Analysis


Do players trust data insights? Not as much as analysts and coaches might want
Do players trust data insights? Not as much as analysts and coaches might want

Cricketers are now increasingly exposed to numbers, but many factors still hold them back from wholehearted acceptance

Why did Rajasthan Royals fast bowlers cut down on pace?
Why did Rajasthan Royals fast bowlers cut down on pace?

Also, why did Ashwin not bowl his fourth over?

Talking Points - The penultimate-ball dot: did Samson do the right thing?
Talking Points - The penultimate-ball dot: did Samson do the right thing?

Also, what might have been the reasoning behind Hooda's promotion? And are legspinners on the wane at the IPL?

Why was Rashid Khan held back for Andre Russell?
Why was Rashid Khan held back for Andre Russell?

Also, did Sunrisers miss a trick by sending Vijay Shankar ahead of Abdul Samad?

Did CSK lose the match in their batting powerplay?
Did CSK lose the match in their batting powerplay?

Also, are CSK too rigid with their bowling template?

Talking Points - Should Bumrah have come on earlier against Maxwell? And Boult for the 18th?
Talking Points - Should Bumrah have come on earlier against Maxwell? And Boult for the 18th?

Also, why did RCB hold Washington Sundar's offspin back on a slow Chennai track?

Why Bangladesh continue to falter in T20 cricket
Why Bangladesh continue to falter in T20 cricket

A caution-first mindset, a lack of long-term vision, and an overreliance on overseas stars at the BPL are among the reasons for this muddle

Here comes the sun (hopefully) - County Championship's return is a reason to celebrate
Here comes the sun (hopefully) - County Championship's return is a reason to celebrate

There are challenges ahead but the prospect of a full county season is something to unite us in anticipation

Stopping the slide - Bangladesh's six-point agenda
Stopping the slide - Bangladesh's six-point agenda

With big-ticket cricket coming up in all formats, Bangladesh have too many loose ends to tie up

India's conservative starts batting first in ODIs hurting them
India's conservative starts batting first in ODIs hurting them

It is a matter of a shift in attitude and some time to get used to England's style of play

Why India's recent debutants might make other sides envious
Why India's recent debutants might make other sides envious

The likes of Krunal, Krishna, Kishan, and Gill have given India a level of depth few other sides can match right now

India seize the attitude of champions as England's focus on learning goes awry
India seize the attitude of champions as England's focus on learning goes awry

Mitigating circumstances aplenty for England, but formulaic nature of defeat is a concern

On show in Pune: England and India's differing methods of ODI batting
On show in Pune: England and India's differing methods of ODI batting

For England it's been about all-out attack for a while; India seem to want to adopt more of that approach for more of their innings going forward

Early caution to late aggression, Bangladesh put together well-planned innings
Early caution to late aggression, Bangladesh put together well-planned innings

Tamim Iqbal and Mohammad Mithun laid the platform an under-pressure Bangladesh needed against a fine bowling attack

How worried should England be about series defeat to India?
How worried should England be about series defeat to India?

Failure to convert 2-1 lead leaves England with as many questions as answers ahead of World Cup

The No. 3 problem - Bangladesh's never-ending search for an answer
The No. 3 problem - Bangladesh's never-ending search for an answer

Soumya Sarkar again pushed up the order in latest of his many roles in the team

Jonny Bairstow's middle-order success vindicates England's reshuffle
Jonny Bairstow's middle-order success vindicates England's reshuffle

Bairstow has 200 T20I runs at a strike rate of 149 since his move to No. 4

Suryakumar Yadav makes compelling case for World Cup spot
Suryakumar Yadav makes compelling case for World Cup spot

In just his second T20I, batsman epitomises dynamic approach Virat Kohli promised on eve of series

Test of loyalty looms as heat is turned up on England's World Cup contenders
Test of loyalty looms as heat is turned up on England's World Cup contenders

Malan, Jordan among players with point to prove as Eoin Morgan thins out his options

Sunil Narine and the fading of offspin
Sunil Narine and the fading of offspin

He hasn't been the same bowler since his action was brought under scrutiny in 2014