Jarrod Kimber

Writer, ESPNcricinfo

@ajarrodkimber


Not luck, not fluke - New Zealand deserve to be the World Test Champions
Not luck, not fluke - New Zealand deserve to be the World Test Champions

Cricket's second favourite team has fought hard and come a long way to become world No.1

Height, pace, movement, nous: why Kyle Jamieson is close to fast-bowling perfection
Height, pace, movement, nous: why Kyle Jamieson is close to fast-bowling perfection

New Zealand quick has had extraordinary start to his career ... because he is extraordinary

How does AB de Villiers boss the IPL at 37, despite playing no other top-level cricket?
How does AB de Villiers boss the IPL at 37, despite playing no other top-level cricket?

The greatest athletes are playing on longer in many sports. de Villiers is doing it in cricket (and so is James Anderson)

No fairy tale yet for Mustafizur Rahman, but he's in there fighting
No fairy tale yet for Mustafizur Rahman, but he's in there fighting

The Fizz had a unique set of skills early in his career but perhaps no one really understood how to make the best of him

Seven ways to improve T20, starring high-res cameras, shared meals, and more
Seven ways to improve T20, starring high-res cameras, shared meals, and more

The format is evolving, but not fast enough in some areas

Cricket's leaders must make sure players in T20 leagues get their salaries
Cricket's leaders must make sure players in T20 leagues get their salaries

What's the point of sanctioning these leagues if players' rights aren't protected?

Are lefties really prettier?
Are lefties really prettier?

Do we think that because they are rarer, and forget that there's a Chanderpaul for every Lara?

The tough, uncertain life of an assistant coach in T20
The tough, uncertain life of an assistant coach in T20

Never-ending travel, no job security, late payments, and lots of competition - it's no picnic working as support staff in leagues across the world

Is South Africa's outlook on spin changing?
Is South Africa's outlook on spin changing?

For years the country has been synonymous with seam bowling, but with the advent of Tahir, and now Maharaj, the tide might be turning

Why players are listening to commentators more than ever before
Why players are listening to commentators more than ever before

Cricketers are now willing and eager to take inputs from the former cricketers in the commentary boxes

Sreesanth: the story of a fall
Sreesanth: the story of a fall

How the clown prince of Indian cricket is fighting his way back after a jail sentence and a ban for spot-fixing

Meet Nicholas Pooran, child of franchise cricket
Meet Nicholas Pooran, child of franchise cricket

The West Indies dasher who made a mark at the World Cup might be the first player to come to the big time under the mentorship of the first generation of Caribbean T20 guns for hire

Did you know we just had a disability cricket World Cup?
Did you know we just had a disability cricket World Cup?

Chances are you didn't, and that's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the problems faced by disability cricket

Alex Carey always finds a way
Alex Carey always finds a way

From unsuccessful footballer to being the rock of Australia's World Cup batting, the wicketkeeper-batsman has fought his way through the fringes, failure and pain

Nerve, skill, errors: how the greatest ODI finish played out
Nerve, skill, errors: how the greatest ODI finish played out

You couldn't have scripted the end of the World Cup final better and it will take a long time to make sense of it. But here's an attempt

Kimber: Maybe winning World Cups is not in Australia's DNA, perhaps believing they will is in ours
Kimber: Maybe winning World Cups is not in Australia's DNA, perhaps believing they will is in ours

Most of our lives has been Australia winning, but that doesn't change the genuine problems of the team

The first four overs, and a semi-final we didn't think we'd have
The first four overs, and a semi-final we didn't think we'd have

New Zealand got to 2 for 1 after four overs, while India had 5 for 3; it wasn't the prediction at all

Afghanistan have hit a bump on their happy road
Afghanistan have hit a bump on their happy road

The World Cup's underdogs came in as fan favourites, but what they really wanted to do was win games. That didn't happen

You can try, but you can never out-Pakistan Pakistan
You can try, but you can never out-Pakistan Pakistan

They might have won the World Cup just once, but each World Cup really only belongs to Pakistan

Afghanistan find accidental hero in Ikram Alikhil
Afghanistan find accidental hero in Ikram Alikhil

He wasn't part of the original squad, and he started the tournament in the lower order. What could this teenaged wicketkeeper-batsman do at No. 3? Plenty