Regulars

MS Dhoni and Lasith Malinga pose with the World Twenty20 trophy on the eve of the final

Dhoni's 600, and Brett Lee's fives

Ask Steven: Also, youngest captains, run out in both innings of a Test, and women's T20 tons

A selection of cricket books

Desert-island reads

ESPNcricinfo XI: Cricket has spawned more books than almost any other sport. Here are Steven Lynch's favourites

The inimitable Gravey with his take on Brian Lara's record

The world record that nearly wasn't

Rewind: Twenty years ago this week, Brian Lara became Test cricket's highest scorer, but he almost didn't make it

Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag take a drinks break

Crunch time for Sehwag and Gambhir

Numbers Game: The Indian T20 tournament presents an opportunity to both to show their class once again

Gordon Greenidge

On This Day

A final frenzy in Barbados

Greenidge demolishes Australia

Review

Cover image of Gideon Haigh's <i>Uncertain Corridors</i>

An archaelogical probe into the state of the game

Review: Gideon Haigh comes out with another set of essays that sound uncannily prescient about the way the game is headed

Highlights

The cricket tragic who bowled Bradman

Former Australian PM Bob Hawke loved cricket. And he once left the Don speechless with the force of his political convictions

'The worst thing about being a keeper is stinky hands'

Chris Read talks about how unprepared he was for Tests, and that slower ball from Chris Cairns

'Sri Lankan fans embrace the team, not just icon players'

Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara talk about the World T20 win, and why their fans are special

Opinion

Kevin Pietersen had to battle illness during his innings

England's Pietersen folly

Martin Crowe: Not getting rid of Kevin Pietersen after the texting saga in 2012 cost them greatly

Netherlands' players celebrate after qualifying for the Super 10 stage

Test cricket needs fewer teams, not more

Ian Chappell: It's clear that for the ICC votes mean more than results

Brian Lara jumps for joy at reaching 400

Lara's peaks

Tony Cozier: While the 375 had a sense of inevitability to it, the 400 came amid a backdrop of strikes and the threat of a whitewash

Brendon McCullum leads his team off after the tie

The choking problem

Martin Crowe: If they are to live up to their potential in next year's World Cup at home, New Zealand need to look within