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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

Test cricket

January 20, 2014

Five uncapped players to watch out for

Kedar Jadhav, Unmukt Chand, Vijay Zol, Ishwar Pandey and Parvez Rasool could be in line for a big pay day at the IPL auction

Test cricket

January 17, 2014

The two-tier Test system won't work

Neither the second-rung teams nor the Associates stand to gain from this proposal

2013 review

January 08, 2014

The irony in Rankin's story

He moved to England chasing the prospect of a Test career, but might have potentially played more Tests had he stayed with Ireland

2013 review

January 03, 2014

Eleven men with points to prove

Jack Mendel

Ryder, Ashwin, Finn, Duminy and co. - a look at eleven cricketers who have work to do in 2014

Jacques Kallis retires

January 02, 2014

The rock of South Africa

Kallis was a colossus among the modern giants that shaped South Africa's cricket since readmission. Few will surpass him

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