Analysis


Why did India lose the plot in one hour on the last day of the WTC final?
Why did India lose the plot in one hour on the last day of the WTC final?

They needed to bat a little longer to beef up their total and eat into the overs left in the day. Why did they launch an all-out attack?

The big picture is a turn-off as England learn World Cup lessons at a cost
The big picture is a turn-off as England learn World Cup lessons at a cost

Used-pitch practice made for a drab spectacle as cricket returned to free-to-air TV for the first time this summer

England add element of intrigue to victory with use of Adil Rashid
England add element of intrigue to victory with use of Adil Rashid

After opening the bowling in India, Rashid held back until 12th over as Morgan looks for flexibility

Jofra Archer's absence tests England's seam-bowling bench strength with eye on T20 World Cup
Jofra Archer's absence tests England's seam-bowling bench strength with eye on T20 World Cup

Recalled David Willey and Chris Woakes can stake long-term case with new-ball wickets

Five things India must keep in mind in the WTC final
Five things India must keep in mind in the WTC final

They need to understand how New Zealand play their cricket, and respond to that

WTC final: Bowlers promise anticipation of the familiar as well as thrill of the unknown
WTC final: Bowlers promise anticipation of the familiar as well as thrill of the unknown

Expect two all-star groups of performers at the peak of their abilities to be out on the field in Southampton

Proud home record ends as years of neglect cause England's dam to break
Proud home record ends as years of neglect cause England's dam to break

Joe Root fronts up, but ECB is to blame for end to seven-year home record

England endure home discomfort as New Zealand raise the required standard
England endure home discomfort as New Zealand raise the required standard

Onus on learning new tricks for foreign climes leaves unbeaten record in jeopardy

Win the toss and opt to chase - the only certainty in PSL
Win the toss and opt to chase - the only certainty in PSL

A number of factors, including dew and psychological advantage, encourage teams to chase in the league

Amnesty may offer solution as English cricket catches up with society's shifting values
Amnesty may offer solution as English cricket catches up with society's shifting values

Ollie Robinson controversy shows past prevalence of racism, but the game can prove it has changed

Gloucestershire, Sussex seek to stop Surrey strutting into a home quarter-final
Gloucestershire, Sussex seek to stop Surrey strutting into a home quarter-final

Lack of clear favourite in South Group promises intriguing quarter-final race

Can Nottinghamshire become Blast's first back-to-back champions?
Can Nottinghamshire become Blast's first back-to-back champions?

Lancashire and Yorkshire are defending champions' closest challengers in strong North Group

Ollie Robinson has what it takes on-field, England's young batters have much to prove
Ollie Robinson has what it takes on-field, England's young batters have much to prove

Six things we learned from the first Test between England and New Zealand

Rory Burns earned this recall, and needed this innings
Rory Burns earned this recall, and needed this innings

England grateful for opener's resistance, for without it they were in real trouble

Mark Wood is England's point-of-difference bowler
Mark Wood is England's point-of-difference bowler

Why England quick could be key in an away Ashes series

England vs New Zealand Tests are pretty much all about money, but that's not unusual
England vs New Zealand Tests are pretty much all about money, but that's not unusual

'There is a hunger for the simple pleasures of our great game: never again will we take them for granted'

Who can stop Southern Vipers from defending the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy?
Who can stop Southern Vipers from defending the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy?

Northern Diamonds begin quest to go one better, but other contenders could emerge

Mental tweaks help Mushfiqur deliver consistency
Mental tweaks help Mushfiqur deliver consistency

How Bangladesh's plucky keeper-bat rescued a shaky innings to set up their series win

BCCI's hurdles in delivering remainder of IPL 2021 in UAE
BCCI's hurdles in delivering remainder of IPL 2021 in UAE

The CPL rejig, India's home season, impact on T20 World Cup venues and more

How does AB de Villiers boss the IPL at 37, despite playing no other top-level cricket?
How does AB de Villiers boss the IPL at 37, despite playing no other top-level cricket?

The greatest athletes are playing on longer in many sports. de Villiers is doing it in cricket (and so is James Anderson)