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What makes the VJD method the superior rain rule

Jun 25, 2015: The creator of the alternative to the Duckworth-Lewis method explains why VJD targets are more responsive to runs scored by the team batting first

V Jayadevan

New Zealand are more than a product of McCullum

Jun 20, 2015: The team now has the right line-up of players, playing to the right plan. It is not merely conforming to the image of its captain

Iain O'Brien

Why DLS trumps VJD

Jun 2, 2015: The man behind the revision to the Duckworth-Lewis method explains why the upgraded system works better than its closest competitor

Steven Stern

Contracts for Indian women: better late than never

May 27, 2015: The BCCI has been refreshingly proactive in proposing annual contracts for women, but it remains to be seen if it will deliver on its promises

Anupriya

Why the Ranji Trophy needs first-innings points

May 26, 2015: Pushing for result-oriented games is a good move, but scrapping the reward for going ahead in the first innings could be detrimental in a number of ways

Ajit Agarkar

What Sylvester Clarke taught me

May 12, 2015: How a batsman haunted by nightmares of facing fast bowling put his demons behind him

Alan Butcher

How I learnt to love the IPL

May 10, 2015: A cricketer from quieter climes gets thrown into a cauldron of sensory overload

Iain O'Brien

What US cricket needs to do: a player's view

Apr 30, 2015: Cricket has not been able to capture USA's attention the way other amateur sports like lacrosse and rugby have done. What can the USACA do to try and change that?

Usman Shuja

Where has Pakistan's aggression gone?

Apr 23, 2015: Attacking play - particularly bowling - has been the team's hallmark down the decades, but not anymore it would seem

Ramiz Raja

South Africa need a new narrative

Apr 6, 2015: To break their World Cup hoodoo, they need a new philosophy and paradigm of thinking, resulting in a new way of being on and off the cricket field

Dr Ken Jennings

Does a ten-team World Cup make financial sense?

Mar 6, 2015: Not really. Contrary to the ICC's claim that it will provide more money for the development of the game

Russell Degnan

Drop-in pitches will nullify home advantage

Feb 14, 2015: Portable pitches in Australia tend to be more benign, which will help subcontinent teams acclimatise quicker in the World Cup

Michael Bevan

It's the culture of West Indies cricket administration that needs changing

Feb 10, 2015: There have been no repercussions within the West Indies board over the abandonment of the India tour. Till it's held accountable, things will not improve

Michael Holding

World Cup 2015

Bats, boundaries, behaviour - cricket's big issues

Feb 5, 2015: The World Cup should be big and beautiful, just like bats and playing surfaces - and don't let yourself get worked up if tempers fray

Mark Butcher

Different skills for different formats

Jan 31, 2015: ODI cricket brought better fielding and quicker scoring to the fore. T20 has taken that progression to the extreme

Michael Bevan

How to construct a one-day chase

Jan 26, 2015: Focus on targets smaller than winning the match, and back your tailenders to deliver for you

Michael Bevan

What makes Warner snap?

Jan 20, 2015: His tendency to get in opponents' faces has been in focus in recent weeks. Do we know what is motivating this behaviour?

Iain O'Brien

Why punish the West Indies players when the administration is to blame?

Dec 23, 2014: As ever, the West Indies board has taken the short-term view and removed supposedly troublesome players instead of recognising its own incompetence

Michael Holding

When defeat isn't depressing

Dec 15, 2014: After a long time we have seen an Indian team and captain enjoy the challenge of trying to overcome stronger opposition in an overseas Test

Mukul Kesavan

Phillip Hughes 1988-2014

Living with Tuesday

Nov 28, 2014: We acknowledge that potential danger exists on the pitch but dismiss it almost instantaneously. You never really see it as real. Until Tuesday. Now it is very real and I, like many others, have been shaken to the core.

Chris Hartley
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The greatest Ashes Test

The Cricket Monthly: Tony Lewis, Malcolm Knox, David Frith, Rob Smyth and Alex Massie make their picks
TCM June issue

    Centuries all down the middle, and the first Test cricketer to be born

Ask Steven also has: the most years between matches for Sri Lanka, and the overseas captain who led in the most Tests in England

'When he's in, he's hard to get out'

Ricky Ponting picks an all-star Ashes team from among his contemporaries. At No. 2: Alastair Cook

When Harris grimaced, Australia smiled

Russell Jackson: Equal parts carthorse and strike bowler, whether fit and firing or bruised and shrugging away pain, he bowled for wins, and more often than not he got them

A Hayden moment

Samir Chopra: The TV does no justice to some stunning pieces of work on the field

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Highest totals without a century, and dream ODI debuts

Also: the most team changes made by a country in successive one-day internationals, and highest individual Test scores in the second innings

No. 1: Matthew Hayden

Opening the batting on the former Australia captain's all-star Ashes XI picked from among his contemporaries: a burly attacker from Queensland

Dhoni and Kohli: a clash of ideologies?

The personalities and philosophies of India's two captains could not be more different. That makes for a tricky situation, which India's cricket administration must handle well

A squad without pace, keepers, or future planning

Five questions for the selectors who picked the second-string squad for the tour of Zimbabwe

Johnson back to intimidate with word and deed

At the age of 33, Johnson does not expect to be back for another Ashes campaign and, since being forced to miss last year's World Twenty20 with a toe injury, he has played every game as if it is his last

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