George Binoy

Deputy editor, ESPNcricinfo


Hit roof, get six
Hit roof, get six

A high-flying shot from Aaron Finch that hit the roof of the Docklands Stadium effected a change in rules in the Big Bash League

Television creates a farce at T20 World Cup
Television creates a farce at T20 World Cup

"As jokes go, Saturday night's Twenty20 World Cup Group C clash between Sri Lanka and South Africa was one of the least funny," writes Hamish Bidwell for Fairfax News

The war Bradman was determined to win
The war Bradman was determined to win

An extract from Malcolm Knox's book Bradman's War in the Sydney Morning Herald describes how England and Australia cricketers who fought in World War II wanted to play the game in a friendlier manner

Andrew Strauss: My last week as England captain was hard
Andrew Strauss: My last week as England captain was hard

In rural Buckinghamshire, the worry-lines have cleared as rapidly as a spring shower

Should Kevin Pietersen go to India?
Should Kevin Pietersen go to India?

The Daily Mail asked several former England cricketers whether Kevin Pietersen should be part of the squad for the India tour later this year

Milne's T20 baptism risks quick exit
Milne's T20 baptism risks quick exit

Mark Richardson, writing in The New Zealand Herald , is impressed by the pace of rookie fast bowler Adam Milne but says Twenty20 cricket isn't a good way to develop a spearhead.

Gayle backs the cricketer in Usain Bolt
Gayle backs the cricketer in Usain Bolt

Can Usain Bolt, the world's fastest man, hold his own on a cricket field? Chris Gayle, one of the most destructive Twenty20 batsmen, certainly thinks so.

End Australian influence in New Zealand
End Australian influence in New Zealand

If John Buchanan is not already on shaky ground with New Zealand Cricket, he should be, writes Aaron Lawton for Fairfax NZ News .

'England to beat South Africa 2-0'
'England to beat South Africa 2-0'

The two best Test sides around are evenly matched but wet conditions should give England the edge, says Mike Selvey in the Guardian .

Time to tread carefully on India-Pakistan series
Time to tread carefully on India-Pakistan series

"It may pay to be far more cautious in negotiating this restart than earlier ones in 1978, then 1999, and finally in 2004, not least because until and unless the first ball is actually delivered, in Kolkata probably sometime near Christmas, we cannot

'An opportunity to reflect on a tough season'
'An opportunity to reflect on a tough season'

VVS Laxman hasn't played competitive cricket since January, when India returned from Australia, having been beaten 0-4 in the Tests

The BPL problem
The BPL problem

The moment the concept of the Bangladesh Premier League was brought into public attention, a debate began over the Bangladesh Cricket Board's ability to stage a tournament modelled on the Indian Premier League, writes Bishwajit Roy in Daily Star .

Pietersen's new demands display stunning arrogance
Pietersen's new demands display stunning arrogance

Who is advising Kevin Pietersen, assuming the tripe pedalled about him coming back to play for England’s one-day team isn’t entirely of his own making

Action needed to stop rot
Action needed to stop rot

The lack of preparation leading into the current tour of the West Indies reeked of arrogance that New Zealand Cricket and the players have not earned or can ill afford, writes Mark Richardson in the Herald on Sunday .

Tendulkar’s interests not same as India’s
Tendulkar’s interests not same as India’s

Suresh Menon, writing in Wisden India , says if Sachin Tendulkar is not likely to play the 2015 World Cup, "he has no business being in the Indian team to Sri Lanka this month."

'You don't need a designation to bring about change'
'You don't need a designation to bring about change'

Gautam Gambhir talks about his preparation for the season ahead, his lack of centuries in Tests, and his attitude towards leadership in an interview with Hindustan Times .

Has this cricket season been a complete wash-out?
Has this cricket season been a complete wash-out?

In the Telegraph , Scyld Berry wonders if there has ever been a cricket season so badly affected by the rain ...

Mark Boucher doesn't do self-pity
Mark Boucher doesn't do self-pity

The hardest decision Mark Boucher ever made in his life was the one to retire, and he made it two months ago, writes Neil Manthorp in the Telegraph .

Targeting a 100mph
Targeting a 100mph

One of the ECB Academy’s missions is to develop a succession of players capable of reaching a ton

Kane able as captain but is it too soon?
Kane able as captain but is it too soon?

The decision to appoint 21-year-old Kane Williamson as interim New Zealand cricket captain smacks as cruel, writes Andrew Alderson in the Herald on Sunday .