Alagappan Muthu

Sub-editor, ESPNcricinfo


Low-profile champions seek spotlight
Low-profile champions seek spotlight

Perth Scorchers and Dolphins did not dominate their local T20 tournaments and do not boast the star power of their IPL counterparts, but they both function better than the sum of their parts

Nervous bowlers, and triple chances
Nervous bowlers, and triple chances

Plays of the Day from the CLT20 qualifier match between Lahore Lions and Northern Knights in Raipur

Southee and Boult demolish Lions
Southee and Boult demolish Lions

Tim Southee and Trent Boult shared five wickets between them to force Lahore Lions to 19 for 5 while chasing 171. The rest was simply a blur of pink as Northern Knights hurtled to a crushing 72-run victory.

Pollard's starting trouble
Pollard's starting trouble

Plays of the Day from the Champions League qualifier match between Mumbai Indians and Lahore Lions in Raipur

Lahore Lions bowlers sink listless Mumbai Indians
Lahore Lions bowlers sink listless Mumbai Indians

Mohammad Hafeez had tried to portray Lahore Lions as the underdog but as the match wore on, it was revealed to be a ruse as a bowling line-up that looked fit for an international team and confounded Mumbai Indians

How the four Qualifiers stack up
How the four Qualifiers stack up

A look at the four qualifying teams of the Champions League T20 2014

England seek limited-overs reboot
England seek limited-overs reboot

England's composition has been under fire in ODIs but they have an opportunity to address against India, who have rarely been in advantageous positions in away series in the recent past

Subcontinent lessons for Australia's youngsters
Subcontinent lessons for Australia's youngsters

Australia's National Performance Squad, guided by Greg Chappell, is on a short India tour and the focus is on honing skills that can help the youngsters do well in varied conditions

Piedt ensures South Africa triumph
Piedt ensures South Africa triumph

Zimbabwe had competed ably for 10 sessions in Harare, but they wilted in the face of reverse swing and prodigious turn after lunch on the fourth day as South Africa cantered to a nine-wicket victory

Nyumbu's five limits deficit to 141
Nyumbu's five limits deficit to 141

Offspinner John Nyumbu became the second Zimbabwean to take five wickets on debut and kept South Africa's lead to 141

Du Plessis fifty marks slow South Africa progress
Du Plessis fifty marks slow South Africa progress

Faf du Plessis and Dean Elgar struck fifties but South Africa were very slow and finished at 201 for 4 on day two

Taylor 93 leads Zimbabwe's fight
Taylor 93 leads Zimbabwe's fight

Brendan Taylor was the bulk of Zimbabwe's resistance and ensured honours were even at stumps as South Africa took nine wickets for 248

Pakistan aim to optimise talent pool
Pakistan aim to optimise talent pool

Pakistan have to battle rust and their own flip-flop form against Sri Lanka who have enjoyed a golden run in international cricket over the past six months

Boult, Southee script series win
Boult, Southee script series win

Trent Boult and Tim Southee shepherded New Zealand their first series win away from home against a top-eight nation in 12 years

Rain intervenes with New Zealand on top
Rain intervenes with New Zealand on top

Kane Williamson was at his meticulous best and his seventh Test century guided New Zealand into a commanding position as the lead swelled to 307 before heavy rain intervened

Wagner, Williamson put New Zealand ahead
Wagner, Williamson put New Zealand ahead

Neil Wagner took 4 for 64 to limit West Indies from taking advantage of a solid foundation and Kane Williamson ushered the visitors through a difficult final session to set up a lead of 99

Rain curtails West Indies progress
Rain curtails West Indies progress

A resolute half-century from Kraigg Brathwaite was the cornerstone of West Indies performance on the second day, which was severely cut short by rain

Neesham, Benn star on see-saw day
Neesham, Benn star on see-saw day

Sulieman Benn picked up five wickets to limit New Zealand to 293. Jimmy Neesham scored a busy fifty and helped New Zealand keep a quick tempo as they recovered from 194 for 7

Mixed results, but invaluable experience
Mixed results, but invaluable experience

The series in Bangladesh was unexpectedly difficult for the batsmen, but they will be richer for the experience

Pitch offered batsmen a good workout, says Raina
Pitch offered batsmen a good workout, says Raina

The pitch in Mirpur was something of a revelation for Suresh Raina, who said: "Especially in the subcontinent, I haven't seen a wicket do this much in the last 10 years"