Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan is a writer based in the USA

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


How do you pick the greatest of all time?

There aren't any straightforward answers when it comes to comparing players across eras, but in this particular instance, there was near unanimity

The Kolkata crowd cheers

Cover story

Wonder cricket

The one-dayer as a form has moved along lickety-split - thanks to the genius of players like Lloyd, Garner, Dean Jones, Jayasuriya, Saqlain and Miandad

A sand sculptor stands by a rendition of the World Cup trophy


The one that matters

World Cup memories are special. What do you remember of cricket's biggest tournament?  

Kevin Pietersen talks on the phone


Listen to KP

But at your own peril. The inflection and delivery are spot on, the perspective maddening

The England players wait for a review against David Warner


Gently down the stream

The Oxford has over a dozen entries for drift. It could have been invented for cricket

A man carries beer back to his seat


The silken and the subtle

One of the greatest batsmen of our age stars in this issue. And one of the finest bowlers of a time gone by

K Sankara Rao

The wizard Elz

Twenty-two years ago an Australian computer programmer pioneered online text commentary for cricket matches

MS Dhoni watches the winning hit clear the rope

India v Sri Lanka, tri-series final, Port-of-Spain

Dhoni keeps his end-over promise

His greatest contribution may be turning fans inured to close defeats and panicky collapses into a set that refuses to believe a game is lost as long as he stays in