Six Indian IPL players to watch out for
Four young batsmen and two medium-pacers should be on the selectors' radar
Why do the franchises get away free?
There are two sides to the corruption coin and only one is being addressed at the moment
Why the switch hit isn't kosher
If you allow it, you'd have to make other concessions, including permitting a bowler to bowl with either arm
Is CSK's reputation strangling them?
They seem a shadow of their former selves. Has fear of losing begun to tie them down?
Where did all the offspinners go?
There are more than a dozen left-arm spinners in the IPL, but hardly any traditional offies
The next big things? Not just yet
It's too early to burden the likes of Ajinkya Rahane and Umesh Yadav with that label
Tests are not the only cricket
True, the five-day version is the highest form, but to treat the shorter variants as an abomination is misguided
My wishlist for this year's IPL
Rather than becoming more like the EPL, where a few clubs hold sway, the IPL must look at creating greater competition
Is the IPL still the ticket?
Season five will tell how disillusioned the Indian fan is with the national team's recent performances
Tendulkar and the burden of the 100th
The quest of the landmark affected his performance over the last year, and we must ask ourselves whether we are partly to blame for his predicament
Damn the 100th
Why don't we all just give it a rest and enjoy Tendulkar, and the sport, while we can?
The wolf who lived for the pack
Rahul Dravid was always a team man, willing to take up challenges for the greater good; and the acceptance of challenges has defined his cricket
Kohli's next challenge
He has overcome himself. Now he needs to show he can overcome his environment
Stay or go? It's not the player's call
Who decides when a cricketer retires? It should certainly not be the player himself
Better bowlers, better Test team
India are much better at one-dayers than at Tests because 50-overs cricket allows you to win with good batting and ordinary bowling. Unless that changes, they'll remain limited-overs tigers and five-day sheep
The last we've seen of India's old middle order
Dravid and Laxman will know their time is up. And Tendulkar will go sooner than later too
India's system needs overhauling, not tweaking
Pitches, the selection process, itineraries, attitudes - they all have to change if India wish to have a real, long-term shot at being No. 1
The case for a 12-team Ranji Trophy
To revive the Indian team, the board must first reorganise the domestic structure. How about fewer teams and a shorter, better planned season?
The media doesn't play cricket
All too often, the press seems to think it needs to indulge in psychological warfare on behalf of the teams