Future of cricket

World Cup 2015: Australia

Starc tops the new-gen class

Andy Bull, in his column, The Spin, writes that Mitchell Starc shone brightest among the bunch of youngsters who took the World Cup by storm

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

Why does cricket need the Associates?

Because it gives more young people the chance to enjoy a sport, and society is better for the existence of sport

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He is a success story of the English system, but his kind of batting is going to be outdated in the next four years

Why cricket needs greater context

The points earned from one-day series should count towards qualification for the next World Cup, so the game's new fans stay engaged

Throw open the gates to the Associates

Keeping them in the World Cup will inspire their countrymen to dream bigger and also prevent the game from being monopolised by a small club

ODI cricket

Cricket and semantic satiation

In his piece for the Guardian's Spin, Andy Bull analyses how Twenty20 cricket and rule changes have made traditional ODI strategies redundant, and remarks that mind-boggling batting feats have become so common, it's bewildering for fans

Who is the BBL aimed at?

There's nothing wrong with the quality of the cricket on offer, but the bells and whistles surrounding it are intrusive and overwhelming