Martin Crowe

Martin Crowe, one of the leading batsmen of the late '80s and early '90s, played 77 Tests for New Zealand

South Africa celebrate a wicket

Letter to de Villiers

South Africa's captain needs to single out his players for attention and get them firing individually and as a team

David Warner drives

Time to restrict bat development

The balance is skewed too far in favour of batsmen already. Cricket cannot afford for bats to get any bigger

Brendon McCullum and BJ Watling smashed a few records along the way

A year of triumph and disaster

While 2014 will be always remembered for the shocking death of Phillip Hughes, there was joy as well, courtesy Misbah, McCullum, and the ICC's efforts against chucking

Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis in nets

It's largely even between bat and ball

Each skill evolves over time to get the edge over the other, but as long as conditions encourage both, there's no cause for worry

A tribute to Phillip Hughes in Macksville, his hometown

Towards a kinder, gentler game

The death of Phillip Hughes is a reminder to us that we would do well to change the tone of cricket for the better

Asad Shafiq's slog sweep ended his innings

The perils of premeditation

Due to the demand for sixes in T20, more and more batsmen are resorting to predetermined slogging, which leads to their downfall in the other formats