Guest Column


Why Ashwin was right and Dhoni wrong
Why Ashwin was right and Dhoni wrong

A former umpire offers perspective on the controversies over the Buttler run-out and the Chennai Super Kings captain walking onto the field to talk to the umpires earlier this IPL

How Holder and Sammy have changed the West Indies script
How Holder and Sammy have changed the West Indies script

Thanks to them, the world is looking at West Indies as more than just a shadow of a once-glorious empire

Who made this schedule? I'm loving it
Who made this schedule? I'm loving it

One of the world's top players looks ahead to the intense, action-packed eight months of white-ball cricket coming up

Why footwork is overrated when keeping wicket
Why footwork is overrated when keeping wicket

It's more about largely staying still, keeping your eye on the ball and letting your hands get to it

Why 100-ball cricket won't make a difference in an era of binge-watching
Why 100-ball cricket won't make a difference in an era of binge-watching

The ECB says that its new 100-ball concept will market the game to a new audience, but the director of Death of a Gentleman doubts that it can succeed in its proposed form

What the ice-cricket tournament tells us about India-Pakistan cricket relations
What the ice-cricket tournament tells us about India-Pakistan cricket relations

The bonhomie between former players from the two countries in St Moritz underlines how it is a pity the two sides don't meet on the field

Kohli's arrogance helps his game but not the team
Kohli's arrogance helps his game but not the team

No one in the BCCI is able to stand up against the force of the captain's personality, and that isn't helping Indian cricket

The money is in the T20 game. That's the reality
The money is in the T20 game. That's the reality

Boards must accept players are stakeholders in the game if we don't want world cricket to split across country and franchise lines

A letter to the India women's team
A letter to the India women's team

The pain of 2005 and 2017 is the same, but the circumstances are completely different

What's wrong with revenue-sharing, CA?
What's wrong with revenue-sharing, CA?

The model has been in existence for nearly two decades and has served players and board well. Why end it now?

The everlasting wiles of Mohammad Asif
The everlasting wiles of Mohammad Asif

Is he still as good as he was before his exile? More or less, and the swagger and attitude are intact, but at nearly 34, his body might be the weak link

New Zealand were in at the deep end
New Zealand were in at the deep end

Their schooling against spin is far from adequate, so they need to learn on the job, at the highest level

How do you judge a coach?
How do you judge a coach?

Results aside, especially in Pakistan, the board's cooperation and the sociopolitical climate make a difference to how a coach fares

The glamorous life of a Test match bowler
The glamorous life of a Test match bowler

Sleepless nights, pills, pain, stiffness, sweat, toil, and some more pain - welcome to a day in the life

What happens in a batting collapse
What happens in a batting collapse

The mood inside the dressing room turns sour, and batsmen forget to play the way they normally do. It doesn't have to be like that

Zaheer of Nairobi
Zaheer of Nairobi

Back in 2000, he was at the centre of an image that has since become iconic for Indian fast bowling

What makes the VJD method the superior rain rule
What makes the VJD method the superior rain rule

The creator of the alternative to the Duckworth-Lewis method explains why VJD targets are more responsive to runs scored by the team batting first

New Zealand are more than a product of McCullum
New Zealand are more than a product of McCullum

The team now has the right line-up of players, playing to the right plan. It is not merely conforming to the image of its captain

Why DLS trumps VJD
Why DLS trumps VJD

The man behind the revision to the Duckworth-Lewis method explains why the upgraded system works better than its closest competitor

Contracts for Indian women: better late than never
Contracts for Indian women: better late than never

The BCCI has been refreshingly proactive in proposing annual contracts for women, but it remains to be seen if it will deliver on its promises