From our readers

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

Sri Lankan cricket

September 15, 2014

Don't get greedy Sri Lanka

Damith Samarakoon

A lesson for Sri Lankan Cricket from Breaking Bad - if it ain't broke, don't obsess over fixing it

England cricket

September 10, 2014

Cricket brings out raw emotions

Akshay Loomba

The majority of the crowd that booed Moeen Ali at Edgbaston did not have race or religion in their mind. But a smaller section did, and that should not be condoned


September 08, 2014

Cricket - then, now, forever

A lot has changed, some of it stays the same. Corporate, or classic - cricket continues to seduce

England cricket

September 01, 2014

Anderson or Trueman?

Who is England's best bowler? The debate rages on

Sri Lankan cricket

August 27, 2014

For the love of the game

Stories of Arjuna, of Sanath, and of a third-world country recovering from war and trying to set its house in order


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Wicket off a no-ball? Not bad luck, mate

In a game of fine margins, isn't it wrong to assume that a delivery delivered...


London to Colombo for Younis

A Younis Khan fan travels all the way from London for his 100th Test in Colombo