Martin Crowe


Ain't no time to hate
Ain't no time to hate

There's too much negativity and strife in the international game. We need to restore cricket's lost integrity pronto

The greatest time of our lives
The greatest time of our lives

Whatever happens, the Australia-New Zealand World Cup final at the MCG will be the most divine fun

The serenity of Kane Williamson
The serenity of Kane Williamson

He is assured, humble and intelligent: a player opposition captains and bowlers find hard to combat

Beware the men who swing it
Beware the men who swing it

The team with the most incisive bowling attack, capable of jolting pampered batsmen out of their comfort zones, will win this World Cup

An all-inclusive blueprint for the 2019 World Cup
An all-inclusive blueprint for the 2019 World Cup

A 40-over tournament with 18 teams, played over ten weeks, with a best-of-three final will help identify a true champion team with luck playing little part

Letter to de Villiers
Letter to de Villiers

South Africa's captain needs to single out his players for attention and get them firing individually and as a team

Time to restrict bat development
Time to restrict bat development

The balance is skewed too far in favour of batsmen already. Cricket cannot afford for bats to get any bigger

Let's recapture the spirit of '92
Let's recapture the spirit of '92

One-day cricket was at its freshest and most unpredictable 23 years ago

My heart says New Zealand, head South Africa
My heart says New Zealand, head South Africa

How the top eight teams stack up ahead of the World Cup, plus predictions for the knockouts

Why cricket needs yellow and red cards
Why cricket needs yellow and red cards

David Warner's repeated transgressions tell us that the game has a discipline problem that has got out of hand

Is this New Zealand's best World Cup chance?
Is this New Zealand's best World Cup chance?

With form players in all departments, depth in selection, and efficient backroom staff, this team has plenty to be excited about

A year of triumph and disaster
A year of triumph and disaster

While 2014 will be always remembered for the shocking death of Phillip Hughes, there was joy as well, courtesy Misbah, McCullum, and the ICC's efforts against chucking

Towards a kinder, gentler game
Towards a kinder, gentler game

The death of Phillip Hughes is a reminder to us that we would do well to change the tone of cricket for the better

It's largely even between bat and ball
It's largely even between bat and ball

Each skill evolves over time to get the edge over the other, but as long as conditions encourage both, there's no cause for worry

The perils of premeditation
The perils of premeditation

Due to the demand for sixes in T20, more and more batsmen are resorting to predetermined slogging, which leads to their downfall in the other formats

The men and memories that made me
The men and memories that made me

Of Sobers, Sutcliffe, Hookes and other inspirations and influences down the years

The insecure kid who never grew up
The insecure kid who never grew up

Kevin Pietersen missed the point of life in the second half of his career, failed to show maturity, and has regressed to being the bitter youngster who left Natal years ago

Minding the gap
Minding the gap

The space between two balls is where cricket is really played

A blueprint for England's World Cup campaign
A blueprint for England's World Cup campaign

Teams need to start strategising now for next year's event by picking the right men for various roles. England need to get on it sooner than most

Dhoni the Test wicketkeeper needs a break
Dhoni the Test wicketkeeper needs a break

History has shown that a vibrant keeper infuses energy into a side, but that quality has gone missing in the case of India's captain