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Glenn Phillips: 'If I don't know what's going on, how does the bowler?'
Glenn Phillips: 'If I don't know what's going on, how does the bowler?'

The in-form New Zealand batter explains the thought process behind his reverse pull

What record was achieved in the 1998 India-Pakistan final in Dhaka?
What record was achieved in the 1998 India-Pakistan final in Dhaka?

We test your knowledge on tri-series and quadrangulars

Does it make sense for cricketers to be locked down in a country where the public at large is free?
Does it make sense for cricketers to be locked down in a country where the public at large is free?

The outbreak of Covid in the England ODI camp throws some of the game's inequities into relief

No domestic bliss: Indian cricketers wait for upswing after lost year
No domestic bliss: Indian cricketers wait for upswing after lost year

Covid-19 was bad enough, but mixed messages and indifference on the part of the BCCI have made matters worse

Ben's Babes - the last-minute call-ups in England's emergency ODI squad
Ben's Babes - the last-minute call-ups in England's emergency ODI squad

A run-down of some of the players who may feature for England against Pakistan this week

What guard is right for which batter?
What guard is right for which batter?

It's down to the conditions you've grown up in, your trigger movements, and how you're trying to influence the bowler's tactics

Has anyone bagged a pair and sent down more wicketless overs than Jasprit Bumrah in the WTC final?
Has anyone bagged a pair and sent down more wicketless overs than Jasprit Bumrah in the WTC final?

Also: has any player been out for 99 in their last Test?

Stats - James Anderson joins 1000 first-class wickets club
Stats - James Anderson joins 1000 first-class wickets club

A statistical look at James Anderson's first-class career, after his landmark wicket

The Buzz: The Muzarabani-Taskin dance in Harare
The Buzz: The Muzarabani-Taskin dance in Harare

All the bantz, the jousts, and little bit of eavesdropping from the social media playground and beyond

What lines and lengths should you bowl to Kohli, Smith, Williamson, Root and Pujara?
What lines and lengths should you bowl to Kohli, Smith, Williamson, Root and Pujara?

An analysis of beehive data of lines and lengths bowled to these batters from 2012 onwards provides some insights

Robiul Islam, the forgotten man Bangladesh can learn from
Robiul Islam, the forgotten man Bangladesh can learn from

The last Bangladesh fast bowler to take a Test-match five-for could have lessons on bowling (and life) for the current bunch

A not-so-Super spectacle, but allure of World Cup Super League dictates ruthless England approach
A not-so-Super spectacle, but allure of World Cup Super League dictates ruthless England approach

No such thing as a dead rubber anymore as race for 2023 qualification dictates final match

How does New Zealand's pace quartet measure up against West Indies' legendary line-up?
How does New Zealand's pace quartet measure up against West Indies' legendary line-up?

It's rare to have a genuine fast foursome, but when you do, it's a recipe for success

Stats - Mithali Raj becomes highest run-scorer in women's international cricket
Stats - Mithali Raj becomes highest run-scorer in women's international cricket

A look at the India Women captain's batting numbers in a storied career

In Case You Missed It: England extend win streak, West Indies fight back
In Case You Missed It: England extend win streak, West Indies fight back

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What makes Williamson, Smith, Kohli and Root excel?
What makes Williamson, Smith, Kohli and Root excel?

The four greats of modern batting have their signature ways. Which of them will leave the greatest legacy?

Australia's World Cup conundrum: the search for a T20 finisher
Australia's World Cup conundrum: the search for a T20 finisher

The question of who fills the middle-order position(s) heading into the T20 World Cup remains unanswered

Sam Curran stands tall for home crowd in England's merciless display against Sri Lanka
Sam Curran stands tall for home crowd in England's merciless display against Sri Lanka

Surrey seamer chooses perfect stage to bag first international five-wicket haul

Sophia Dunkley does it again with assured maiden ODI innings
Sophia Dunkley does it again with assured maiden ODI innings

After long wait for a go, batter follows up Test success with match-winning hand at Taunton

Move over WTC, the World Bad Behaviour Championship has a winner
Move over WTC, the World Bad Behaviour Championship has a winner

The WTC mace may have gone to the deserving victors, but only one man was really competing for the other crown