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Indian cricket

April 15, 2014

A tale of two farewells

Ananth had the rare privilege of being in the stands for Sunil Gavaskar's last Test as well as Sachin Tendulkar's. This is a narration of both those days

USA cricket

April 08, 2014

A four-hour trip... to bowl one ball

April is the start of the cricket season in North America and Canada. And some players travel far and wide to get their fix

World T20 2014

April 08, 2014

Yes, Yuvraj is to blame

For holding a mirror to the face of the Indian cricket 'fan' and introducing him to his true self

World T20 2014

March 20, 2014

Fantasy cricket - Cracking the code

Wondering how you can do better at the ESPNcricinfo Fantasy game for the World T20? Here's a lowdown.

Pakistan cricket

March 18, 2014

What Afridi v Misbah says about Pakistan

At it's heart, this debate isn't about the two players, nor is it about flamboyance versus predictability. The debate is in fact about how this country should be run

ODI cricket

March 10, 2014

Stop changing the rules

A fan's anguish at the surfeit of changes to one-day cricket

Test cricket

March 07, 2014

The boundless variety of our sport

The attritional finish at Newlands and Afridi's ballistic batting at the Asia Cup have little in common. And yet, they are both cricket

Test cricket

February 26, 2014

Mitch and the art of ruin

He is huge, monstrous, violent. In his hand, leather balls are grenades. At the moment he is unplayable. Hail Mitch

Test cricket

February 26, 2014

The joy of the sixth-wicket stand

Revisiting McCullum-Watling and other glorious chapters from the ever-burgeoning list of five-down fightbacks

IPL 2014

February 21, 2014

Bring Pakistan back into the IPL

Which cricket fan wouldn't want to see MS Dhoni and Shahid Afridi hitting the world's best bowlers out of the park together?

Test cricket

February 21, 2014

The rising and the reborn

Williamson, Rahane, Steve Smith, Johnson, Haddin and McCullum - six men who've made this season rewarding to the fan

South Africa cricket

February 17, 2014

AB's time to step up

AB de Villiers is just the man to build on a solid start and drive home the upper hand. But does he have the ability to do it all by himself?

England cricket

February 10, 2014

Work and punishment

A concerned father's account of a county trial that left his son physically and emotionally shattered, without actually testing his cricketing abilities

Test cricket

February 07, 2014

Is Test cricket good for cricket?

Test cricket isn't fragile. At the moment, cricket as a whole is fragile. In trying too hard to protect Test cricket, we are losing the whole sport

England cricket

February 06, 2014

Can someone explain KP's sacking to me?

Exiling England's talisman soon after their disastrous Ashes tour flies in the face of all logic


February 03, 2014

On Flower, Kruger, and why stats don't matter

When the onus is on run-making machines, cricket needs to get back in touch with its human side

Fast bowling

January 30, 2014

On why India can't unearth an Akram

It's the same reason why Pakistan can't produce a Tendulkar: it boils down to a lack of role models

Test cricket

January 26, 2014

A new format for the World Test Championship

What if one year in every four was set aside for a Test championship?

ICC revamp

January 24, 2014

More power to India

The Indian cricket fan single-handedly sustains cricket. It's only fair that he has a proportionally bigger say in how the sport is run

Test cricket

January 22, 2014

On getting whitewashed

Nothing in sport that quite compares with the potential ignominy of 5-0. It is not the best of five. You do not stop at three-nil. You go on to the bitter end

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