In Case You Missed It: records, upsets, and a tape-ball World Cup


It's been a busy few days in cricket - new jobs, new records, soon-to-be new Test team, and er same old Pakistan. Here's some of our best content from last week to get you up to speed. Tune in every Monday. No more FOMO!

It was the week of the underdog: Afghanistan whitewashed Bangladesh; Scotland beat England; and Bangladesh women won the Asia Cup after beating six-time champions India. No such luck for Ireland women, who had to watch (there was little else they could do) New Zealand rack up 490 for 4 against them in Dublin.

Check out Sidharth Monga's piece on on watching Afghanistan go about their training while fasting during the holy month of Ramadan.

'We have better spinners than India' - Asghar Stanikzai
Move over Australia, Afghanistan are the new pre-series hype masters. Or are they?

James Sutherland resigns as Cricket Australia chief executive; Mike Hesson steps down as NZ coach; Bangladesh finally get a new coach after a seven-month gap
Daniel Brettig dives deep into the life and legacy of James Sutherland, while Mohammad Isam goes behind the scenes of Steve Rhodes' appointment as Bangladesh's new coach.

Arjun Tendulkar breaks into India Under-19 squad
The name "Tendulkar" is back in the team sheet. Sachin Tendulkar's son, Arjun, has been picked in the India Under-19 squad for two four-day games to be played in Sri Lanka in July. What has he done to merit selection? And what skills does he have? Shashank Kishore breaks it down in an explainer.

Can Shadab Khan and Faheem Ashraf give Pakistan the flexibility they need?
Or: could the two together be the Abdul Razzaq that Pakistan need? Osman Samiuddin gets giddy with excitement at that thought.

Mohammad Amir is unlucky, but was he really that good before his ban?
Jarrod Kimber explores this question with charts.

A victory that buys England time but India challenge looms large
So England won at Headingley, Jos Buttler made important runs, Dom Bess took wickets, but does that mean they are ready for India? George Dobell gets analytical.

All you need to know about Virat Kohli being the world's 83rd richest athlete

The night terror hit cricket in Afghanistan
Sharda Ugra reconstructs the Jalalabad bomb blasts that targeted a club game.

Dinesh Karthik's Test career: 14 years, 23 games, six stints
Dinesh Karthik made his debut before MS Dhoni, but has only played 23 Tests in a fractured career. Now as he prepares to play against Afghanistan in his sixth separate stint, we review each of his short spells with the Indian Test team and what went wrong.

It's tape-ball cricket, east London style
Alan Gardner goes to watch a tape-ball "World Cup" in a football stadium in east London.

Good old Mushy by the sea
In 2003, when Sussex welcomed their overseas pro Pakistan legspinner Mushtaq Ahmed, they hadn't won a County Championship in 112 years. In the next six years, he took them to three Championship titles. Scott Oliver looks at the impact of the "pint-sized colossus".