Regulars

Claire Taylor was Player of the Match

Four in four, and stands by Nos. 10 and 11

Ask Steven: Also, most balls faced in a T20, highest limited-overs score at Lord's, and long lives after Test debut

Stuart Broad departed for 65

A year for tail-end heroics

Numbers Game: Lower-order partnership stats have remained remarkably constant over the last five decades, but there's been a huge leap in 2014

James Anderson sets up for a reverse sweep

A Trent Bridge extravaganza

Ask Steven: Tail-end records set in the recent England-India Test, and double-tons by No. 7s

Sachin Tendulkar celebrates a wicket

Mesmeric Sachin, sopoforic Boycs

ESPNcricinfo XI: From Mankad to KP, we look at some memorable innings in England-India Tests

Zaheer Abbas

On This Day

A stylist in glasses

July 24: The birth of Zed

Review

Cover of <i>Frith's Encounters</i>

A memento from another age

Review: A collection of player portraits that reminds us of a time when cricketers walked the same common clay as ourselves

Highlights

'Life's too short to be too tall'

James Taylor talks about riding horses, smashing an unbeaten 220 when he was 15, and captaining England Lions

'Even the bluddy Nawab!'

The time when Pataudi Jr caught a young English fan's fancy for his princely ways and his heroic batting. By Steven Lynch

'I wouldn't mind dying on the cricket field'

Putting behind a chequered past - which included arrest for arson - Zimbabwe's 35-year-old Mark Vermeulen hopes to play Tests again

Opinion

Kevin Pietersen and Peter Moores survey a bleak scene in Bangalore

England don't need a visible coach

Martin Crowe: The team now consists of two halves: a burnt-out one and a fresh one

Liam Plunkett raises the bat after his half-century

What good is a nightwatchman?

Rob Steen: In modern times, a few tailenders have thrived higher up the order, but the psychological advantage it gives the opposition can't be discounted

Dwayne Bravo began well but was taken for 26 runs in the 19th over

Who gets to represent a nation?

Tony Cozier: Can a franchise that includes players from several countries use a country's name in its title?

Henry Blofeld in full flow

Two Tests in 13 days? Pity the poor pundits

Dave Podmore: It's not just the players who are in danger of burnout, you know