Michael Clarke watches the rain fall

Spin challenge for Australia

Numbers Game: The series against Pakistan is an opportunity to prove they've learnt from their bad experiences in India

Sean Abbott celebrates a wicket

Highest ODI averages, and Leap Year babies

Ask Steven: Also, fewest boundaries in a T20 innings, most runs in a Test, and a pest named Fruitfly

Controversial cricket books montage

Controversy, they wrote

ESPNcricinfo XI: As Kevin Pietersen's autobiography hits the headlines, a look at some other books that proved controversial in their day

Fred Titmus falls to the ground after being hit by Jeff Thomson

Shell-shocked and bloodied

Rewind: In 1974, England arrived in Australia full of hope... and left routed, battered and bewildered

Virender Sehwag plays a cut shot

On This Day

See ball, hit ball

October 20: Births of Virender Sehwag and Allan Donald


Cover image of Geoffrey Boycott's <i>The Corridor of Uncertainty</i>

A work of introspection, Boycott style

Review: Geoff Boycott's latest autobiography is nuanced and rounded, and acknowledges errors, failings and regrets


The man who pulled New Zealand from the precipice

Brendon McCullum's runs and leadership have rescued New Zealand cricket from its lowest ebb. By Andrew Alderson

The 'baby Invincible' who always stood tall

Neil Harvey always did justice to his precociousness and reputation for being adept in all conditions. By Ashley Mallett

'It makes no sense to not let your best performer play'

Former Bangladesh batsman and current selector Minhajul Abedin talks about the early days of Bangladesh cricket


Dwayne Bravo, West Indies' new one-day captain, speaks to the media

A rock, a hard place and the WICB

Tony Cozier: The board must deal with the striking players practically if it wants any resolution to the embarrassing crisis

Mahendra Singh Dhoni examines the pitch during a training session

The pitch belongs to the curator

Ian Chappell: Players demanding that home pitches should favour them don't realise it's a retaliatory business

Kevin Pietersen didn't last long on his Test return

KP and the green-eyed monster

Rob Steen: Jealousy may have spurred Pietersen the batsman, but at the cost of the team's image

Kevin Pietersen walks off after a cheap dismissal

The insecure kid who never grew up

Martin Crowe: Kevin Pietersen missed the point of life and has regressed to being the bitter youngster who left Natal