Rangana Herath appeals for a wicket

From support act to lead role

Numbers Game: Over the last four years, Rangana Herath has become Sri Lanka's strike bowler

Percy Sherwell

Herath's world record, and left-armer dominance

Ask Steven: Also, highest run-getters in England-India Tests, and memorable South African debuts

Mahela Jayawardene is thrilled after scoring his seventh double-century

Mahela's insatiable appetite for runs

Numbers Game: Mahela Jayawardene was a superstar in home conditions, and was a constant at No. 4 for 17 years

A dejected Cheteshwar Pujara walks back for 17

Bad starts, and plenty of noughts

Ask Steven: Also, match awards in your final Test, most five-fors without reaching 100 Test wickets

Wally Hammond

On This Day

An innings and 579 runs

August 23: When Wally Hammond declared at 903


Imran Khan delivers his victory speech

The many stories of Pakistan cricket

Wounded Tiger is a balanced account of the country's chaotic and misunderstood cricketing history


'It's scary to think I actually have a Test hat-trick'

New Zealand allrounder James Franklin remembers all his stats, and likes to take his five-year-old to watch football and rugby

The man who gave Afghanistan their mojo

Afghanistan's former coach may have quit cricket to pursue religion, but he remains with the side in spirit

'You'll only improve as a commentator if you are a good listener'

Couch Talk: Jim Maxwell talks about his early days, and why commentators need to stay in touch with cricketers


Pakistan's offspinner Shoaib Malik is tested by biomechanists at the University of Western Australia in Perth, 13 December 2004, to gauge whether his bowling action is legal.

Cricket cannot bend rules to accommodate chuckers

Martin Crowe: Bowlers with dodgy actions must not be given leeway to maintain a balance between bat and ball

Steve Waugh in blazer and baggy green

The importance of being insatiable

Rob Steen: Careers tend to blossom or fizzle out depending on a sportsman's craving for success

Kieron Pollard with the CPL trophy

Soggy end betrays smart start

Garth Wattley: The second edition of the CPL had crowds and runs aplenty, but concluded with an anti-climax

Clive Lloyd addresses the media

Lloyd fuels optimism, but challenges await

Tony Cozier: The new WI selection chief will have to ride the waves of board politics and a changing domestic structure to deliver the best