From our readers

July 31, 2015

Lounging with Gilly

A chance encounter with a cricket hero


July 28, 2015

Margin call

Can a cricket team "bounce back" from a defeat by a margin of 405 runs? Logic and history suggest not

England cricket

July 18, 2015

England's opening merry-go-round

Jack Mendel

In the absence of a world-class candidate among the pool of openers, the England selectors should give a long rope to whoever is chosen


July 06, 2015

Trent bucks the trend

Trent Boult has shown, without doubt, that there are other ways of silencing batsmen than launching streams of invective towards them


June 22, 2015

Thank you, Mustafizur

What he has managed to do is create an aura, albeit momentarily, that the hardworking, less-rewarded and unfairly disregarded participant in the game, the bowler, can also be the boss at times


June 12, 2015

Not red, not white

The cricketing landscape has changed in Switzerland with the introduction of pink balls from the 2015 season

England cricket

June 08, 2015

Streaky Bacon

Unlike the usual lean, mean and salty back bacon, streaky bacon is more entertaining, sometimes disappointing but difficult to give up, much like Stuart Broad


June 04, 2015

Kept in reserve

The job of reserve wicketkeeper has often been a frustrating one on tour

England cricket

May 27, 2015

Moeen Ali is a bona fide Test bowler

Although Moeen Ali is not perceived as a frontline spinner, his wicket-taking propensity coupled with his batting ability could make him one of England's best Test allrounders

IPL 2015

May 19, 2015

Three reasons to love Super Kings

A fan lists her favourite Super Kings' players

IPL 2015

May 15, 2015

Pravin Tambe - my IPL hero

Is cricket all about records and glory or is it about the dream of being given a chance to be the best one can be?

May 12, 2015

Memories from a bookshelf

A match of the one-armed v the one-legged, the bail that flew 211 yards, and other tales

May 03, 2015

Sports, luck and Dhoni

What is the difference between a Twenty20, a fifty-over match and a five-day Test? Does randomness play a role?

April 20, 2015

Why I want the word 'match-winner' erased from cricket's vocabulary

"Match-tilting" a better phrase for influential performances a team sport where an individual can't decide team results entirely

Sri Lankan cricket

April 16, 2015

Kapila Wijegunawardene: the man who bowled Viv Richards

Kapila Wijegunawardene, Sri Lanka's new chairman of selectors, was an unsung cricketer. Not many know that he bowled Viv Richards and played a key role in Sri Lanka's first ODI win over West Indies

Richie Benaud, 1930-2015

April 14, 2015

My Richie era

Ric Finlay

How Richie Benaud's passion for work and attention to detail precipitated a relationship with me that lasted until his death

Richie Benaud 1930-2015

April 13, 2015

The voice of summer reason

A poem for Richie Benaud, who enthralled the cricket world for decades

Richie Benaud 1930-2015

April 12, 2015

The panache of Benaud

Richie Benaud's style and innovative bowling turned him into an idol for a little boy in India during the 1950s

Australia news

April 10, 2015

Richie Benaud: Simply 'marvellous'

There is a certain beauty and charm to the game of cricket. Richie Benaud's voice raised that charm to a new plane

Pakistan news

April 09, 2015

Wahab Riaz: pace is pace yaar

Have you ever had the experience of watching a Pakistan fast bowler attempt to defend a slim total?


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