George Binoy

Deputy editor, ESPNcricinfo


Close encounters of the temperamental kind
Close encounters of the temperamental kind

A preview of how New Zealand, South Africa and Pakistan line-up ahead of the Champions Trophy

Sachin who? and other stories
Sachin who? and other stories

George Binoy decided to take a stroll in the stands intent on proving that Indians could sledge too

Gayle seals emphatic win
Gayle seals emphatic win

West Indies overwhelmed Bangladesh by ten wickets in the fourth qualifying match in Jaipur to secure a berth in the main stage of the Champions Trophy

Stage fright? What stage fright?
Stage fright? What stage fright?

So Pakistan are without Inzamam-ul-Haq, their captain and highest runscorer, as they begin their quest for the Champions Trophy. Leaving captaincy aside The List says that Pakistan might not miss Inzamam the batsman much in such a big tournament

Would you want to bowl at this team?
Would you want to bowl at this team?

The List looks at the highest batting averages at each position for Tests and one-day internationals

Nazir special brings Sialkot back
Nazir special brings Sialkot back

Imran Nazir's cavalier 123 helped Sialkot cut Uttar Pradesh's lead significantly after they had been reduced to 96 for 6

Shamshad and Shukla lead UP fightback
Shamshad and Shukla lead UP fightback

Uttar Pradesh's lower-order batsmen staged a doughty fightback after Sialkot's fast bowlers had knifed through the top order to leave the match evenly poised on the opening day at Dharamsala

Coming good when it counts
Coming good when it counts

This week we look at the best performers in knock-out matches which comprise of finals, semi-finals, quarter-finals

Boucher blitz blows Zimbabwe away
Boucher blitz blows Zimbabwe away

Mark Boucher's brutal 147 off 68 balls powerd South Africa to 418 for 5 in the final ODI at Potchefstroom. In reply Zimbabwe scored 247 for 4 as South Africa swept the series 3-0

Hurricane Hussey scales heights
Hurricane Hussey scales heights

Hussey captained Australia for the first time against West Indies at the Kinrara Oval after just 40 international appearances and celebrated the occasion with a hundred. This week, we focus on the best performances in a first match as captain

Skip the ads, savour the action
Skip the ads, savour the action

Tata Sky, the satellite television from TATA and STAR, has launched Actve Sports, an interactive sports programming that offers this new feature along with virtual graphics and statistics

Gloriously walking into the sunset
Gloriously walking into the sunset

This week we look at best performances in the final series of a career

Dhoni's dubious absence, and another forfeiture
Dhoni's dubious absence, and another forfeiture

George Binoy looks back on The Week That Was

Decline of the one-day specialist
Decline of the one-day specialist

In the 1990s several ice-cool finishers, ruthless hitters, and death-bowling experts - read Michael Bevan, Ricardo Powell and Ian Harvey among others - who carved a niche for themselves in one-day cricket but couldn't cement their place in the Test sides

A 92-year old record, and Murali's mastery
A 92-year old record, and Murali's mastery

In the recent Test series against South Africa, Muttiah Muralitharan added another bauble to his treasury. His 22 wickets that spurred Sri Lanka to a 2-0 win were the most for a bowler in a two-Test series

How the forfeiture denied Yousuf a shot at a record
How the forfeiture denied Yousuf a shot at a record

With one innings left, Mohammad Yousuf had a shot at surpassing Zaheer Abbas's Pakistan record for most runs in a series but because of the forfeiture on the fourth day his tally remained 631, 19 short of Abbas

Pakistan's most successful venue in England
Pakistan's most successful venue in England

The stats preview for the fourth Test between England and Pakistan at The Oval which starts on Thursday

Homesickness, and those who don't suffer from it
Homesickness, and those who don't suffer from it

This week, we look at the biggest differences between home and away averages for bowlers

There's no place like home
There's no place like home

Batsmen with the biggest differences between home and away averages and vice versa

Strydom stars in series-clinching triumph
Strydom stars in series-clinching triumph

Zimbabwe, led by Vusi Sibanda, made a confident start in pursuit of a series-clinching win in the fourth one-day international at Harare