A wake-up call for a cliquey sport
A wake-up call for a cliquey sport

Ireland have proudly carried the associates' standard for two World Cups in succession. They're not asking for free lunches, just for a fair chance

England show they belong at the top
England show they belong at the top

Few gave Andrew Strauss's team a chance of getting close to India's 338, but the captain led the way and after nearly giving the game away they showed their spirit at the death

England save themselves Oranje faces
England save themselves Oranje faces

Andrew Strauss has admitted to a poor performance from England in the field during their six-wicket win against the Netherlands

Strauss excited by Pietersen at top of order
Strauss excited by Pietersen at top of order

Not since Marcus Trescothick was in his prime have England had an opener who could keep pace with the Sehwags, Dilshans and Gayles of the world

England aim to prove their subcontinent credentials
England aim to prove their subcontinent credentials

Matt Prior might have been surprised to get a late call-up to England's World Cup squad, but is now ready to play a new role

A new peak for an old master
A new peak for an old master

In the alleged twilight of his career, Tendulkar goes past yet another milestone

Reign of Steyn
Reign of Steyn

How does a pace bowler take seven wickets in an innings on a subcontinent pitch? By being Dale Steyn

No one divides like Ganguly
No one divides like Ganguly

Few Indian cricketers have polarised the fans like Sourav Ganguly, evoking love and hate in near equal measure. The IPL's snub will do little to change that

Beer Prayers on a soggy day
Beer Prayers on a soggy day

One fan, wearing a You Indians Give Us the Runs T-shirt - it's a must-have if you're prone to racial stereotyping - grudgingly admitted that the expected walkover might not materialise, "Not like the English last summer anyway"

The art of Mahela
The art of Mahela

He started out slowly and switched to all-out attack, and played not a graceless shot throughout

Star for a day
Star for a day

His 7 for 51 against Australia in Leeds would remain Winston Davis' most memorable ODI performance

No one like Steyn
No one like Steyn

He's the only one today who matches up to Lillee, Thommo, Maco, Wasim, Waqar and the other fast-bowling greats of the past

Donald debuts on the World Cup stage
Donald debuts on the World Cup stage

Donald makes South Africa's debut World Cup game one to savour

A decade of covering Sachin
A decade of covering Sachin

Charting the highs and lows, the changing roles and the changing game of the Indian legend since century No. 25

The bouncer rule
The bouncer rule

West Indies' intimidatory tactics and painfully slow over-rates prompted the lawmakers to take away the fast bowler's most lethal weapon

The case for Yuvraj and Munaf
The case for Yuvraj and Munaf

Despite his problems in Tests, Yuvraj Singh is an integral part of India's World Cup XI, while Munaf Patel would make an ideal third seam option

The power of a silent plea
The power of a silent plea

The story of a man who had the courage to stand up to a tyrant

Expect the expected
Expect the expected

New Zealand have rarely challenged India in India. This tour is unlikely to change that

An India to reckon with
An India to reckon with

What would a team made of players from the side's three most successful eras look like?

From hardship to hunger for success
From hardship to hunger for success

Over the years, Australia's tours to India have changed in character: they've become more frequent, players have grown accustomed to the conditions, and the rivalry has intensified