Mindgames

West Indies cricket

Lara's outback adventures

In an interview with Andrew Webster of the Sydney Morning Herald, Brian Lara recalls his earliest memories of cricket and the aggressive on-field encounters he had with the Australian side

Warne v Cullinan revisited

Mind games were as much a part of Warne's armoury as the flipper in the mid-1990s, and his battle with one South African batsman captured the imagination

From 'sarong Johnnie' to national icon

By refusing to back down, Arjuna Ranatunga proved to the opposition and his own team that Sri Lanka had earned the right to compete as equals

Doesn't sledging hurt anyone?

Players insist that what's said on the field doesn't affect them, but then why do it at all? And why go up in arms when someone seemingly crosses the line?

When petulant jingoism is mistaken for news

A Brisbane newspaper's campaign to vilify Stuart Broad has backfired spectacularly, and deservedly, as it wrongly portrays Australian fans as churlish and immature

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

Warne still a master of spin

His mischievous ability to leave a trail of breadcrumbs for the media to follow has served him well since he retired from playing

Sri Lankan cricket

Sri Lanka's final hoodoo

If you make it to tournaments' finals repeatedly, your skills cannot be questioned. Are Sri Lanka's problems a mental issue then?