Old Guest Column


Tenacious in his pursuit of perfection
Tenacious in his pursuit of perfection

Andrew Miller on Jack Russell, who has announced his retirement from first-class cricket

Percy's spirit and Kandy's spiritualism
Percy's spirit and Kandy's spiritualism

The Barmy Army have a Sri Lankan rival, and his name is Percy

Beer Prayers on a soggy day
Beer Prayers on a soggy day

One fan, wearing a You Indians Give Us the Runs T-shirt - it's a must-have if you're prone to racial stereotyping - grudgingly admitted that the expected walkover might not materialise, "Not like the English last summer anyway"

An exemplary performance by the Indians
An exemplary performance by the Indians

One sided victories can be a double edged sword

Plan now for 2011
Plan now for 2011

Former India selector VB Chandrasekhar on the challenges before the committee that will pick the team for the Pakistan one-dayers

USACA's legerdemain fails to impress stakeholders
USACA's legerdemain fails to impress stakeholders

Deb K Das looks at a not-so-new new USA Cricket Association constitution

Symonds delivers knockout punch
Symonds delivers knockout punch

With one game left, a 4-1 lead to Australia and 365 runs to his name, Symonds has achieved his objectives this tour

Johnson peaks at perfect time
Johnson peaks at perfect time

Mitchell Johnson confirms he is a star on the rise with his maiden five-wicket haul in ODIs

A long road back
A long road back

Ivo Tennant assess the fall-out to Darrell Hair's employment tribunal after it came to an abrupt end as the umpire dropped his case against the ICC

Beaten at their own game
Beaten at their own game

Mumbai were beaten at their own game when the Rest of India tailenders hung on and gave their side a marginal first-innings lead

Spinning with a smile
Spinning with a smile

Osman Samiuddin salutes the opening day efforts of Danish Kaneria at Lahore as he gave Pakistan a chance of levelling the series

I have no respect for the selectors - Atapattu
I have no respect for the selectors - Atapattu

Marvan Atapattu talks about his current exile from the national team and says he has lost his respect for the national selectors

India must attack as a unit
India must attack as a unit

George Binoy assess India's lack of partnerships during the one-day series against Australia and says they must bat as a team to get themselves back into the contest

No-shows, shaky recall and bombast
No-shows, shaky recall and bombast

Ivo Tennant reports that the fourth day of the Darrell Hair tribunal is more about who wasn't there than who was

Reverse swinging in the court
Reverse swinging in the court

Ivo Tennant listens in as Darrell Hair explains reverse-swing

A legal joust
A legal joust

Ivo Tennant looks at the men conducting the cross-examinations in the Darrell Hair hearing

India blinded by Twenty20 vision
India blinded by Twenty20 vision

India once again lacked the intensity over 50 overs, batting and bowling, and let off Australia when they had the upper hand

Haddin no longer just a back-up
Haddin no longer just a back-up

Brad Haddin's impressive performance in the last two ODIs indicate he's ready to step in when Adam Gilchrist retires

Rain could ruin rotation policy
Rain could ruin rotation policy

India have 11 more matches to test out their bench strength but just how far will they go?

Clarke delivers a statement of intent
Clarke delivers a statement of intent

Michael Clarke's second hundred in as many matches here bailed Australia out of danger and prevented India from killing off the opposition from a position of advantage