From our readers

April 01, 2016

Taskin Ahmed, conspiracy theories, and the charms of cricket

Cricket is no stranger to controversies, suspect actions, or fans at loggerheads, but such is its binding power that all of the above have co-existed. The allure of cricket, even in the fleeting 20-over form, is undeniable, and should be enjoyed while it

March 26, 2016

The perils of inter-era comparisons

It is wrong to assume that the greats of past eras would not have been able to adapt to T20 cricket

India v Bangladesh, World T20 2016, Group 2, Bangalore

March 24, 2016

The Dhoni steal

The Indian captain's sprint to seal victory against Bangladesh captured everything pivotal to his game

March 13, 2016

A call for guided tours of Indian cricket grounds

Why not emulate Lord's and bring the game closer to the cricket fan?

March 07, 2016

The Un-Australian Australian

An Australian cricket enthusiast explains why he is not enamoured of the Australian cricket team

Martin Crowe 1962-2016

March 07, 2016

The regal genius of Martin Crowe

A fan pays tribute to the New Zealand legend, waxing lyrical about Crowe's place in the pantheon of cricketing greats

Irani Cup 2015-16

March 06, 2016

Muzumdar, Iyer and the passing of the baton

A reader on the importance of almost getting it done and getting it done

World T20 2016

February 27, 2016

A fan's agony

A reader expresses his disappointment and despair at the ticket sales process for this year's World T20

February 26, 2016

Double trouble

When two England batsmen make 250-plus scores within a span of three months, it does result in interesting matches

February 21, 2016

Adam Voges has ruined my beloved list

A reader is extremely unhappy with Voges' stratospheric Test average

February 18, 2016

Duminy, South Africa's Graeme Hick?

Touted as the next big thing after his spectacular Test entry, JP Duminy hasn't consistently delivered against top-quality opposition

February 18, 2016

Keith Boyce's cricketing immortality

The coaching connection between the former Barbados fast bowler and West Indies Under-19s' World Cup win

February 16, 2016

The other ground

Lord's might be widely considered the pre-eminent cricket ground in England, but The Oval has a strong claim to the title too

January 11, 2016

Carry on batting

What was the greatest innings by a batsman carrying his bat?

January 08, 2016

What cricket can learn from the Davis Cup

An article proposing a somewhat revolutionary Test cricket structure

December 25, 2015

The strange power of the follow-on

Is there an equivalent in any other sport to the humiliation of being asked to follow on?

Pakistan cricket

December 16, 2015

The quandary of Mohammad Amir's second innings

Why many Pakistanis want the tainted fast bowler back


December 08, 2015

Cricket curiosities - Bangladesh special

A reader comes up with a unique collection of interesting cricketing moments featuring Bangladesh

Sri Lanka news

December 02, 2015

The forgotten great

Tillakaratne Dilshan has produced some key big-match performances, including nearly taking Sri Lanka to the World T20 title in 2009, but has not got the credit he deserves

Cricket rules

October 29, 2015

The Extra Over: making the day-nighter fairer

Ravi Abhyankar

An "extra over" as an offsetting factor to the decision of choosing to bat or field... could this nullify the impact the toss has in day-night ODIs?


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