The book that keeps on giving
The book that keeps on giving

The Wisden India Almanack, like its English counterpart, is evidence that print retains its charm in our digital age

Greenidge loses his off stump
Greenidge loses his off stump

The third World Cup final: Sandhu lands the punch that makes the knockout possible

Dreadheads
Dreadheads

Cricket fans live with the feeling because they know fandom is diluted without it

Farewells and remembered pleasures
Farewells and remembered pleasures

Goodbyes to Tendulkar and others, delightful essays and detailed recaps - the 2014 edition of the Indian Wisden has plenty to treasure

The many Pataudis
The many Pataudis

Twenty-two essays delve into the legacy of one of Indian cricket's most significant figures

The World-Cup-shaped void at the heart of my days
The World-Cup-shaped void at the heart of my days

The evenings will seem empty because of there is no match; the days will because there is no match to look forward to in the evening.

Mahela, intelligence and ingenuity
Mahela, intelligence and ingenuity

Why Mahela's hundred in the semi-final is one of the cleverest in the history of the World Cup

The clash of opposites
The clash of opposites

Of heroes and hero worship
Of heroes and hero worship

So Brian Lara will be gone from the one-day stage

A feast of excellence
A feast of excellence

The Curious Case of Greg Chappell
The Curious Case of Greg Chappell

As I write this, the news of Greg Chappell quitting is all over TV

Whose side are you on now?
Whose side are you on now?

Now that India is out of the World Cup, watching the games has become a pleasurable, anxiety-free, almost aesthetic exercise

Chasing a dream... for 24 years
Chasing a dream... for 24 years

“Cool first, write afterwards

The all-night watching game
The all-night watching game

Staying up all night watching and then dragging oneself to work the next day, bleary, bedraggled, hungover with lack of sleep: I really thought I wouldn’t have to do this before the Super 8 stage

It’s either this or nothing
It’s either this or nothing

Oh, the agony of that game against Bangladesh

From One World Cup to Another
From One World Cup to Another

The World Cup, coming as it does every four years, offers an occasion for stock taking

Days in Eden
Days in Eden

In Kolkata everyone's a cricket watcher, and what better place to watch it than at the stadium that has come to be an emblem of the city?

Hooked on torment
Hooked on torment

What are you if you switch the TV on at three in the morning knowing full well your team will probably get a pasting?

Eden on an impulse
Eden on an impulse

India v Pakistan in Kolkata, Laxman and Ganguly at the crease. Fly into town for the day?

Greenidge loses his off stump
Greenidge loses his off stump

The third World Cup final: Sandhu lands the punch that makes the knockout possible