India in the lights
India in the lights

Their tour of Australia showed that India's time has come, both on the field and off it

Stuck in the middle
Stuck in the middle

Batsmen in what should be their most prolific years are more prone to falling prey to the weight of expectations, and thereby being brought face to face with their limitations

Cricketers open up
Cricketers open up

It is a mark of maturity that the likes of Shaun Tait, Lou Vincent and Marcus Trescothick have made public their turmoil

Come together
Come together

India needs to stop acting like an aggrieved outsider and take up the responsibility that comes with power. Australia needs to understand that its teams are supposed to set an example. For the good of the game, the two have to find a common language

What price justice?
What price justice?

If this is the way the Indian board intends to conduct its affairs hereafter, then God help cricket

Craftsman and cavalier
Craftsman and cavalier

Every significant passing produces a hundred memories. Adam Gilchrist's also brings forth a hundred smiles

Hayden's hundred an act of will
Hayden's hundred an act of will

Matthew Hayden's hundred at the Adelaide Oval was an act of will. From the moment he walked to the crease he steeled himself to construct a massive score

Did you break the code?
Did you break the code?

Cricket, unlike other sports, lacks a code that - although not mentioned in any rule book - is universally accepted and lends the sport a commonness of purpose

Raise your sights, India
Raise your sights, India

The world's most fanatical cricket nation must get serious about long-term success in the game and doing whatever that takes

The Aussie way
The Aussie way

Australian cricket is fierce, attacking and spirited. In many ways it reflects the country's origins and history

A man undefeated
A man undefeated

A working man without ego or vanity, Harold Larwood, having beaten the Australians, went and joined them

Decline and fall
Decline and fall

Self-indulgence and self-interest are to blame for West Indies' present condition.

Learning by degrees
Learning by degrees

Over the years cricket has not handled throwing well. Thankfully that seems to be changing, if slowly

The witchhunt has ended
The witchhunt has ended

The Woolmer case brought out deep-rooted prejudices that snowballed into mass hysteria before time and second opinion saw sanity restored

Fade to grey
Fade to grey

A reality check on Brain Lara and Sachin Tendulkar, two legends at the sunset of their careers

In the name of God, go
In the name of God, go

Peter Roebuck on why those running cricket in Zimbabwe have got to be swept aside

The impossible dream
The impossible dream

A celebration of the best cricket in 2001, starting with Peter Roebuck on VVS Laxman's epic 281 against Australia