Sharda Ugra

Senior editor at ESPNcricinfo

Girls from the HPCA Women's Academy play a game

This one's for the girls

The HPCA academy in Dharamsala, India's first residential facility for women players, is setting a fine example for the rest of the country's cricket associations to follow

Top BCCI officials with Haroon Lorgat and Mustafa Kamal at the IPL final

Indian cricket

The BCCI tries to change its spots

The new administration, led by Jagmohan Dalmiya and Anurag Thakur, is attempting to mend the image of the board by changing the way it operates in various regards

Cover of <i>Third Man: Recollections From a Life in Cricket</i>

Third Man: Recollections From a Life in Cricket

First-class tales

V Ramnarayan's cricket memoir unearths anecdotal gems from a bygone era, with the story of his short yet eventful domestic career forming the backbone

A boy sits on top of a crumbling structure and watches his classmates play cricket

Feature

The bat wallahs

In the agitated Kashmir Valley, cricketers need to tread the fine line between loyalty and ambition

Statue of All Black Michael Jones at Eden Park

Come fly with me

Our correspondent finds Hamilton's laid-back charm hard to resist, and summons up the courage to leap off the tallest building in the hemisphere

It's joy unbridled for Australia after Brendon McCullum's duck

Australia v New Zealand, World Cup 2015, final, Melbourne

Australia in a final: Men at work, business as usual

Something about a World Cup final brings out the A-game gene in the Australian team's DNA and their ruthless sense of purpose overrides conditions, weather, wickets and opposition

Mitchell Starc races away after bowling Brendon McCullum

Australia v New Zealand, World Cup 2015, final, Melbourne

McCullum's dream turns to nightmare

New Zealand poor opening and the stubborn bails among the plays of the day from the World Cup final

New Zealand fans show their support

Australia v New Zealand, final, Melbourne

Rivals deserve their place in the southern sun

Australia and New Zealand will always be linked because they are, in fact, more than mere geographical neighbours or brothers

Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma's 174-run stand is India's best in World Cups

World Cup 2015: India

Process is proven, results need refining

Should India's World Cup be judged by the standards of their seven straight wins or their single defeat?