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South Africa v India, 1st Test, Johannesburg

December 27, 2013

The Wanderers 'What if?'

People will forever wonder what could have been at Johannesburg, and history will struggle to explain why the Test finished the way it did

Pakistan cricket

December 23, 2013

Majid's floppy crown

A lovely little anecdote involving an all-time great bowler, a Pakistani charmer, and good old spirit of cricket

West Indies cricket

December 19, 2013

Woe becomes West Indies cricket

When you hit rock-bottom, the only way is up. But, knowing the make-up of West Indies cricket, they might find a way to dig a hole at the bottom of the well

The Ashes 2013-14

December 10, 2013

This Australia, that England

If you were to compare the current Australian Test team and its style of play with another, you'd probably go with England's Ashes-winning side of 2005

Tribute

December 09, 2013

A sporting end to an incredible life

Cricket wasn't Nelson Mandela's main sport. So what was the significance it held in his incredible life?

Depression

December 02, 2013

Why Trott is more important than cricket

Jonathan Trott doesn't owe anything to anyone. His only obligation is to himself to fix his mind and get on with his life in whatever way he sees fit

Behaviour

November 26, 2013

Letter to Gramps

A satirical letter from an eight year-old to his grandpa, that shines a light on the sort of example cricket is setting for the next generation

Tribute

November 19, 2013

Goodbye from a 'hater'

If you don't agree with the obsessive Tendulkar fan who believes his idol is God, does that make you a Tendulkar hater?

Tribute

November 18, 2013

Sunset in November

As Sachin Tendulkar played his final match, it was a throwback to the evenings of our childhood, as the darkness descended and we realised that we finally had to go home

Miscellaneous

November 15, 2013

The perils of reading Wisden

Is cricket's official record-keeper, not to mention it's readers, ready for the f-word to appear in its hallowed pages?

Pakistan cricket

November 11, 2013

The hopelessness of Pakistan's batting

There's light at the end of the tunnel for fans of Pakistan's batting - the light emanating from the tail of the Halley's Comet

Miscellaneous

October 31, 2013

Cricket's transnational era is upon us

Should cricket be proactive and embrace player movement between countries, acknowledging the way in which the world is morphing and the influence of globalisation on all professions?

England cricket

October 24, 2013

Six degrees of separation

What connects Trevor Jesty, who ended his umpiring career in the 2013 county season, to Don Bradman and WG Grace?

Indian cricket

October 17, 2013

So long, Ajit Agarkar

Now that he's retiring from the game, it's perhaps time to remember Agarkar for the heady highs he reached sporadically, instead of his frustrating failure to deliver on promise

Sachin Tendulkar retires

October 11, 2013

The kid who finally had to grow up

To this fan, Sachin Tendulkar is a kid who managed to extend his childhood beyond its definition

England cricket

October 08, 2013

Harmison, the enforcer

A chronicle of Steve Harmison's career, from the highs of Ashes 2005 and helping Durham to consecutive County Championships, to a low-key farewell from Test cricket

Canadian cricket

September 30, 2013

Cricket bonds in the Canadian autumn

While the CLT20 reaches its business end, players in the Toronto and District Cricket Association redefine "love of the game"

Records

September 21, 2013

A zero-sum game

A fantastic XI, made up of players known for their trysts with ducks

Australia cricket

September 18, 2013

Cricket endures in Australia's boondocks

Bush cricket is in need of coaches, caretakers and administrators. It has seen droughts, floods and bushfires. But it has endured, and that's a story worth telling

Cricket history

September 13, 2013

The league of extraordinary gentlemen

A dinner invitation list consisting of cricketers whose names are now intertwined with the sport - Lord, Wisden, Bosanquet and co.

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