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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

Indian cricket

December 28, 2013

The simple joys of a Ranji game

A Tamil Nadu supporter, on how it is to watch a Ranji Trophy match in Chennai

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


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?


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


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


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?


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


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


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

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Fabulous Freddie, and the three bears

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