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

Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara signed off in style

Ducks, and a tadpole

Ask Steven: Also, most World T20 caps, most Test lbws, low-scoring Test wins, and a quartet of tons in an ODI

England's middle order struggled against Sunil Narine

Narine weaves his T20 magic

Numbers Game: The West Indies offspinner didn't take many wickets in the World T20 but still made a big impact with his economy rate

Sydney Barnes demonstrates his bowling action

On This Day

Bolshy but brilliant

April 19: Births of Sydney Barnes and Jason Gillespie


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


Notes from a Dutch adventure

Netherlands coach Anton Roux looks back on their incredible wins in the World T20, late-night bonding, and pizza intake

'I had a toenail removed and came back to celebrate'

Heath Streak talks about starring in Zimbabwe's first Test win, and his mixed feelings about captaincy

Chapple goes once more into the breach

More than two decades into his Lancashire career, Glen Chapple is skilled, motivated, and on top of his game. By Tanya Aldred


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

Salman Butt leaves Southwark Crown Court after being found guilty of cheating and accepting corrupt payments

Still plenty of ifs for Butt

Rob Steen: Salman Butt insists players should refrain from "wrongdoing" but that shouldn't gain him back the trust of those he duped

Sudhir Kumar Chaudhary waves the Indian flag

India: cricket's Brazil

Ed Smith: It's difficult to beat a huge talent base exposed to good facilities, and possessed of a long history of competing as a nation

Darren Bravo raises his bat after reaching 200

What now for Bravo and Powell?

Tony Cozier: Full of promise when they arrived, two young West Indies batsmen are in danger of falling by the wayside