Mark Nicholas

Mark Nicholas, the former Hampshire captain, presents the cricket on Channel Nine in Australia and Channel 5 in the UK

AB de Villiers is a crowd-pleaser even without bat in hand

And then there were three

The final knockouts of the World Cup have the potential to be cricket classics

Sri Lanka celebrate their victory

All eyes on the big one

Cricket's top carnival has rolled around once more, bringing images of the past in its wake

Cover image of Gaurav Bhalla's <i>The Curse and the Cup</i>

The Curse and the Cup

Righting the sins of the past

A new novel weaves an intriguing story around South Africa's ill-starred World Cup history

Brett Lee was on a hat-trick in his final over in T20 cricket

Lift yourself, ODI cricket

The format's future depends on how exciting the players make the main event

Steven Smith at a portrait session on the eve of his Test captaincy debut

A good time to invest in Smith stock

Australia's new captain is confident, gives off positive vibes, and has adapted his batting to show more responsibility without shedding his youthful bravado