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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

Phillip Hughes 1988-2014

December 02, 2014

On growing disenchanted with the game, and the bouncer

A fan on how his appetite for cricket and excitement at witnessing a good dose of short stuff at the Gabba this December waned once news of Phillip Hughes came in

Pakistan cricket

November 30, 2014

Misbah, the unobtrusive hero

Misbal-ul-Haq may not have the inventiveness of Javed Miandad or instantly-recognisable presence at the crease, like Inzaman-ul-Haq, but he is rock solid, an attribute valued highly in Test cricket


November 12, 2014

Technique is a myth

David Hinchliffe

Coaching is no longer about correcting technique. It's about helping the player find his or her best technique. Sometimes that means shutting up and letting the players work it out for themselves


November 05, 2014

The rules of a club cricket tour

Andy Ryan

A brief and light-hearted look at some of the trials and tribulations faced by club cricketers on tour

West Indies cricket

October 27, 2014

An air of mistrust

Swaroop Mamidipudi

A little more conversation - between players, the board and the WIPA - could have averted the sorry end to the West Indies tour of India

Indian cricket

October 13, 2014

Relentless, resilient, responsible

MR Sharan

On Anil Kumble's birthday, a fond tribute to the man whose bowling always did just enough


October 13, 2014

Do players have to be role models?

Biswa Patnaik

Does it really matter how a cricketer behaves on the field as long as he is great player?

Suspect actions

October 06, 2014

Saving Ajmal

Faraz Beg

Saeed Ajmal's remedial work doesn't end with the bent arm. It will extend to the mind, and his confidence levels


September 23, 2014

The strange affair of the Indian gentleman

David Wardale

He came a long way to turn out for, and have a few beers with, the most wildly non-competitive cricket team in 'the Blighty'


September 22, 2014

Notes on greatness

Amber Sinha

What makes a sportsman great and another merely very good is often a matter of the narratives built around them


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