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Sri Lanka cricket

Sri Lanka's inaugural Test

In 1982, Sri Lanka played their first Test , against England at the P Sara Oval

English cricket

What the cricket calendar does to fans

A packed schedule takes its toll on not just the players, but viewers too, Alan Tyers writes in the Daily Telegraph

One-day cricket

Bat or bowl?

Which teams do better batting first in ODIs, which teams prefer chasing

Bangladesh v India, Asia Cup, Mirpur

Do Bangladesh have another gear?

ESPNcricinfo previews the Asia Cup match between Bangladesh and India, in Mirpur

New Zealand v South Africa, 1st Test, Dunedin

South Africa start bid to reach No. 1

ESPNcricinfo previews the first Test between New Zealand and South Africa, in Dunedin

Asia Cup

India do not deserve Tendulkar

R Jagannathan proclaims on Firstpost that Indian fans do not deserve Sachin Tendulkar because they do not appreciate his genius

Asia Cup

Can Gambhir overcome snub?

Despite important scores in the Commonwealth Bank Series, Gautam Gambhir has dropped down the pecking order in the bid to become India's next captain, with Virat Kohli being picked as vice-captain for the Asia Cup

India in Australia 2011-12

Dhoni's burden

There are reports of a rift between him and Virender Sehwag, he has to deal with senior players coming in and out of the side, and young players under-performing, his captaincy is attracting criticism; yet the BCCI says it does not take MS Dhoni's

India in Australia 2011-12

Batsmen can no longer be slugs

MS Dhoni recently said India's three senior batsmen could not play in the same XI because they concede an extra 20 runs in the field