December 29, 2018

The eyeball grabbers

ESPNcricinfo staff
The most-read stories on ESPNcricinfo in 2018

Warner and Smith: headline hoggers all through 2018 © Getty Images


1. Smith, Warner could face life ban from CA

2. RCB sign Corey Anderson for injured Coulter-Nile

3. Smith, Warner banned for 12 months by Cricket Australia

4. Australian government calls for Steven Smith to be removed as captain

5. Desperation drove Australia to cheat - Smith

6. 'Tired' de Villiers retires from international cricket

7. Kohli, Dhoni and key bowlers rested for Nidahas Trophy

8. Test match set to resume after uneven-bounce deliberations

9. Virat Kohli penalised for poor on-field behaviour

10. Warner and CA headed for ECB-Pietersen parting

Virat Kohli: popular to the max © Cricket Australia/Getty Images


1. What's with the sanctimony Mr Waugh?
By Osman Samiuddin

2. Why India have become so hard to beat in ODIs
By Sidharth Monga

3. In praise of Morne Morkel
By Osman Samiuddin

4. Why is Australia so outraged at Steven Smith's team?
By Brydon Coverdale

5. Has any batsman been dismissed by the first ball of an ODI more than twice?
By Steven Lynch

6. The Kohli v Tendulkar comparison
By S Rajesh

7. Five Pakistan players the IPL could do with
By Nagraj Gollapudi

8. Virat Kohli's arrogance helps his game but not the team
By Ramachandra Guha

9. The IPL has made Indian cricket not only richer but better
By Ian Chappell

10. Will playing Bangladesh bankrupt you?
By Andrew Fidel Fernando

Two India top-order batsmen feature in the list of most-read TCM stories © AFP

The Cricket Monthly

1. If Australia can get 350 occasionally, it will surprise a lot of people
Ian Chappell and Sanjay Manjrekar look ahead to the Australia-India Tests with Raunak Kapoor

2. The last battles of Lasith Malinga
As the greatest T20 bowler the world has seen reluctantly winds down, he does so his own way. By Andrew Fidel Fernando

3. The Imran Khans I've known
Cricketer who turned prime minister? There's more to him than just those two avatars. By Osman Samiuddin

4. 'India are a powerhouse because cricket is in their blood. We shouldn't be jealous of that'
Nasser Hussain looks at the state of the world (and English) game. Interview by Scott Oliver

5. What India need to do to win in England
Fifteen things Kohli's team has got to get right. By Girish TS, Ishita Mazumder, Dustin Silgardo, Srinath Sripath and Sidharth Monga

6. 'I feel I don't have to prove myself to anyone other than myself'
Cheteshwar Pujara talks to Nagraj Gollapudi about his county experience, batting in England and South Africa, and his role in the Indian team

7. The kids are all right
Photo feature: Under-19 players who made it to the big league. By Nishi Narayanan

8. The girl who took women's cricket to the next level
Few events in her sport have been as pivotal as Harmanpreet Kaur's landmark 171 against Australia. There's more to her story, though. By Annesha Ghosh

9. The frustrations of M Vijay
Late last year he looked to have made a Test opening spot his own, but two series on, some old failings seem to have come home to roost. By Karthik Krishnaswamy