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Why replacing the toss with an auction is the fair thing to do
Why replacing the toss with an auction is the fair thing to do

The toss doesn't work at giving both teams an equitable shot at winning a game

How Rohit Sharma changed his game to the point of almost being unrecognisable
How Rohit Sharma changed his game to the point of almost being unrecognisable

It took courage to make the radical changes to his game that we saw him make in England

It's scary that India are a highly successful side who can still improve
It's scary that India are a highly successful side who can still improve

A middle order of Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya and R Ashwin would boost the team even more

Azeem Rafiq racism report: Ten questions for Yorkshire
Azeem Rafiq racism report: Ten questions for Yorkshire

ESPNcricinfo looks at key areas where further work is required to improve relations between Yorkshire and the community

Headingley showed Cheteshwar Pujara is back to focusing on what's important
Headingley showed Cheteshwar Pujara is back to focusing on what's important

He wasn't worrying about crease occupation during his 91 in the third Test

At Headingley, India were undone by a master of his craft
At Headingley, India were undone by a master of his craft

Anderson is unique because he gets movement all the time without losing one of his regular deliveries

Mark Boucher and the alternative history of South Africa's champion side
Mark Boucher and the alternative history of South Africa's champion side

His statement, and the testimony of others at the social justice hearings, has shed light on historic systemic failures in South African cricket

Goodbye Ted Dexter, free spirit, cricket thinker, renaissance man
Goodbye Ted Dexter, free spirit, cricket thinker, renaissance man

The England and Sussex captain had aura, flair, majestic batting, and impossible glamour - and that was just on the field

The return of KL Rahul and what it means to be in form
The return of KL Rahul and what it means to be in form

Sometimes the eagerness to do well can be counterproductive

If players believe Test cricket is the pinnacle, they need to call for a summit on its future
If players believe Test cricket is the pinnacle, they need to call for a summit on its future

We often hear that the five-day format is the premier one, but reality says different

Did we really need the Hundred?
Did we really need the Hundred?

Changes to T20 could well have achieved the desired ends instead

Mike Hendrick: salt of the earth, sinew of the game
Mike Hendrick: salt of the earth, sinew of the game

Farewell to a fine bowler who beat the bat more often than seemed reasonable, and came close to winning England the 1979 World Cup

Has Rohit Sharma cracked the Test match opening code?
Has Rohit Sharma cracked the Test match opening code?

The England series will be a litmus test for him, but he has already shown that he can adapt his attacking style to the demands of the format

The Hundred is tearing English cricket apart - but counties must take their share of the blame
The Hundred is tearing English cricket apart - but counties must take their share of the blame

Having become far too reliant on the ECB, the professional game now finds itself recast as second rate

Why Headingley 1981 is a work of art
Why Headingley 1981 is a work of art

Unique and inimitable, it can be interpreted in multiple ways

India and England have impressive depth, Australia not so much
India and England have impressive depth, Australia not so much

In pandemic-era cricket, teams with a large pool of players have a huge advantage over those who don't

Botham, Willis, Brearley, magic: let's cast our minds back to 1981
Botham, Willis, Brearley, magic: let's cast our minds back to 1981

To be an up-and-coming English cricketer that summer was to get a glimpse of the stuff myths are made of

Let's talk about Rahul Dravid as long-term India coach
Let's talk about Rahul Dravid as long-term India coach

It makes sense at many levels, but there are also plenty of unknowns and obstacles involved

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

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