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Tests of Character
Discover yourself by taking our quizzes
What do you watch cricket for?
What gets your pulse racing in a game? Find out by answering these 10 questions
What are your thoughts during the opening session of a Test?
Let's hope everything works out
Bruises and blood, please
A hundred before lunch, come on!
Would you take a bathroom break when a batsman is nearing his century?
Haven't you heard of peeing into a bottle?
No way. He could always get out on 99. Who'd want to miss that?
It never pays to be lax
At what point during a game do you switch off the TV?
When Jonathan Trott and Alastair Cook or Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara bat together
If it looks like an impossible chase
Not till the final ball is played out
Does the DRS enhance your viewing experience?
No, it results in many more dismissals than before
No, it results in many more outs reversed to not-outs
It screws up everything!
What do you think of a batsman who turns down an easy single so he can reach his landmark before the match gets over?
It's predictable, if you know what I mean
What do you think when bowlers bowl negative lines?
It's as bad as Bodyline
It speaks of planning and foresight - just how I like it
For a change the batsman has to use his brains to score runs
Do you like Twenty20?
As much as vampires love the smell of fresh blood
As much as vampires love the smell of garlic
What is this
fixation? I prefer one-dayers because they have more possibilities
What's your favourite cricket venue?
Newlands today, Perth of the past
The SSC in Colombo, and the Rec in Antigua
Sharjah of the past and Lord's of today
What did you think of the Newlands Test where South Africa were bowled out for 96 and Australia for 47?
I need to make some calls to see what really happened
I haven't felt this awake in years
It's a death blow to cricket
What's the one thing that irks you about today's cricket?
Nothing much. I'm generally happy with it
The spirit of cricket
Too many things! The pitches, the laws… Did I mention the pitches?
More in Page 2
A triumphant Lord's return
Pakistan thrilled one and all in their first Test at Lord's since 2010, giving their fans the experience of a lifetime
A match that transcended the ordinary
A fan hears "the sound that will live on in my memory for the rest of my life" during the India-Bangladesh game
An 800-km train journey to watch two special wins
A long journey, queues and ticketing troubles could not take away from the great show that Afghanistan and Scotland put on in Nagpur
PSL's final rumble among dhols and Africa djembes
The quality of cricket was high, the noise levels in the ground were high. The only downer was the struggle to get into the stadium
Emoji masks, and alien dance moves
A packed house and a nail-biting finish, perfect for the T20 format, made it an exciting day at Newlands
Rain arrives after Yadav's early strike
New Zealand bowlers deliver 259-run win
Pawar to step down voluntarily as Mumbai chief
England bat again with 391 lead after Misbah stands alone
Gidman joins Kent on a Notts loan deal
Australia's happy hunting ground
Why do Australia, so often poor in Asia, never seem to lose in Sri Lanka?
offers four possible reasons
Why close-catching standards have dropped
Technique and anticipation are important for close-in fielding. Many of today's fielders lack both
A keen eye, a beating heart
The Meaning of Cricket
is a collection of Jon Hotten's writing that is lively with insight and anecdote. By
Gone too soon
The Cricket Monthly July issue
'As a leader, you need to understand the characters in the team'
Mahela Jayawardene talks about captaincy, and Arjuna Ranatunga's influence on Sri Lankan cricket
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