Soulful, pragmatic, patient Pakistan

Five years ago, no one would have given them a hope in hell of getting to No. 2 in the Test rankings, as they have done

The 3-2-1 scale

How about a measure of excellence that rates players' skills across the international formats?

Australia's rise and the climb ahead

Under Michael Clarke, they have had a fantastic summer. But can they continue to keep the competition at bay in Tests, and win the World Cup?

The Official Confectionery Stall Ashes Preview

Andy Zaltzman provides the almost-definite preview of the Ashes series and why England should, could, or might not retain the urn

Where is No. 2 and No. 20?

A study to rank and analyse Test batsmen and bowlers across various performance parameters

Does the Hicks-Botham particle exist?

Plenty of oddities in cricket point to the possibility of this god-only-knows how particle - like England being good at one-day cricket