Of endings and other things
Of endings and other things

Why the IPL's conclusion was less than ideal

Underdogs bite back
Underdogs bite back

Bangalore and Deccan seem to have a certain junior-senior synergy going, which teams like Chennai lack

The knowledge you never forget
The knowledge you never forget

Adam Gilchrist and the bicycle of cricket

A toast to the South
A toast to the South

When bragging rights are presented to you, you've got to take them

The joy of the run-out
The joy of the run-out

Of all the ways of getting out, one epitomises the game best

The fascinating Mr Nannes
The fascinating Mr Nannes

The joys of watching a player who doesn't make cricket seem like a sacrifice

Murali as emblem
Murali as emblem

Cricketers may not be politicians, but they can be more powerful than them as forces of unity

The cruelty of the last leg
The cruelty of the last leg

Just when you've got to know the teams, it's time to say goodbye to them

Warne v Tendulkar
Warne v Tendulkar

Their rivalry is extraordinary because it helps them egg each other on to higher levels of individual greatness

The league of lost gentlemen
The league of lost gentlemen

Why too much noise is sometimes made about cricket's degradation

McCullum by Chekhov
McCullum by Chekhov

Why a Russian short-story writer has everything to do with the predicament Kolkata Knight Riders' captain finds himself in

The inevitable ugliness of the IPL trophy
The inevitable ugliness of the IPL trophy

The monstrosity that the teams are playing for and the unfortunate things it says about modern India

Gladwell and cricket
Gladwell and cricket

Tipping points in Twenty20

The appeal of MS Dhoni
The appeal of MS Dhoni

The Chennai captain is both boy next door and bad boy, and that can be irresistible

Wanted: drama
Wanted: drama

We seem to have got to that point in the tournament where we need something more than just the cricket to liven things up

Bum deal
Bum deal

An approving look at the best posteriors in the IPL

The excitables and other fans
The excitables and other fans

A lot of the fun of the IPL has been watching the spectators

Maybe baby
Maybe baby

Chennai seem to have got their mojo back

The daily grind
The daily grind

Can analysing cricket all the time ruin one's love for it?

Who's on top of the cool table?
Who's on top of the cool table?

It's been fascinating to watch the personalities of the teams emerge