Alagappan Muthu

Sub-editor, ESPNcricinfo


Why isn't BJ Watling a bigger deal than he is?
Why isn't BJ Watling a bigger deal than he is?

He has often swooped in to save the day when all has seemed lost for New Zealand, but the wicketkeeper-batsman prefers flying under the radar

Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja ensure India's dominance
Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja ensure India's dominance

India's spinners picked up five wickets between them to keep the pressure on a brittle Australian batting line-up

Pujara 193, Pant 159* grind Australia to dust
Pujara 193, Pant 159* grind Australia to dust

The hosts have spent 167.2 overs on the field but their batsmen still have to dig deep and show character if they are to survive in Sydney

Pujara 130*, Agarwal 77 as India take the day
Pujara 130*, Agarwal 77 as India take the day

India's No. 3 made his third century of the series, helping his team into a position of strength to perhaps take more than a share of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy

Curran and Unadkat are IPL millionaires, Hetmyer to RCB
Curran and Unadkat are IPL millionaires, Hetmyer to RCB

Loads of interest in Indian fast bowlers, some bumper winners among West Indies players, and Dube, Chakravarthy draw big bucks among local stars

The importance of Henry Nicholls
The importance of Henry Nicholls

He is by no means the finished product but has shown what New Zealand can expect should they keep the faith

I've put me in an awkward position
I've put me in an awkward position

Twisting, turning, bum-shaking - the oddest batting stances in the game

Mithali Raj fifty steers India to victory
Mithali Raj fifty steers India to victory

Her 16th T20I half-century wrapped up India's victory over Pakistan with six balls and seven wickets to spare

Big Jase shines bright for beleaguered West Indies
Big Jase shines bright for beleaguered West Indies

From not getting places to train to losing key players, it has been a difficult tour for West Indies but their captain has stood up to the challenges on and off the field

Shaw, Umesh get Kohli's vote of confidence ahead of Australia tour
Shaw, Umesh get Kohli's vote of confidence ahead of Australia tour

Prithvi Shaw's fluid attacking style and Umesh Yadav's fitness are attributes that India will find useful down under, says India captain

Umesh Yadav, India's go-to pacer at home
Umesh Yadav, India's go-to pacer at home

Along with his incisiveness, Umesh showed his ability to shoulder extra load in the absence of Shardul Thakur, producing a career-best performance against West Indies

Rahane tames his demons, Rahul revisits them
Rahane tames his demons, Rahul revisits them

In Rahane's bloody mindedness was a lesson for Rahul in turning around his form and confidence

Umesh Yadav also upset with quality of SG ball
Umesh Yadav also upset with quality of SG ball

The fast bowler joined R Ashwin and Virat Kohli in complaining that it goes too soft too early

Roston Chase masters spin and shows the way
Roston Chase masters spin and shows the way

While the other batsmen struggled to score runs or played reckless shots, West Indies' No. 6 rescued them with a near-spotless 98 not out

Shardul Thakur suffers groin strain on Test debut
Shardul Thakur suffers groin strain on Test debut

The 26-year old bowled only 10 balls on the morning of his Test debut and will not take the field for the rest of the day

Virat Kohli criticises quality of SG ball, and prefers the Dukes for Test cricket
Virat Kohli criticises quality of SG ball, and prefers the Dukes for Test cricket

The India captain said the SG ball was getting scuffed up and going soft too early

Family man Carl Hooper returns to cricket via commentary
Family man Carl Hooper returns to cricket via commentary

The former West Indies batsman talks about the time he spent outside the game, and the faith that brought him back

Hard to build something if team dynamics keep changing - Holder
Hard to build something if team dynamics keep changing - Holder

With the resignation of Stuart Law, West Indies are set to lose their third coach in four years

'Gayle's probably tapering off a bit' - Holder
'Gayle's probably tapering off a bit' - Holder

But the West Indies captain was confident that Gayle would be part of the team's World Cup plans next year

A case for India to play all three openers in Hyderabad?
A case for India to play all three openers in Hyderabad?

If India have decided that KL Rahul, Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal will be their three openers in Australia, it's prudent to pick all three in their last Test before the tour. But who sits out?