Review 2010


The bridesmaid awaits her turn
The bridesmaid awaits her turn

In 2010, South Africa watched India enjoy the crown that could well have been theirs

Beware a self-absorbed India
Beware a self-absorbed India

The game is in trouble when its most powerful member board can't be bothered to run cricket in its own country properly

Annus mirabilis
Annus mirabilis

Winning a world title and retaining the Ashes - have England ever had a better year?

The return of swing and other stories
The return of swing and other stories

The top teams were on about an equal footing, which produced more absorbing cricket. And an exciting bowling art made a comeback

And the winners are...
And the winners are...

Tis the season to give, so we're handing out awards for last year. Starring Shahrukh, Sachin, everyone in between, and lots and lots of tweeting

Falling to earth
Falling to earth

Their aura has been fading over the last couple of years, but in 2010 the harsh reality of their decline hit Australia hard

A year of comebacks
A year of comebacks

India showed the sort of toughness and determination that they have rarely displayed previously

Small mercies
Small mercies

As has become routine, Pakistan had another year full of saga and turmoil. On field the results were oddly good, considering

The year of Afghanistan
The year of Afghanistan

Theirs was a story straight out of a fairytale, but 2011 for the Associates in general could be one spent in the dungeons, courtesy the Evil Queen, the ICC

The spot-fixing saga, Haider's disappearance, and Tendulkar's 50th
The spot-fixing saga, Haider's disappearance, and Tendulkar's 50th

A look back at the last third of 2010: the IPL goes haywire, Zulqarnain Haider goes missing, and Tendulkar gets his 50th

The IPL has fallen, long live the IPL
The IPL has fallen, long live the IPL

This was the year it all came crashing down for cricket's next big thing. But fundamentally hardly anything has changed

The travesty, the 'trick, the tape
The travesty, the 'trick, the tape

Part two of ESPNcricinfo's editors' picks of the best and worst in cricket in 2010

No step backwards
No step backwards

For which West Indies will be thankful, considering the woeful last few years. The successful hosting of the World Twenty20 and the emergence of young talent also made 2010 memorable

The Lord's sham, the Twenty20 scam
The Lord's sham, the Twenty20 scam

ESPNcricinfo's editors on the best and worst in cricket in 2010

Drama and delight
Drama and delight

This year brought off-field controversy and individual achievements for Bangladesh, but also a landmark achievement at the end

Spot-fixing, show-causes, split-innings and finishing on 800 wickets
Spot-fixing, show-causes, split-innings and finishing on 800 wickets

A look back at the second third of 2010: the News of the World sting, Murali's perfect retirement, the BCCI v Modi saga, and more