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Maybe handshakes will be replaced by a namaste.

Ajinkya Rahane wonders what post-pandemic cricket celebrations will look like

Nottingham's the charm

On tour in the UK, Firdose Moonda witnesses a fine comeback, visits the country's oldest pub, and squeezes in some yoga lessons

The BCCI Resistance turns one

Sharda Ugra: On this day in 2016, India's highest court mandated the Lodha Committee's recommendations. Six months past its deadline, the BCCI continues to stall

Vince chips in

Vince van der Bijl's career was stunted by isolation, but he is now helping to provide opportunities in the game to South Africa's less privileged kids. By Firdose Moonda

Aye aye captain

Some familiar quibbles and feature deficiencies aside, Cricket Captain remains cricket's foremost management and simulation game

Ellyse the incredible

Cricket star, football prodigy, Miss Marketable, children's author, café owner. But above all, Ellyse Perry is an inspiration

The left-armer who went to war

Tufty Mann was a miserly spinner for South Africa, but before that he was a soldier and captive in World War Two. By Luke Alfred

Savour the flavah

There's nothing like cricket in the Caribbean - or so our photo feature likes to claim

When Moeen trumped Sobers

Also, was Joe Root's 190 the highest score by a batsman in his first Test as captain? Steven Lynch answers your trivia questions

The game that didn't end

Review: Edge of Darkness entertainingly chronicles the last Timeless Test, played for ten days in 1939 in Durban

Meg Lanning, superstar

Jarrod Kimber: Australia's captain is talented, ruthless and utterly dominant. Young girls no longer need to look to men's cricket for role models

Matthew Nicholson's Christmas miracle

His only Test was an iconic match in Australia's home summer of 1998-99, and it made him a team-mate of several legends of the game. By Brydon Coverdale

Long live the Chesistance

To understand a batsman like Pujara in the year 2017, you have to understand his journey - and that of his family. By Sidharth Monga

How brazen can the BCCI get?

Gaurav Kalra: It makes no sense to appoint Niranjan Shah to a panel to look into the Lodha reforms when he's disqualified from office under those very reforms

To Canterbury we go

Firdose Moonda follows South Africa's men's, women's and A sides on their tours of England, but still has time to start learning a musical instrument

Is Samit moving towards the summit?

Samit Patel's rich vein of form has left him wondering if he is a better player than he ever imagined - not a bad mindset before a Lord's one-day final. By Jon Culley

Soul sisters

Best mates Tammy Beaumont and Lauren Winfield talk about their student life, learning curves and representing England together

Quinton and Keaton meet again

De Kock and Jennings shared a common cricket path till their under-19 days, after which the latter left South Africa for England. By Firdose Moonda

James Sutherland's greatest challenge?

Daniel Brettig: The Cricket Australia CEO has long been a model of pragmatic leadership, but the ongoing pay dispute will stretch his ability to find a compromise

Second coming

Niharika Mallimadugula had outgrown cricket... until an India-Australia Test series drew her back in all over again

The league of global T20 brands

The presence of established IPL franchises and other international businesses in South Africa's new T20 league shows what the future of the format could look like

How Australia's women got here

A World Cup is a celebration of how far the women's game has come, yet it should not be forgotten that many advancements were a long time coming. By Daniel Brettig

Pakistan, the Improbables

Can Pakistan's Champions Trophy triumph be explained by Haal or logic? Osman Samiuddin tries to figure it out

Fly, Pakistan, fly

Jarrod Kimber tells the story of a crazy, glorious, authentically Pakistani comeback

The haunting of Hyde Park

Firdose Moonda finds her favourite place in London, enjoys the company of the South African contingent - and has a brush with tragedy

Gimme a break

Breaks are ubiquitous in cricket. Not suprisingly, the most important type has to do with making money. By Simon Barnes

Rise, and shine, Hasan Ali

Jarrod Kimber: He went from being at the bottom of Pakistan's bowling attack to leading them into the final

Warriors' duty

The Kenya cricket team that fights for women's rights: an ESPN photo feature

Corey Anderson's struggle

He has had to fight expectations and wrestle with injury. Most of all, he has had to strive to outdo his potential. By Jarrod Kimber

The madness of Yuvraj Singh

Mukul Kesavan: Like against Pakistan last week, when he walks out onto the biggest stage, his eyes shine with a certain insanity

Who are the IPL's fans?

Srinath Sripath spends the evening of the tournament final in a Mumbai pub and comes away enlightened

Accommodating the IPL

How do hotels cater to the players' needs and wants over a two-month season? Vishal Dikshit finds out

The heart-stoppers

Which are the most thrilling T20 internationals ever played? Anantha Narayanan looks at the stats

Two vets and a kid

Peter Della Penna: Three promising newcomers in the USA side are hoping to help their team break its Division Three jinx

Jason Roy, the natural

Having found the consistency to match his obvious talent, he will be pivotal if England are to fulfil their potential this summer

Will Russell Domingo stay or go?

Cricket South Africa needs to make sure whatever the decision, it doesn't affect the team in a big way during a season of big assignments. By Firdose Moonda

The jawbreaker

Andy Roberts was too mean, too quick, too deadly… until you got to know him. By Mike Haysman

A long build-up of bad faith

Daniel Brettig: Before they can talk details, Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers Association must address the increasingly toxic atmosphere

What Nehra knows

Does Ashish Nehra keep tabs on his stats? We put his knowledge to the test


Does life on the cricket field end at 40? Certainly not - and we've got photographic evidence

How Tripathi became a Supergiant

Rahul Tripathi had to give up cricket when his army father was posted in Kashmir, but a move to Pune revived his childhood dream. By Sidharth Monga

Younis Maximus

Ahmer Naqvi: Younis Khan's career was spent overcoming challenges, but he has emerged as undeniably Pakistan's greatest Test batsman

In search of the next Sourav Ganguly

On the Road: Ramona Arena talks to former India keeper Deep Dasgupta about Maidan cricket, and meets a coach who is hunting for the next Dada in Kolkata

Will the BCCI seek refuge in T20?

Ian Chappell: The Indian board is not likely to take being rebuffed by the ICC lightly. A possible consequence could be an expansion of the IPL

Misbah's wilderness years

Hassan Cheema: Before he became one of Pakistan's great cricketers, Misbah-ul-Haq was ignored for years even as he dominated the domestic circuit

Locals v visitors

Anantha Narayanan presents country-wise stats-based selections of the best all-time home and visiting Test XIs

The best tenth-wicket stands

Few things in cricket are as life-affirming as the last-wicket stand. Nigel Henderson presents a survey and a celebration

How will cricket change by 2027?

Paddy Upton offers a few predictions on how technology and innovative thinking will radically change the game over the coming decade

A murder mystery in Madras

Have you read Mike Marqusee's Slow Turn, a novel filled with political intrigue, romance, and also cricket?

Riding around Rajkot

On the Road: Melinda Farrell tries a Gujarati thali, talks to Lions' young owner, Keshav Bansal, and visits Jaddu's Food Field

A stern eye on South Africa's past

Review: Reverse Sweep, Ashwin Desai's account of the country's cricket in recent years, is unsparing in its portrayal of a divided society. By Firdose Moonda

Meeting Mr Mullally

In his mum's little house in Perth, a former England bowler recovers from troubled times and recounts his tales to Emma John

'We can't let things slip now'

Ed Joyce is in the twilight of his career but is putting all his efforts into staying around to play Test cricket for Ireland

Are you an IPL nerd?

Take our quiz: who is the only bowler to have topped the wicket charts in two IPL seasons?

Sunil Narine - MVP?

Run Order: Brad Hogg, Aakash Chopra, Cyrus Broacha and ESPNcricinfo's staffers discuss his batting contributions in the IPL

Let's talk Younis

Cyrus Broacha, Aakash Chopra and Co get stuck into the Younis Khan retirement saga

Fantasy cricket

In Michael O'Leary's Out of It, Eden Park is the venue for cricketing flights of fancy that draw the reader in

I'm beggin' ya!

Photo Feature: For any young cricketers out there, our crash course in appealing is sure to be instructive

Arjuna versus

Arjuna Ranatunga wasn't afraid of getting in people's faces. We pick five of his best scraps


Cartoon: When the usual labels aren't enough

My Sabina days

Michael Holding recalls watching and playing cricket at the iconic Sabina Park

How popular is cricket?

Football and basketball take the top two spots, but what is cricket's place in the sporting universe? By Tim Wigmore

A sober rethink on sponsorship

Daniel Brettig: CA's latest beer sponsorship will not feature branding on players' uniforms, a sign of the increasingly fraught relationship between alcohol and sport

Why is SLC in public-relations overdrive?

Andrew Fidel Fernando: Thilanga Sumathipala's board has done as much for Sri Lanka's cricket as any other, but his own desperation for the limelight does them no favours

A phenom called Rashid Khan

With a googly few batsmen around the world are picking, the 18-year-old Afghanistan legspinner has been topping the bowling charts in the IPL

Why can't we make yorkers great again?

Jarrod Kimber: We often hear fans cry out for them as batsmen rack up the runs in T20, but there are reasons for why they aren't as effective as they once were

The beguilers

What makes us call a player a genius? Simon Barnes looks for answers

Meet Wankhede's North Stand Gang

The spectator experience in Indian stadiums can often be unpleasant. One group of fans from Mumbai wants to change that, one chant at a time

Idol worship

Adam Collins takes us on a guided tour of Australia's iconic cricket statues

India's rock of ages

Vinoo Mankad, who was born 100 years ago today, was the driving force behind the India team of the late '40s and '50s

Collingwood looks up from the bottom

Jon Culley: With a 48-point deficit against their name, Durham have their work cut out in Division Two this year. Their captain knows it's going to be a slog

Might they have played for India?

V Ramnarayan: Indian domestic cricket is full of players who have been unlucky to miss out on national selection. Here are 11 of the best