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Pakistan cricket

March 24, 2015

Boom Boom Afridi: one of a kind

Uzair Rizvi

Shahid Afridi entertained us with his unique brand of cricket and surely left a lasting impression on the game. He was cricket's greatest entertainer. Boom Boom is irreplaceable

New Zealand cricket

March 14, 2015

Daniel Vettori, back from the burnout

A World Cup win could be the prefect farewell gift for Daniel Vettori, much like how it was for Glenn McGrath in 2007 and Sachin Tendulkar in 2011

Sri Lankan cricket

March 11, 2015

Arjuna's real-life Hobbits

Damith Samarakoon

A Sri Lankan fan inspired by the heroes of 1996 ponders the impact of an Associate-free World Cup on cricket fans in Kabul, Dublin, Rotterdam and Kathmandu

West Indies cricket

March 06, 2015

Viv Richards - a cut above the rest

Cricket has witnessed Don Bradman, Garry Sobers, Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Kumar Sangakkara and AB de Villiers. Viv Richards, however, still stands as a cut above the rest

England cricket

March 06, 2015

England heading for B-Movie exit

In the futuristic ODI world, England can only have tools from the Stone Age

March 05, 2015

To stumps that go dance-about

For me, the most exciting sight in cricket is the fast bowler who crashes through a fine batsman's defence and wrecks those carefully-arranged stumps

ODI cricket

March 03, 2015

Ajinkya Rahane and the value of touch-players

The game is not just about brawn and muscle-power. Touch-players like Ajinkya Rahane, Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis also add value to it

World Cup 2015

February 27, 2015

The lonely batsman

Cricket may be a team game but batting is an individual process. Every man will be on his own

World Cup 2015

February 18, 2015

What next for the Associates?

Cricket can be expanded further by giving the Associates enough opportunities to prove themselves

World Cup 2015

February 13, 2015

India's to-do list

A lot has changed since M.S. Dhoni smashed that famous six off Nuwan Kulasekara to propel all of India into a frenzy on a breathless Mumbai night four years ago.

World Cup 2015

February 04, 2015

How the teams stack up

Crunching the numbers of the top eight teams from the last two years, it's clear that Australia, South Africa and New Zealand have stood out for their consistency and all-round efficiency

World Cup 2015

February 02, 2015

The perfect World Cup format?

With the present World Cup format under criticism for it's predictability, here are a few changes to make the knockouts more interesting for fans, sponsors and the teams themselves

Sri Lankan cricket

January 29, 2015

Sri Lanka in a World Cup funk

Damith Samarakoon

For a Sri Lanka fan, the team's losing streak in the New Zealand ODIs is perhaps the equivalent of getting paralysed by poison. Your body is immobile giving the impression that you've died, but inside, you are still very much alive. Screaming.

January 26, 2015

A letter from Bradman

Vaibhav Verma

How I unearthed a precious gem while shifting stuff from one room to another in my house

January 16, 2015

The zen of browsing Wisden

Zeeshan Mahmud

A cornucopia of unbelievable cricket facts hidden in plain sight, that's what is just a click away with the online archives of the Wisden Almanack

January 13, 2015

Bravo, Pollard numbers don't add up

Noel Kalicharan

Although there has been a lot of criticism against Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard's omissions from the West Indies' ODI squad for South Africa and later the World Cup, their recent statistics indicate the axe might be justified

January 02, 2015

When is the right time to go?

Did Dhoni get it right? Should Misbah and Younis still be in the Pakistan ODI team?

Cricket books

December 27, 2014

Six obscure cricket books

Some suggestions culled solely going by the eccentricity and rarity of their nature

Test cricket

December 17, 2014

Sixes galore

The Sharjah Test highlighted the increased number of big hits in Test cricket

Phillip Hughes 1988-2014

December 08, 2014

One of our own

A Pakistani fan pays tribute to Phillip Hughes

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