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All the muppets who are on £18 grand, £15 grand, either you become better or you go and do something else

Kevin Pietersen has a suggestion for improving quality in English domestic cricket, the day before failing to take Melbourne Stars into final of BBL

Jan 25, 2015 Tweet | Share

Individuals are birds of passage while institutions are forever

India's Supreme Court on N Srinivasan and the BCCI

Jan 22, 2015 Tweet | Share

It's written in his contract that he has to hit the winning runs

Brad Haddin on Australia allrounder James Faulkner

Jan 21, 2015 Tweet | Share

Well played AB de Villiers. Unfortunately, it wasn't quite enough to get Netherlands Cricket out of the record books for conceding highest-ever total

Netherlands batsman Tom Cooper's tongue-in-cheek response as, despite AB de Villiers' heroics, South Africa fell short of the highest ODI total by four runs

Jan 18, 2015 Tweet | Share

I am trying to understand what's happening but I can't

Michael Holding admits Chris Gayle's approach in the first ODI baffled him

Jan 16, 2015 Tweet | Share

A week ago I was a Blackcap, now I can't even afford shoes! Haha.

James Neesham, after suffering the twin indignities of a World Cup exclusion and a broken pair of flip-flops

Jan 14, 2015 Tweet | Share

We have gone into this theory of three seamers and one spinner the moment we sit on an aircraft which travels more than seven hours

Anil Kumble feels India's bowling composition in overseas Tests is too rigid

Jan 12, 2015 Tweet | Share

I have seen a lot of ads about protea fire. I guess Cape Town will be blazing tomorrow but with a maroon flame.

Darren Sammy has a dig at South African cricket's marketing campaign

Jan 8, 2015 Tweet | Share

It kind of felt like I was the library in a theme park.

Kane Williamson, on batting in partnership with Brendon McCullum during his whirlwind 134-ball 195 in Christchurch

Jan 1, 2015 Tweet | Share

Now even PETA has said you can't cosmetically remove the tail.

Of late India's tail has been letting the team down repeatedly, and MS Dhoni can't see a solution to that problem

Dec 31, 2014 Tweet | Share

That sums up the wicket. If I'm getting runs on it.

Ryan Harris on the MCG pitch

Dec 28, 2014 Tweet | Share

You can see the front line, it does not move, put your foot on it.

No-balls really do annoy Michael Holding

Dec 26, 2014 Tweet | Share

I'd like to say it's hard to miss, but I won't

Chris Rogers on being hit on the box by Ishant Sharma in the first over of the Boxing Day Test at the MCG

Dec 26, 2014 Tweet | Share

As my mates told me, that's the first hundred I've scored on TV for a while

Alastair Cook quips after beating James Anderson in a leg of darts

Dec 24, 2014 Tweet | Share

We shouldn't leave so much grass where even a 120kph bowler appears like Malcolm Marshall.

Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh is aggrieved by the new trend of preparing green pitches in domestic cricket

Dec 23, 2014 Tweet | Share

I am happy about my achievements and records but the only regret I have is losing the fastest ODI century record.

Shahid Afridi is as frank as ever after announcing his decision to quit ODIs post the 2015 World Cup

Dec 21, 2014 Tweet | Share

When an Aussie sledges it's aggression but if an Indian sledges it's unnecessary and foolish.

VVS Laxman on the brouhaha over India's sledging on the third day in the Brisbane Test

Dec 20, 2014 Tweet | Share

If he had to get out there, we wouldn't have been able to keep the ball out of his hand.

Mohammed Moosajee, South African team manager, on why Allan Donald did not come out as 14th man in Centurion

Dec 19, 2014 Tweet | Share

I'll put that in the same category as the third new ball. Over-rated. Huddles are over-rated.

It's almost mandatory for teams these days, but Mark Taylor doesn't think much of them

Dec 19, 2014 Tweet | Share

If I'm playing the peacemaker, you can imagine what was going on out there.

Virat Kohli on the rising tensions between players on the fourth day of the Adelaide Test

Dec 13, 2014 Tweet | Share

Michael, change of plan. Some Bodyline, son.

Umpire Ian Gould tells Michael Clarke that Varun Aaron is coming around the wicket

Dec 10, 2014 Tweet | Share

His deal with himself was he would buy a new cow for his herd every time he hit a 100. The herd grew very quickly.

Phillip Hughes' friend Corey Ireland, during his eulogy

Dec 3, 2014 Tweet | Share

A bowler will always be a mirage and a batsman will always be water.

R Ashwin waxes metaphorical as he tells the BCCI website that cricket is a batsman's game

Dec 1, 2014 Tweet | Share

I think 99% of bowlers these days would fail the 15 degree test

Saeed Ajmal doesn't pull any punches when discussing suspect actions

Nov 24, 2014 Tweet | Share

It's got nothing to do about I'll see you in the car park and we'll beat the crap out of each other.

Dale Steyn tries to set the record straight about his confrontation with Michael Clarke during the Cape Town Test earlier this year

Nov 18, 2014 Tweet | Share

The Test series is big, but at the end of the day, if they do well in the World Cup no one will care about the Test series over there.

Former Australian bowler Stuart Clark thinks the upcoming Tests in Australia are not India's No. 1 priority

Nov 13, 2014 Tweet | Share

Maybe I need to touch up the eyebrows.

Australia's Aaron Finch after nearly being singed by a flame-thrower near the boundary during the first Twenty20

Nov 6, 2014 Tweet | Share

I was telling people if every time I answered a question about Multan I got a rupee, I would be a multimillionaire by now.

Rahul Dravid on the number of times he has been asked about his declaration in the 2003-04 Multan Test when Sachin Tendulkar was on 194

Nov 6, 2014 Tweet | Share

The hard thing about Pakistan is that they throw up these cricketers you've never seen before

Steve Waugh praises Pakistan's ability to keep discovering fresh talent, evident in their 221-run victory against Australia in Dubai

Oct 29, 2014 Tweet | Share

Speak to my wife, we should have kept going!

Geoff Marsh on the fact both his sons - Shaun and Mitchell - are now Australian Test cricketers

Oct 22, 2014 Tweet | Share

They are called the Tigers, which is a tough animal; you mess around with a tiger it kills you. We have to respect the Tigers, especially in their own forest.

​Zimbabwe coach Stephen Mangongo isn't going to be taking Bangladesh lightly

Oct 21, 2014 Tweet | Share

A person is made of this earth, which has not been discovered completely yet.

Saqlain Mushtaq was asked if there can be further innovation to the doosra. This was his reply

Oct 15, 2014 Tweet | Share

'Okay, Anil is the only guy. Let's give it to him.'

Anil Kumble explains how he became India's Test captain when no one else wanted it, or was ready for it

Oct 15, 2014 Tweet | Share

Guys are up there trying to eat their breakfasts quicker than each other now

Brad Haddin on Australia's competitiveness, when asked if there was tension between his team and Pakistan

Oct 9, 2014 Tweet | Share

I've watched more cricket than I've played. So there's enough in this upper-storey that can be used before I forget it.

Ravi Shastri, India's new director of cricket, believes he has a lot to offer the team

Oct 7, 2014 Tweet | Share

First of all, I should get into the XI.

Darren Sammy, when asked if he would like to bat higher during the ODIs against India

Oct 2, 2014 Tweet | Share

It's almost like Indians have chillies from a very early age, therefore if you eat chilli it doesn't really bother you. But if we eat chilli, it burns our mouth, which is the same while playing spin.

Justin Langer the Perth Scorchers coach, on why Australians struggle against spin

Oct 1, 2014 Tweet | Share

Wicket-taker, contains, and he does it in a short-sleeved shirt, which is nice to see for a spinner.

George Bailey believes his Kings XI Punjab team-mate, left-arm spinner Akshar Patel, has plenty of talent and nothing to hide

Sep 28, 2014 Tweet | Share

I am happy they [England] gave us [India] the game of cricket, which they can't play very well, and the English language, which I can't speak very well.

Former India captain Kapil Dev gets cheeky after receiving a lifetime achievement award at the House of Lords from the Indo-European Business Forum

Sep 25, 2014 Tweet | Share

When our cricket team wins a tournament and returns, the entire country rejoices, but this achievement is a thousand times greater.

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi after India successfully put a satellite into orbit around Mars

Sep 24, 2014 Tweet | Share

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    Ronchi's blitz, and remarkable ODI recoveries

Ask Steven: Also, the fastest ODI 150s, and the highest Test totals without a half-century

    Penalty runs the best punishment for slow over rates

Ashley Mallett: Fines and suspensions have had no effect. Awarding the opposition runs for every over a team falls short in a Test innings will definitely bite harder

    Pietersen stars in his own muppet show

David Hopps: KP's rubbishing of many aspiring English county professionals brings to mind the belief of Miss Piggy that "there is no one in the world to compare with moi"

    How to construct an ODI chase

Michael Bevan: Focus on targets smaller than winning the match, and back your tailenders to deliver for you

The many crickets of an Indian boyhood

Sankaran Krishna: Growing up in India, you play a number of varieties of the game, each developing a certain skill

News | Features Last 7 days

Kohli at No. 4 - defensive or practical?

It seems Virat Kohli is to not bat before the 12th or 13th over to strengthen the middle and the lower middle order. It suggests a lack of confidence in what was supposed to be India's strength in their title defence: their batting

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

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

Off-stump blues leave Dhawan flailing

The out-of-form Shikhar Dhawan still has the backing of his captain, but there's no denying his slump has arrived at an inconvenient time for India and his technical issues have to be sorted out before they attempt to defend the World Cup

On TV it looks uglier than it actually is

Often reasonable arguments on the field look nasty beyond the boundary and on camera

'Teams can't have set formula' - Dravid

In the first episode of Contenders, a special ten-part buildup to the 2015 World Cup, Rahul Dravid and Graeme Smith discuss the impact of local conditions on team compositions and the issues surrounding the format of the tournament

News | Features Last 7 days

What They Said About

South Africa v West Indies, 2nd ODI, Johannesburg

"Not the worst entertainment from AB right now. Best in the world without a doubt."
Zimbabwe batsman Brendan Taylor

"Have to say @ABdeVilliers17 is the definition of a Cricketing Genius ... absolutely incredible... #31BallTon"
Former England captain Michael Vaughan

"Happy new year @ABdeVilliers17 well played mate"
Pakistan allrounder Shahid Afridi