Rangana Herath is pumped after picking up Shikhar Dhawan's wicket

Australian challenge for spinners

Numbers Game: Spinners have found it more difficult to take ODI wickets in Australia than in any other country, especially in the middle overs

AB de Villiers is pensive after yet another loss in Sri Lanka

AB's assault, and losing T20 centuries

Ask Steven: Plus, most hundreds in an ODI innings, and the youngest West Indies captain

Kerry Packer at a press conference

The start of saturation cricket

Rewind: Australia's international tri-series came out of financial necessity and the need to appease a broadcaster

Aaron Finch made a century from just 47 balls

Not a country for openers

Numbers Game: Over the last six years, India has been the best country for opening batsmen in ODIs; Australia has been one of the worst

Mark Waugh - Portrait October 2001

On This Day

Junior makes his mark

January 25: Mark Waugh and Richie Benaud make their debuts; Pujara is born


Cover image of S Giridhar and VJ Raghunath's <i>Mid-wicket Tales: From Trumper to Tendulkar</i>

Bringing the love back

Review: In an age when commerce has overwritten storytelling about the game, two amateur players and fans put their affection for cricket on the page


'I'd get rid of warm-ups in cricket'

Samit Patel also doesn't like hotel rooms without WiFi and running singles

Around Asia with a press pass

Diary: It's a subcontinent and Middle East special in part four as our correspondent takes in the UAE, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh on his world cricket tour

'SA may not be the best side but they're always competitive'

Couch Talk: Former South Africa captain Kepler Wessels on the challenges of leadership, and contests with Australia


Virat Kohli raises his bat after reaching a century

Open with Rohit and Binny, with Kohli at No. 3

Ian Chappell: India's batting is going the way of their bowling, and they need get their order sorted before the World Cup

Anamul Haque edged Jason Holder behind

Dressing-room discontent weighs Holder down

Tony Cozier: The young WI captain must challenge the indifference shown by several of his senior players

N Srinivasan has a chat with MS Dhoni

An order for an overhaul

Sambit Bal: The tenor of the Supreme Court verdict on the IPL corruption case is unambiguous, and it makes clear that it's time for the BCCI to look within

Saeed Ajmal kept Pakistan in the hunt with crucial top-order wickets

Can rehabilitated bowlers be as effective as they were before?

Aakash Chopra: A bent arm helps you gain speed and add revolutions to the ball. Without it, a spinner's effectiveness is bound to be diminished