Hype

Zimbabwe in Pakistan 2015

Rusty, anxious, and ready

Cricket is returning to Pakistan after six years. The jazba is coming back, too

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

Bravo, Pollard numbers don't add up

Although there has been a lot of criticism against Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard's omissions from the West Indies' ODI squad for South Africa and later the World Cup, their recent statistics indicate the axe might be justified

Broadcasting

Has cricket hit the roof?

Ashok Malik, in Asian Age, wonders cricket-viewing has hit a peak in India considering the decline in the team's performance since the 2000s and other sports vying for the average fan's interest

Indian cricket

MS Dhoni, the movie

He's a regular in the advertising circuit. He's shared the stage with Shah Rukh Khan during IPL opening ceremonies. It was only a matter of time before MS Dhoni crossed over to movies. Well, his story at least

Bolt versus Yuvraj

Multiple Olympic and world champion holder Usain Bolt has been roped in for a showdown with Yuvraj Singh at Chinnaswamy Stadium for charity

Bigger, better? Sorry, no

Why does cricket have to succumb to the marketers' eternal need for everything to be bigger, flashier, and more in tune with youth - whatever that means?

Let's be honest about T20

The format generally, and the IPL particularly, is all about fun and entertainment. It isn't an exacting test of skill

Australia in South Africa 2013-14

The Johnson show