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Why cricket's national stereotypes are outdated
We often tend to overstate certain characteristics of teams as permanent qualities, but a team's identity is constantly in flux
What sport means to us
When you go to watch a Test, you participate in a ritual that is a part of civilised existence
What has to be done to save Test cricket?
A two-division structure will give the format the shake-up it needs. It's important for fans of the traditional game to embrace change
What is sporting achievement made of?
Records and victories matter, but not as much as the power sportsmen have to engage our emotions and imagination
Welcome to the era of the total batsman
T20 has produced a breed of player who with his imagination, athleticism and technical mastery proves that scoring prodigiously and fast does not have to involve massive risk-taking
Was Cozier the last of a golden age of commentators?
The sport and media landscape has changed so much that we may never have definitive voices like his ever again
The World T20 and the battle for cricket's future
Who will win the war of techniques: the batsmen or the power hitters? Will timing triumph over muscle?
The importance of Afghanistan's exuberance
The way they throw themselves into cricket with unfettered passion is a lesson to those of us for whom the game may have lost its freshness
The torture makes the genius?
For all the perspective he gained later in life, would Martin Crowe have been the batsman he was if not for the disharmony within him?
The clear-sightedness of Brendon McCullum
He was able to free himself of the pressure of looking in the rear-view mirror and instead set about building an expressive, audacious team
Why T20 batting needn't be all about on-side power-hitting
George Bailey's technique shows that an alternative set of solutions is evolving, which are less derivative of baseball
The figure a shot makes
It's about trusting yourself rather than premeditating events, achieving simplicity in a complex environment, and finding clarity in the midst of a contest
Has sport ever had it so good?
The doomsayers may believe different, but sport is a more prominent part of our culture than ever, and fears of its decline are vastly exaggerated
Sport is more about philosophy than we might think
The greatest competitive advantage, in cricket and other games, is the ability to use existing information better than the opposition - i.e. critical thinking
Why blame culture is toxic for sport
Is ranting at players during team talks like bloodletting in the age of quack doctors?
The man with no minus
In most sportsmen, extraordinary ability and strengths are inevitably accompanied by some inadequacy, big or small. Not so with AB de Villiers
The pink ball isn't a risk, resisting change is
Test cricket will be under threat if there is resistance to experiments such as day-night matches
How good would cricket be if we made the easy fixes?
The bad-light farce in Abu Dhabi should be a wake-up call to the ICC to be more proactive in enforcing rules that benefit the game at large
Full Members concerned over idea of nine overseas players per XI in UAE league
05-Aug-2022•Nagraj Gollapudi and Osman Samiuddin