Is it too soon to resume cricket? It's the question everyone has been asking this week after seven Pakistani cricketers returned positive tests for Covid-19, albeit asymptomatic, ahead of their tour of England, while Cricket South Africa also had seven staff members test positive. Meanwhile Jofra Archer has tested negative after a Covid scare in his family and has now joined the England team in Southampton to begin training for their bio-secure Tests against West Indies. And while cricket limps back to a new normal, we're looking ahead, at the next ten years, and asking which young cricketers will leave their imprint on this decade? All this and more in our catch-up this week.
T20 World Cup 2020 breaks new ground in women's cricket
Women's cricket has been hit particularly hard by the pandemic, but there's good news incoming from the last World Cup held in February. According to the ICC, the tournament saw a 131% jump in unique audience members from the 2018 edition and has officially become the most watched women's tournament in T20 history.
'Big risk' - PCB director of sports medicine on England tour
Players and support staff will have three Covid-19 tests in a week, then one every five days on tour - Pakistan plan to put rigorous guidelines in place for their tour of England in August.
Bishan Bedi on Rajinder Goel: 'Don't think his Ranji Trophy record will ever be broken'
Last week, Indian domestic cricket giant Rajinder Goel passed away at age 77 and Bedi, Gundappa Viswanath and Sanjay Manjrekar paid tribute to Ranji Trophy's highest wicket-taker. He had more Ranji Trophy wickets than anyone else but he never got to wear the India cap, part of a long list of other domestic titans who never played for their country.
Should the women's game use a shorter pitch and a smaller ball?
Annesha Ghosh put these questions to Smriti Mandhana, Rachael Haynes, Lea Tahuhu, Kate Cross and Nida Dar on potential innovations in women's cricket.
Jeet Raval: 'I started to tense up, thinking way too much. I froze'
The New Zealand opener spoke to Shashank Kishore about dealing with his negativity last season while struggling for runs and how a chat with Kane Williamson helped him clear his mind.
Was the 2007 World Cup really a disaster?
Widely considered the worst edition of the World Cup, a series of unforeseen events went against the tournament, but Sidharth Monga says it also got a lot of things right.
Can Mustafizur Rahman rediscover his fizz?
The fast bowler was to spearhead Bangladesh's pace revolution before injury hobbled him. Mohammad Isam asks: are the stars aligning for his comeback?
20 cricketers for the 2020s
From Shah to Shaw, from Philippe to Pope: these are the players we think will dominate the decade.