Analysis


A five-day game?
A five-day game?

In recent times Tests have been increasingly decided as early as the first day - or even the first session.

The optional and the mandatory
The optional and the mandatory

India's bowlers must get the credit for bowling the West Indies with guile and accuracy to bundle them out for 157.

A new era for the second tier
A new era for the second tier

The ICC's changes to associate countries will have far-reaching effects

Stripped but far from bare
Stripped but far from bare

The ICC's decision to strip Kenya of one-day member status will benefit Kenyan cricket

A day of intrigue and mystery
A day of intrigue and mystery

It was a day of confusion in the Caribbean with claim and counter claim but no sign of an end to the dispute

The Indian magician
The Indian magician

SK Sham pays tribute to Eknath Solkar

Arbitration the only way to avoid crisis
Arbitration the only way to avoid crisis

The news that only three of the West Indies squad selected to tour Sri Lanka have signed the board's match/tour contract raises the likelihood of another damaging dispute in the Caribbean

How Vettori saw off India's quick men
How Vettori saw off India's quick men

Daniel Vettori's dogged innings of 60, off 129 balls, ensured that New Zealand sailed well past the follow-on target

India's greatest bowler
India's greatest bowler

When a bespectacled and studious-looking Anil Kumble made his debut at Old Trafford in 1990, he was still a few months short of his 20th birthday

The 400-wicket club
The 400-wicket club

When Anil Kumble sneaked through Simon Katich's defences on the opening day of the Bangalore Test, he became only the ninth bowler in the history of Test cricket to reach the 400-wicket landmark

No point in second-guessing Bracewell
No point in second-guessing Bracewell

We all remember the kid who sat in the front row at school, head down, giving the right answers and always happy to help teacher

The seamier side of Mohali
The seamier side of Mohali

Conditions at Mohali are supposed to be more seamer-friendly than most Indian venues, but statistics reveal that fast and medium-fast bowlers have not performed particularly well

Australia's mighty fall
Australia's mighty fall

In a week that witnessed arguably the biggest upset of all time, Australia stumbled to four successive defeats on their historic Ashes tour

A Windies stronghold
A Windies stronghold

Bridgetown is West Indies's main fortress, and India's nightmare

Earning the world's respect
Earning the world's respect

Rabeed Imam basks in the afterglow of Bangladesh's historic triumph over Australia in the NatWest Series

Don't crush the Tigers' dream
Don't crush the Tigers' dream

Help Bangladesh cricket if you can, but if you can't, at least refrain from crushing their dreams, writes Rabeed Imam

Inzamam and Kaneria make it count
Inzamam and Kaneria make it count

Inzamam-ul-Haq and Danish Kaneria showed just how valuable they are to the Pakistan team - when they fired the team won, and won easily

A grand subterfuge
A grand subterfuge

Enough - or as much as can be said about something so random and intangibly spectacular - has been said about Shahid Afridi's batting. Of his bowling, which is more consistent but less dramatic than his batting, less is said and understandably so

A lull before another storm?
A lull before another storm?

The sponsorship row in the Caribbean is far from over

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