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England cricket

May 27, 2015

Moeen Ali is a bona fide Test bowler

Although Moeen Ali is not perceived as a frontline spinner, his wicket-taking propensity coupled with his batting ability could make him one of England's best Test allrounders

IPL 2015

May 19, 2015

Three reasons to love Super Kings

A fan lists her favourite Super Kings' players

IPL 2015

May 15, 2015

Pravin Tambe - my IPL hero

Is cricket all about records and glory or is it about the dream of being given a chance to be the best one can be?

May 03, 2015

Sports, luck and Dhoni

What is the difference between a Twenty20, a fifty-over match and a five-day Test? Does randomness play a role?

April 20, 2015

Why I want the word 'match-winner' erased from cricket's vocabulary

"Match-tilting" a better phrase for influential performances a team sport where an individual can't decide team results entirely

Sri Lankan cricket

April 16, 2015

Kapila Wijegunawardene: the man who bowled Viv Richards

Kapila Wijegunawardene, Sri Lanka's new chairman of selectors, was an unsung cricketer. Not many know that he bowled Viv Richards and played a key role in Sri Lanka's first ODI win over West Indies

Richie Benaud, 1930-2015

April 14, 2015

My Richie era

Ric Finlay

How Richie Benaud's passion for work and attention to detail precipitated a relationship with me that lasted until his death

Richie Benaud 1930-2015

April 13, 2015

The voice of summer reason

A poem for Richie Benaud, who enthralled the cricket world for decades

Richie Benaud 1930-2015

April 12, 2015

The panache of Benaud

Richie Benaud's style and innovative bowling turned him into an idol for a little boy in India during the 1950s

Australia news

April 10, 2015

Richie Benaud: Simply 'marvellous'

There is a certain beauty and charm to the game of cricket. Richie Benaud's voice raised that charm to a new plane

Pakistan news

April 09, 2015

Wahab Riaz: pace is pace yaar

Have you ever had the experience of watching a Pakistan fast bowler attempt to defend a slim total?

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


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