Fielding

Sri Lankan cricket

Sri Lanka in a World Cup funk

For a Sri Lanka fan, the team's losing streak in the New Zealand ODIs is perhaps the equivalent of getting paralysed by poison. Your body is immobile giving the impression that you've died, but inside, you are still very much alive. Screaming.

The thankless job of fielding

In sport, bloopers by fielders and defenders tend to register more than the positives, such as goals or great bowling spells

India in England 2014

'Ravindra played like a Jadeja'

Osman Samiuddin, in his column for the National, sympathises with Prior and says that his lack of wicketkeeping form could be eating into his confidence as a batsman

The dreaded run-out

No matter how elegant your strokeplay, the clumsy dive into the crease that fails to save your bacon is forever graceless

A quintet of screamers

Where does Trent Boult's stunning catch stack up in the annals of ripper catches by New Zealanders?

The Oval regales

Memories, close-in cordons, and tactical prophecies: the joys of Test cricket in England

Consider the flea

Inaccurate animal-sport metaphors getting you down? You've come to the right place