Jon Hotten

Jon Hotten blogs here. @theoldbatsman

James Faulkner sent Corey Anderson back without scoring

Fifty-over cricket, I was wrong

This World Cup gave us driven, vibrant, electric ODI cricket, played at the limit of current ability, and it was magnificent

Joe Root walks back after scoring 121

Is Root right for England?

He is a success story of the English system, but his kind of batting is going to be outdated in the next four years

Chris Gayle celebrates his double-century

Chris Gayle is alive and great

Whatever his persona and supposed attitude towards the game, Gayle has had a huge impact on cricket

Peter Willey and George Sharp walk into the field

Let's embrace all of cricket's ages

Peter Willey and George Sharp's dispute with the ECB highlights how we tend to look at what people can't do after a certain age rather than what they can do better

Viv Richards pulls hard

I saw Richards in his prime

Watching Garner, Richards and King punish England left a young fan awestruck at Lord's

Ian Ward speaks to Alastair Cook

The importance of cricket punditry

It may have started out as a bit of televisual fluff but it now is crucial in shaping perceptions of the sport

Lasith Malinga bowls

It's all in the arm angle

Baseball teaches us that deliveries that make the batsman rethink premeditated responses will succeed more often than not

Alastair Cook plays a leg of darts against James Anderson

What cricket can take from darts

It's simple, it's TV-friendly and it has a promoter who can tailor the product for its audience