A disgrace to cricket
A disgrace to cricket

For the first time ever, my entire family happened to be watching this game when the Warne/Samuels incident kicked off

Where does Sangakkara sit in the 10000 Club?
Where does Sangakkara sit in the 10000 Club?

There is a French proverb that states that "to compare is not to prove"

Australia's injury scenario a bizarre tale
Australia's injury scenario a bizarre tale

Following on from my most recent piece I now have cause to feel even more aggrieved for Mitchell Starc

Australia's 'best XI policy' goes for a toss
Australia's 'best XI policy' goes for a toss

Why not just entrust the fitness of an individual to that individual himself, and allowing him to live and die by his own fitness regime?

Clarke sets the benchmark high
Clarke sets the benchmark high

Since taking over from Ricky Ponting Clarke has seemingly created a culture that is refreshingly open, honest and upbeat, even in adversity

How to keep fast bowlers in the park?
How to keep fast bowlers in the park?

So what's changed in the last decade since the heyday of McGrath, Pollock, Vaas, Courtney Walsh, Wasim Akram and that genre of fast bowlers?

Was Quiney the sacrificial lamb?
Was Quiney the sacrificial lamb?

Was Quiney genuinely the best available batsman in the country three weeks ago when he made his Test debut?

Is cricket the only sport that rewards the less skillful?
Is cricket the only sport that rewards the less skillful?

Here's a question that may require a bit of thought; it occurred to me late on the third day of the engrossing Perth Test

Business jargon in cricket: who's accountable?
Business jargon in cricket: who's accountable?

All sports, not just cricket, are in the habit now of obfuscating the plain truth with jargon that has probably been borrowed from a business text book

Too much Mercedes, not enough Maruti
Too much Mercedes, not enough Maruti

A strong theme that seems to be emerging is this notion that young bowlers are just not getting the workload under their belt these days to ensure durability

Is the fitness support system failing the bowlers?
Is the fitness support system failing the bowlers?

It is difficult and unfair to criticise what you do not fully understand

Doosra: Is it really a question of integrity?
Doosra: Is it really a question of integrity?

John Inverarity has bowled me a doosra today with his comments about the doosra and integrity

Strauss - A very English captain
Strauss - A very English captain

It is with some sadness, even from the other side of the world, that I digest the news of Andrew Strauss retiring from all forms of cricket

Sledging is not necessary
Sledging is not necessary

So Paul Nixon, gifted ex-international cricketer and intellectual giant, thinks that sledging is a sign of wanting to win

Fitness is the player's responsibility
Fitness is the player's responsibility

My initial thoughts stemmed from the recent injuries to Pat Cummins and James Anderson, both of them breaking down after a ten-over bowling spell

Why do so many bowlers get injured?
Why do so many bowlers get injured?

It's not just cricket that suffers this affliction of the uber-fit athlete who is engineered like a Ferrari to the point where they're next to useless when it comes to durability

What's with the full tosses?
What's with the full tosses?

C'mon fellas, you're meant to be the best in the world and you're paid accordingly. No other profession would accept such a high ratio of execution error to this extent

Innings swap, anyone?
Innings swap, anyone?

Is there anyone else out there who spends their day thinking about cricket, coming up with theories on how to improve it?

Mankading is no grey area
Mankading is no grey area

Cricket needs to find a way to eliminate these anomalies because it is a game decided by the smallest of margins

Thirimanne issue shows cricket's double standards on morality
Thirimanne issue shows cricket's double standards on morality

India's withdrawal of the appeal speaks volumes of the maturity shown by Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar even in the heat of battle