2010 Review
  • Beware a self-absorbed India

    Essay, part two: The game is in trouble when its most powerful member board can't be bothered to run cricket in its own country properly. By Sambit Bal
  • The return of swing and other stories

    Essay, part one: The top teams were on about an equal footing, which produced more absorbing cricket. And an exciting bowling art made a comeback. By Sambit Bal

Features

  • And the winners are...

    Highs and Lows: Tis the season to give, so we're handing out awards for last year. Starring Shahrukh, Sachin, all in between, and lots of tweeting. By Osman Samiuddin
  • All hail England and Amla

    Stats: England won two big events in 2010, while Hashim Amla was the only batsman to top 1000 runs in both Tests and ODIs. By S Rajesh
  • The IPL has fallen, long live the IPL

    This was the year it all came crashing down for cricket's next big thing. But fundamentally hardly anything has changed. By Sharda Ugra
  • The travesty, the 'trick, the tape

    Staff picks: Part two of ESPNcricinfo's editors' selections of the best and worst in cricket in 2010. By Sambit Bal, Martin Williamson, Brydon Coverdale, Sharda Ugra and Dileep Premachandran
  • The Lord's sham, the Twenty20 scam

    Staff picks: Part one of ESPNcricinfo's editors' selections of the best and worst in cricket in 2010. By Peter English, Jayaditya Gupta, Andrew McGlashan and Sidharth Monga
  • 'I'd like to see ICC restructured'

    Time Out : Ian Chappell and Sanjay Manjrekar talk to Harsha Bhogle about the trends of 2010, and what they would like to see in the coming year
  • Highways, Twitter boxes, cattle, Cluedo

    Quotes of the Year: What connects these fine items? The fact that they all figure in the most notable pronouncements of 2010
  • Tendulkar's 50th and Haider's disappearance

    Timeline 3: A look back at the last third of 2010: the IPL goes haywire, Zulqarnain Haider goes missing, and Tendulkar gets his 50th
  • Spot-fixing, show-causes and split-innings

    Timeline 2: A look back at the second third of 2010: the News of the World sting, Murali's perfect retirement, the BCCI v Modi saga, and more
  • Purges, scandals and a record

    Timeline 1: A look back at the first third of 2010: Pakistan's disastrous tour of Australia, Tendulkar's double-hundred, the IPL's fall and more

How well do you know cricket in 2010?

Take Steven Lynch's Quiz of the Year

Country Reviews

  • The bridesmaid awaits her turn

    South Africa: In 2010, they watched India enjoy the crown that could well have been theirs. By Telford Vice
  • Annus mirabilis

    England: Winning a world title and retaining the Ashes - have they ever had a better year? By Andrew Miller
  • Falling to earth

    Australia: Their aura has been fading over the last couple of years, but in 2010 the harsh reality of their decline hit them hard. By Peter English
  • A year of comebacks

    India: In 2010, they showed the sort of toughness and determination that they have rarely displayed previously. By Sidharth Monga
  • Small mercies

    Pakistan: As has become routine, they had another year full of saga and turmoil. On field the results were oddly good, considering. By Osman Samiuddin
  • A backward step for Associates

    Associates: Afghanistan's was a story straight out of a fairytale, but 2011 for the minor teams could be one spent in the dungeons, courtesy the Evil Queen, the ICC. By Martin Williamson
  • No step backwards

    West Indies: Considering the woeful last few years, they will be grateful 2010 didn't see them slide further. By Garth Wattley

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