leg side

Bangladesh's coming of age?

Bangladesh won each of their three games against Pakistan by comfortable margins, and their batsmen had a huge role to play in that

Brendon McCullum ramps the ball for six

The McCullum mystery in the IPL

Brendon McCullum has started the 2015 IPL in fine style, but his numbers in the previous seven seasons aren't consistent with his obvious attacking skills and talent