2011 Review
Pat Cummins was one of eight bowlers to take a five-for on debut in 2011. Debutants accounted for 114 Test wickets in the year
Pat Cummins was one of eight bowlers to take a five-for on debut in 2011. Debutants accounted for 114 Test wickets in the year © Getty Images
  • Year of the bowler and the debutant

    2011 Review: A review in numbers of a year that produced several memorable stats. By S Rajesh
  • Everyone's invited to cricket's virtual bar

    Twitter has changed the way we follow the game, and how players talk about it. By Jarrod Kimber
  • Great at 38

    Rahul Dravid has had his second-best year in Tests. It has been, most of all, about meeting his own high expectations. By Sidharth Monga
  • The teams of the year

    The Test and ODI XIs of 2011, as picked by ESPNcricinfo's staff. Starring Alastair Cook, Rahul Dravid, Saeed Ajmal and lots more


Country Reviews

  • Victorious on and off the field

    The women's sides, West Indies in particular, competed hard to show they belong on the international circuit. By Jenny Roesler
  • Barren, then Durban

    Sri Lanka: They had a mostly forgettable year on the field and off it, save for a glimmer at the end. By Hilal Suhaib
  • Rollercoaster riders

    Australia: They were compulsively watchable in 2011 - soaring one moment, plumbing the depths the next. By Brydon Coverdale
  • Small peaks, deep valleys

    South Africa: They unearthed an exciting new fast bowler but remained trophy-less on the world stage. By Firdose Moonda
  • Of sagas and silver linings

    West Indies: It was another year marred by boardroom strife and middling results. By Garth Wattley
  • Kings of the short form, knaves in Tests

    India: Their year will always be remembered for the World Cup win, but that euphoria only briefly covers up the side's problems, writes Sharda Ugra
  • The Ireland story and others

    Associates and Affiliates: The lack of support from the ICC did not deter one team. For the rest, it wasn't a great year. By Martin Williamson
  • The return of the pariah

    Zimbabwe: A disappointing World Cup couldn't dampen the joy of their victorious Test comeback. By Liam Brickhill
  • Undone by overconfidence

    Bangladesh: Their year began with their lowest one-day total and they hardly improved thereafter. By Mohammad Isam
  • Hold the accolades, please

    England: They had a great year but their true test will be how long they can sustain their world-beating ways. By Andrew Miller
  • What, no nightmares?

    Pakistan: After five years of increasing horror, they spent 2011 triumphing on the field and cleaning the stables off it. By Saad Shafqat

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