The enemy within
The enemy within

New Zealand cricket has been reduced to its present low state chiefly by a lack of cohesion

Dhoni plays it straight
Dhoni plays it straight

India's captain brings an uncomplicated, honest approach to cricket

The many sides of Sourav
The many sides of Sourav

Sometimes a rebel, often a creative force, always in the thick of it, Ganguly has been a many-layered character, and his career an astonishing one

Twelve years after
Twelve years after

A dasher, a spinner, a grafter, a keeper: a look back to 1996, when India and Australia last met in a Test in Delhi

A tale of two captains
A tale of two captains

Dhoni thought clearly and led from the front; Ponting was powerless and unsure of both himself and his players

Regular service
Regular service

Bangalore provided good cricket but not much to take the breath away. Will Mohali be different?

It takes two
It takes two

A couple of men, both of whom have been at their peak in India-Australia contests, are going to be vital again

Pup's a brand new dog
Pup's a brand new dog

Over his four years in Test cricket Michael Clarke has reined in his youthful exuberance, sought understanding and refined his game

Dressing room, not boat
Dressing room, not boat

It has taken Andrew Symonds a lot of time and effort to become the feared opponent he is. Soon he will realise, once again, where he belongs

Upwards, kicking and screaming
Upwards, kicking and screaming

Kevin Pietersen has always pursued greatness; England have been reluctant to. Now the two must rise together

Stumps for Sourav
Stumps for Sourav

For the Indian middle order, it has become a matter of survival, and Ganguly is the most vulnerable

The man who played his part
The man who played his part

Vaughan was a tough, intuitive captain who was given the task of charting a path forwards, which he did admirably

The making of Mahela
The making of Mahela

Jayawardene has overcome prejudice and perception to bind his team together impressively

Older, wiser, leader
Older, wiser, leader

Graeme Smith has come a long way but the road ahead of him is steep still

What is wrong with the English?
What is wrong with the English?

At no point in the last 50 years has the country that invented the game stood at the top of the rankings. They have only themselves to blame

Made in Guyana
Made in Guyana

Shivnarine Chanderpaul is a self-made man and player, shaped by circumstances and will, his technique not so much odd as original

Twenty20 is cricket too
Twenty20 is cricket too

The IPL has shown that the shortest version provides as many insights, dramas and stories as any other form of the game

Four thumbs up
Four thumbs up

The IPL has showcased a high standard of cricket, emphasised sportsmanship, fostered camaraderie, and treated spectators right. More power to it.

The darkest hour
The darkest hour

The mishandling of the Zimbabwe crisis is perhaps the most shameful chapter in the ICC's history

Service with a smile
Service with a smile

Not the least of Brett Lee's achievements this summer has been how he has managed to keep his temper and dignity while all about him were losing theirs