Gavaskar: two Thursdays
Gavaskar: two Thursdays

Twice on a tour of Australia, Sunny was out bowled for zero

Abbamania
Abbamania

Twelve years ago, Abdul Qadir, still good enough to turn out for Pakistan, spent a summer playing club cricket in Melbourne. The few who saw him remember it like it was yesterday

Blew
Blew

The wind in the WACA and other Perth phenomena

Non-epic
Non-epic

Chandra and Qadir, Gower and Viv - a case for the transformative power of the miniature

The thirty-ninth summer of DK Lillee
The thirty-ninth summer of DK Lillee

What if there was an office he could go to, shut the door, do the thing that was inside him and no one ever had to see it?

The lingering image of Rubel Hossain
The lingering image of Rubel Hossain

Short, slight, fast, skiddy, moves it sideways, in-drifts it, and gets good bounce. And the last Australia probably saw of him was two one-over spells

Elegy for runlessness
Elegy for runlessness

Chatara to Dhawan: six balls, no runs, six paragraphs. There's a certain poetry about the maiden over

Twenty-two balls from Chris Jordan
Twenty-two balls from Chris Jordan

Or how England can take a simple idea and stretch it till it makes no sense at all

Man walks into a bar, watches Afghanistan
Man walks into a bar, watches Afghanistan

It's natural that cricket's obsessives should relish the sparkle of Afghanistan's play this World Cup

Soumya Sarkar's shot in the dark
Soumya Sarkar's shot in the dark

The long-lasting memory of a young batsman we have never seen before is of that one brilliant shot announcing his arrival

Ross Taylor: hips don't lie
Ross Taylor: hips don't lie

On the first morning of the World Cup: a most engrossing 14 runs

The wow and the sheesh
The wow and the sheesh

Coloured clothes, black sightscreens, two white balls: the game of cricket looked so different in 1992. But writing about it now seems more fun than watching it then

Five pictures
Five pictures

How much can moments captured in still frames tell you about the people in them? More than you can imagine

The forgotten Australian allrounder
The forgotten Australian allrounder

On his day, Gary Gilmour could change the game with bat or ball, but a debilitating foot injury, the Packer era and an offhand attitude to fitness meant he played his last Test at 25

Watching Ashton Agar
Watching Ashton Agar

When you make 98 from No. 11 on debut, it is your premature fate to never just be another name on a teamsheet

The Marsh mystery
The Marsh mystery

He looks like one of Australia's top six batsmen, doesn't make the necessary runs in first-class cricket, briefly dazzles in Tests, goes away, then comes back

Why is it always about the team?
Why is it always about the team?

Insiders consider Kevin Pietersen's lack of "teamliness" his biggest flaw but spectators love to watch him play. So who matters more?

The 52nd six
The 52nd six

Watching and hearing a six hit at a ground is a visceral experience, even in an age when sixes are the norm, not the exception

Faint fluttering decibels
Faint fluttering decibels

Bill Lawry, no stranger, returns, with his gift to articulate precisely what the viewer is thinking

A cricket ground's song
A cricket ground's song

What makes a special cricket place special? At Adelaide Oval, part of it is that going to the cricket is about not having to watch the cricket