Magic moments go India's way
Magic moments go India's way

Looking back at the India v Pakistan World Twenty20 clash in Colombo on Sunday, Osman Samiuddin writes that over the past decade, India have become to Pakistan almost precisely what Pakistan were to India during the '80s and '90s

The five good men
The five good men

Looking at the selection of the national selectors by the BCCI, an editorial in the Indian Express states that for once the BCCI can be spared the customary brickbats

Why Sehwag continues to disappoint
Why Sehwag continues to disappoint

Virender Sehwag, who hasn't been among the runs in the ongoing World Twenty20, was left out of the India team for their final group encounter against England on Sunday

What is the problem with England and spin?
What is the problem with England and spin?

Loking back at England's capitulation against spin in their World Twenty20 game against India in Colombo, Simon Hughes writes that England have got it wrong

Chanderpaul and his son make runs
Chanderpaul and his son make runs

Another Chanderpaul is on the rise, in club cricket in the Caribbean at least, and the teenage Tagenarine is learning his trade by batting with his accomplished father, Shivnarine, West Indies' highest run-scorer in Tests.

The Pietersen dilemma
The Pietersen dilemma

Looking back on Kevin Pietersen's career, David Frith writes that Pietersen should now be enjoying some of his very best years

'West Indies would demolish the opposition'
'West Indies would demolish the opposition'

Fire in Babylon - a film on West Indies cricket in the 1970s and 1980s releases in India on Friday

England clinging to a repeat of T20 history
England clinging to a repeat of T20 history

England will enter the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka as defending champions, but without the player who was their star performer in the last edition: Kevin Pietersen

England's opening problems
England's opening problems

Looking ahead to England's Test series in India, Mike Selvey in the Guardian reckons that a replacement for Andrew Strauss at the top of the order will be the No

Dilshan and the dilscoop
Dilshan and the dilscoop

The dilscoop became synonymous with Sri Lanka's Tillakaratne Dilshan during the 2009 ICC World T20

A series that exceeded expectations
A series that exceeded expectations

Given how packed the cricket calendar is, the brief three-match Twenty20 series between Pakistan and Australia didn't seem to promise much

The Tendulkar conundrum
The Tendulkar conundrum

Following a poor Test series against New Zealand, questions are being asked about Sachin Tendulkar's form

Chance for Pakistan to answer some questions
Chance for Pakistan to answer some questions

Looking ahead to the three-match Twenty20 series between Pakistan and Australia, Osman Samiuddin in the National writes that while the temptation would be to approach it purely as intense and ideal preparation for the World T20, for Pakistan, it

A few positives for New Zealand
A few positives for New Zealand

Despite the 2-0 Test series loss to India, Kris Shannon writes that there are a few positives that have emerged for New Zealand: most notably the emergence of a triumvirate of young seamers

Was prepared to die on the pitch - Lillee
Was prepared to die on the pitch - Lillee

Dennis Lillee, the former Australian fast bowler, who recently stepped down as the director of the MRF Pace Foundation in Chennai talks to Jamie Alter on the fast bowling talent in India, India's changing attitude to fast bowling, injuries and

The end will come for all captains
The end will come for all captains

In the wake of Andrew Strauss's retirement, Suresh Menon on www.cricketnext.com , writes that in the end all captains must go - a sudden lack of form, an unexpected defeat, unshakeable self-doubt - it doesn't matter what form it takes

Let's celebrate the arrival of Pujara
Let's celebrate the arrival of Pujara

One of the key performers for India in the Test series against New Zealand has been Cheteshwar Pujara

Cook knows what he wants to do
Cook knows what he wants to do

Alastair Cook's life changed for ever last week when he was appointed to succeed Andrew Strauss as England's Test captain, writes Stephen Brenkley in the Independent

How can county cricket help itself?
How can county cricket help itself?

The decline in attendance at county cricket has many causes but sometimes the game does not help itself, writes Glenn Moore in the Independent

New era, new thinking?
New era, new thinking?

"It was a complete shock when Andrew Strauss called me on Tuesday to say he was retiring," writes Stuart Broad in his column in the Daily Mail