Mike Brearley

Down to the wire

Rewind: When the County Championship was controversially tied for the last time after a gripping finale to the season

Malcolm Marshall took 4 for 52 in Pakistan's second innings

Soaring in the 1980s, slumping in the 2000s

Numbers Game: On the eve of West Indies' 500th Test, we look at how they rose and fell

Kraigg Brathwaite with his Test cap

Youngest double-centurions, and the oldest living Test players

Ask Steven: Also, the closest ODI team match-ups, most catches in a T20, and expensive Test debut five-fors

Brendan Taylor became the first Zimbabwe batsman to hit back-to-back ODI tons

When Zimbabwe made heads turn

ESPNcricinfo XI: In the wake of that recent shock victory over Australia, a look at some of Zimbabwe's other international highlights

Mike Procter prepares to bowl - Worcestershire CCC v. HKCA President's XI, Kowloon Cricket Club 11.04.1989

On This Day

The seven-Test sensation

September 15: Birth of a mighty wrong-footed allrounder


Screengrab of Cricket Match

Sugar-free puzzler

Review: A cricket game that's not exactly about playing cricket. And it's not half-bad either


'If I were a fruit, I'd be an orange'

Jonny Bairstow talks red hair, team-mates to avoid while batting, and what to see in Yorkshire

A touch of Bradman

Hundred in a session? Easy peasy for Doug Walters. Ashley Mallett on his old team-mate's way with a stroke

'If things were managed properly, Zimbabwe could be a mid-ranked side'

Heath Streak talks about the harsh impact of the player exodus over the last decade, his best years, and the challenges of coaching Bangladesh


Moeen Ali celebrates the dismissal of Shikhar Dhawan

A blueprint for England's World Cup campaign

Martin Crowe: England need to pick their men for the tournament as soon as possible

Eoin Morgan helped rebuild England's innings

Does pure talent matter more in ODIs than in Tests?

Ed Smith: It's one way to explain India's turnaround in the 50-over games in England

Kraigg Brathwaite raises his bat on reaching his first century

Brathwaite a Chanderpaul in the making

Tony Cozier: The youngster shares a similar mindset and temperament with the senior pro

Alastair Cook was not happy at the end of the match

What next for England in ODIs?

Ashley Giles: The format has historically not been a priority for them, but they could yet have a fighting chance in the World Cup