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

ICC rankings

Pakistan's unexpected fourth

South Africa's deserved rise to No.1 in Test cricket offered the world a lingering view of the new Test rankings. The top three were as expected, vanquished England sitting above Australia