The Long Handle


A geological game changer
A geological game changer

If you want to dominate world cricket, you better import bits of the country you want to acclimatise to

What the spirit of cricket says
What the spirit of cricket says

The mysterious entity is taking a very dim view of English cricket right now

Mumbai's missing momentum
Mumbai's missing momentum

What happened to the secret weapon that sweeps you to victory?

Let's hear it for the mathematicians
Let's hear it for the mathematicians

There's a sorely underappreciated class of superstar in the IPL

What Gilesy said
What Gilesy said

When the head of the ECB speaks, you listen. And smirk

How do you consistently turn victory into defeat?
How do you consistently turn victory into defeat?

The Delhi Daredevils have figured it all out

Punjab's extended honeymoon
Punjab's extended honeymoon

Teams are discovering that if Sehwag doesn't get you, Saha, Maxwell, Miller, Bailey, or someone else will

Dear cricket snobs...
Dear cricket snobs...

It doesn't matter if T20 is "real cricket" or not. What matters it that it pays the bills

Time to embrace the puppy treatment
Time to embrace the puppy treatment

It's not too long before we see the first mass fight on a cricket field. Smacks need to be delivered to bottoms before that day comes

Why the IPL needs Kolkata
Why the IPL needs Kolkata

No other team provides as many chuckles as consistently

Why you should always back your local team
Why you should always back your local team

Even if that team is based 4130 miles away

Let's talk about Mumbai
Let's talk about Mumbai

Why are last year's all-conquering Intergalactic Champions of T20 rooting around at the foot of the table?

The truth about Farbrace
The truth about Farbrace

Don't tell anyone but he's a double agent

The problem with human hands
The problem with human hands

Is that they're not designed for catching a cricket ball

Why Bangalore won't win the title
Why Bangalore won't win the title

Because the cricketing gods won't let 'em, that's why

The annual migration of the cricket hype
The annual migration of the cricket hype

It's that time of year when the game turns dangerously sexy

The ICC's reply to Wisden's frowny face
The ICC's reply to Wisden's frowny face

Decentralisation of wasteful expenditures should go a long way in improving the governing body's image

Sri Lanka upset all calculations
Sri Lanka upset all calculations

Just when you stop trusting them, they pull off a grand triumph

Presenting the new IPL sponsors
Presenting the new IPL sponsors

Fans of the million-dollar league aren't going to watch it go broke, are they?

England's bubble-bursting excellence
England's bubble-bursting excellence

After a four-month odyssey of defeat, the players aren't the only ones in need of self-analysis