From our readers

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?


October 24, 2015

The cricket@work experience

A reader from India sends us his perspective of an office cricket tournament


October 24, 2015

How I will always remember Sehwag

Four deliveries that summed up Sehwag's batting, and highlighted the difference between him and Tendulkar


October 10, 2015

When McGrath bowled the perfect over

Nasser Hussain was the hapless victim when McGrath bowled six flawless deliveries at the Gabba in 2002

September 21, 2015

A dozen wildly creative uses of a cricket ball

In an abacus, in Euclidean mathematics, to settle purchase-related disputes and more

Brian Close 1931-2015

September 16, 2015

Close to steel

Brian Close was a player whose physical bravery was second to none

September 15, 2015

The spirit's in the laws

Joe Yates

Why was the appeal for obstructing the field against Ben Stokes considered to be against the 'spirit of the game' when the laws permit it?


September 10, 2015

A biology-inspired rain rule for T20s

While it is true that no mathematical system is 100% perfect when applied to limited-overs cricket, it is a pleasant surprise that one of biology's most well-known scaling relation could hold the key to T20 cricket's rain woes

September 07, 2015

Why the Gatting ball is not the best of the century

A challenger for the title of the ball of the century

The Investec Ashes 2015

August 25, 2015

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 from 21.8 yards would yield the same result as one delivered from 22.2 yards?

Australia cricket

August 17, 2015

Clarke, the 'un-Australian' who succeeded

Australian cricket never really accepted Michael Clarke for who he was, and instead expected him to be much like his mean, tough predecessors


August 17, 2015

Babylonian or Greek: what's your pick?

Richard Feynman, the American physicist, distinguished mathematical tradition based on the Babylonian and Greek ways of thinking. His reasoning could apply to batting styles too


August 09, 2015

So long, Pup

I always imagined Clarke would score over 10,000 Test runs. Over 30 Test centuries. Alas, it is not to be

Investec Ashes 2015

August 03, 2015

Five reasons why Aussie fans shouldn't fear

Australia may have gone down within three days in Edgbaston, but here's why all is not lost for them in this series. Sort of.


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