Graham Gooch batting against India in the World Cup semi-final

Last ball, last wicket, and Northants' parched spell

Ask Steven: Also, Vijay Manjrekar's nickname, Abid Ali's no-ball, oldest double-centurions, and this decade's leading players

Michael Clarke watches the rain fall

Spin challenge for Australia

Numbers Game: The series against Pakistan is an opportunity to prove they've learnt from their bad experiences in India

Sean Abbott celebrates a wicket

Highest ODI averages, and Leap Year babies

Ask Steven: Also, fewest boundaries in a T20 innings, most runs in a Test, and a pest named Fruitfly

Controversial cricket books montage

Controversy, they wrote

ESPNcricinfo XI: As Kevin Pietersen's autobiography hits the headlines, a look at some other books that proved controversial in their day

Douglas Jardine

On This Day

And then there was Bodyline

October 23: Birth of Douglas Jardine


Cover image of Geoffrey Boycott's <i>The Corridor of Uncertainty</i>

A work of introspection, Boycott style

Review: Geoff Boycott's latest autobiography is nuanced and rounded, and acknowledges errors, failings and regrets


'When I became an umpire, I didn't realise how complicated this game was'

Peter Willey on suiting up against '80s West Indies, and umpiring in England

The man who pulled New Zealand from the precipice

Brendon McCullum's runs and leadership have rescued New Zealand cricket from its lowest ebb. By Andrew Alderson

The 'baby Invincible' who always stood tall

Neil Harvey always did justice to his precociousness and reputation for being adept in all conditions. By Ashley Mallett


Dave Cameron and Wavell Hinds at the agreement-signing ceremony

No time for India and West Indies to squabble

Mark Nicholas: Why the BCCI should use a carrot, not a stick, in its approach to the WICB

Dwayne Bravo, West Indies' new one-day captain, speaks to the media

A rock, a hard place and the WICB

Tony Cozier: The board must deal with the striking players practically if it wants any resolution to the embarrassing crisis

Mahendra Singh Dhoni examines the pitch during a training session

The pitch belongs to the curator

Ian Chappell: Players demanding that home pitches should favour them don't realise it's a retaliatory business

Kevin Pietersen didn't last long on his Test return

KP and the green-eyed monster

Rob Steen: Jealousy may have spurred Pietersen the batsman, but at the cost of the team's image