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Legend Wasim Akram to skip IPL 2017
Langer named Australia’s coach for AUSvSL T20 series
Injured Rahane out of series, to be replaced by Manish Pandey
Mohammed Shami doubtful for the Mumbai Test due to injury issues
Injured Yasir to miss warm-up match in Australia
England announce ODI and T20 squad for India vs England series
Perth Scorchers pacer Andrew Tye injured ahead of Big Bash League
David Warner: Australia's record breaker
He's not just a pocket dynamo, he's a constant strength in the Australian team.
Jennings' ton reignites transformation blame game
Keaton Jennings is the latest player who was born in South Africa but is playing for England.
An Australia without Adam Voges
Despite his impressive record, Voges will likely not grace Australia's middle order again.
Keaton Jennings is ready to show his worth to England
Haseeb Hameed's replacement was the top scorer in Division One of England's 2016 County Championship.
Is time running out for Dale Steyn?
Undoubtedly South Africa and the modern era's best pacer, Steyn's injuries threaten his career.
A mature wine in a new bottle
Parthiv Patel is no longer a baby-faced teenager, but a seasoned campaigner making a compelling case.
England need to learn from their mistakes
England wasted many chances in Mohali, more of which they cannot afford if they want to tie the series.
South Africa have a proper Test captain again
In Faf du Plessis, the Proteas have finally found a worthy successor to Graeme Smith.
The Arrival of Jayant Yadav
Drafted as a replacement for fellow Haryana spinner Amit Mishra, Jayant has made his case and place in the team.
Virat Kohli's enormous influence on the Indian team
The new Team India is a reflection of Captain Kohli's mindset.
Is Gautam Gambhir's time up?
Once a regular of the Indian team, the clock seems to have caught up with Gauti's international career.
Starting trouble for India
Despite India's success under Kohli, the quest for a solid opening partnership continues.
The rise of Ashwin the Batsman
Already an established bowler, R Ashwin has earned a new role thanks to his batting exploits.
Pakistan: down but not out
Expect a jaded Pakistan to fare better against an underperforming New Zealand in Hamilton.
Virat Kohli 2.0
The new Indian captain has gone from strength to strength and has showed he can improve.
The successor to Daniel Vettori
Mitchell Santner has the potential to fill the huge shoes left by the bespectacled New Zealand legend.
In Murali's shadow
A brief look at some of the spinners produced by Sri Lanka, including Muralitharan and Herath.
Mohammad Shahzad deserves a bigger stage
Afghanistan's wicket-keeper is undoubtedly the most charismatic player in Afghan cricket history.
Cheteshwar Pujara knows what he is doing
Despite complaints about his strike rate, Pujara has proven himself as a Test number 3.
Moeen Ali: The fulcrum of England's transformation
The Man of the Match of the Rajkot Test is a core part of the English team.
Is Hameed the perfect sous-chef for Cook?
The precocious Haseeb Hameed is a rare talent and is destined for greater things.
A very English improvement
Advantage and momentum are both in England's favour going into the 2nd Test.
A fascinating start
England outplayed India at every point in their first Test, showing great promise.
Team India needs to reflect Kohli's attitude
Until the rest of the team adopts Virat Kohli's urge to win, they won't be a world class side.
Round 1 at Rajkot
England made the moves and India responded: an engrossing start with more interesting battles to come.
Root of the English tree
Joe Root is the future of English cricket, and may become one of England's all-time best batsmen.
South Africa's very own Gilchrist
Quinton de Kock has made himself the talisman of Proteas batting.
Temba Bavuma - South Africa’s Little Dynamite
Temba Bavuma has matured into a mainstay of the Proteas lineup.
Dean Elgar - A Protea pillar in the making
Dean Elgar has battled through tough times and emerged as Graeme Smith's successor.
The decline of Australia
Giving those hapless Aussies a good ol'fashioned Aussie sledging before their next defeat.
Victorious in Perth
South Africa's 3rd consecutive win at the WACA, and a few other victories against Australia.
Carrying the Bat-thwaite
Kraigg 'Breadth-Width' and other batsmen who have carried the bat through their team's innings.
The perennial search for the Indian all-rounder
Ever since Kapil Dev and Jacques Kallis, India have been searching for a pace-bowling all-rounder.
Cook and Rashid key to England’s chances in India
While Cook's presence is reassuring, Adil Rashid needs to perform for England to have a shot.
Can England finally solve their opening batsman conundrum?
Despite the renaissance English cricket has undergone since 2015, one problem still remains for them.
India: 5 - England: 0
An inexperienced English squad lacking quality spin will crumble against an in-form India.
A moment in the sun for West Indies
The Windies find inspiration in the desert, and with it a rare joy.
Bangladesh's victory over England shows what's possible
Bangladesh's first Test victory over one of the bigger Test teams shows they deserve more chances.
England in a spin
England need to gear up for the spin test in their upcoming tour of India.
Aus vs SA Test Series preview
Here’s our preview and SWOT analysis (well, SW anyway) of the upcoming Test series between Australia & South Africa.
How can Dhoni best utilise Hardik Pandya?
Is number 8 too low for Hardik Pandya?
Both Pakistan and West Indies have changed a lot in the last few years.
Quiet but determined
Whether it's in a Test or the IPL, Wriddhiman Saha is quietly effective.
The Amazing Azhar Ali
Azhar will have to prove himself against New Zealand & Australia to show his recent success wasn't just another high score in Asia.
Beautiful fours vs slogged sixes
There's nothing like a perfectly timed, perfectly placed four racing away along the ground.
There is no good book on Sachin
Books about Sachin Tendulkar tend to be high on quantity & low on quality.
Bishoo's glory in the desert
Devendra Bishoo needs to prove that his 8-wicket miracle won't be just a flash in the pan.
Where does Ashwin stand?
R. Ashwin is the best off spinner in the world right now, but how does he compare to recent greats?
Getting your head right
A look at cricket and the yips, through science and personal experience.
In honour of Jumbo
Anil Kumble, legendary spinner, captain and gentleman, has kept on giving to India.
A role model for Sri Lanka's next generation
Celebrating the charismatic Aravinda de Silva, one of Sri Lanka's greatest batsmen.
South Africa's tireless soldier
The personification of the Proteas' grit and resolve, Jacques Kallis is a relentless miracle.
Performance Analysis of the Indian players in the series against NZ
With the fortitude demonstrated by Kohli and Co, the principle to make winning a habit is not far behind.
The tragedy of Phil Hughes is no one's fault
The quest for blame overshadows the Phillip Hughes inquest.
Can Gambhir make his third chance count?
Gautam Gambhir needs to score big against England to be more than a backup or stopgap opener.
Rahane the antagonist
Even when out of form, Ajinkya Rahane has the tenacity to frustrate bowlers.
Uplifters of the India-NZ series
After the 3-0 brownwash of New Zealand, these Indian players deserve praise.
Bangladesh and the art of finishing
Considering their recent batting collapses, Bangladesh need to improve on their finishing touches.
Babar Azam is just what Pakistan needed
The next big thing in Pakistan's batting could be the matchwinner they lack.
Will Kohli's own performance matter?
If India keep winning under Virat Kohli the captain, does his batting matter?
Why Ronchi as opener is a bad idea
Ronchi is not the ideal replacement for Guptill and pushing him up could expose New Zealand’s vulnerable middle order.
A tribute to Brendon McCullum
On his birthday, a celebration of the influence Baz exerted on this generation of cricket.
Can Azhar Ali rescue Pakistan (and the ICC)?
Azhar Ali needs to prove himself as captain, or step down and just bat.
5 things to look out for in Pakistan vs West Indies
Big hits, big names and some interesting battles will be at the forefront of this series.
Celebrating Gayle's 37th birthday
As Chris Gayle turns 37, here's a look at him and how people look at him.
Could New Zealand upset India?
A series win for New Zealand in India would be one of the biggest upsets in Test history.
The Stuart Binny problem
Binny's future is uncertain, and he needs to pull off something spectacular to save his place.
The Sports God of All Things
Perfection is the best word to describe Sir Garfield Sobers.
Two-Tier Test decision is another missed opportunity
The proposals failing is a blow to the dreams of truly global Test cricket.
Instead of complaining about them, local conditions should instead be celebrated.
Cricketing surnames and proper common nouns
Fun with the more everyday surnames from the cricketing world.
The Old Master
Rangana Herath's performances in the last few years have been exceptional.
Wriddhiman Saha: Changing perceptions
Saha's journey from wicketkeeper to wicketkeeper-batsman is complete.
A cricketing game of "Would you rather..."
Match rained out? Bored at work? In divorce hearing? Play this game with a friend.
Darren Sammy's 30 second destruction
In getting rid of the experienced T20 captain, the board is making a big mistake.
A BCD fightback
The West Indies went from being written off to throwing egg in India's face.
The rise of Chris Woakes
Even though his great form is recent, Woakes has always had the makings of a top-class player.
Kusal Mendis: Sri Lanka's ray of hope
Young Mendis looks like he has come of age with his magnificent knock against Australia.
Back to finish unfinished work
Ashwin can be sculpted into the player that Kumble had the potential to be.
Virat Kohli's first 3000 runs
He crossed the 3000 run mark, and his future looks even better.
Newer pastures for Lalchand Rajput
An interview with (and recollections of) the new head coach of Afghanistan.
The plucky Ajinkya Rahane
Dravid's heir has it in him to be a great no. 3 for India.
The Rohit Sharma question
Should his limited overs performance be enough to get him into the Test side?
The Ashwin-Jadeja spin duo
India's current spin twins have done very well, but have their work cut out for them.
Two-nil or nothing
Anything less than a 2-0 win over West Indies would be a loss for India.
India in the West Indies, 2016
India have the advantage against the Windies, and seem the stronger side in general.
Kohli will never be prolific
Test matches on spin-friendly Indian pitches will see him score no runs.
Those 25 Younis Khan runs at Lord's
His ugly, ungainly but persevering 2nd innings should be an inspiration to us all.
The Johannesburg diamond
Kagiso Rabada is an invaluable player, and his success only grows.
Amir is not Superman
Pakistan can't be too dependent on Amir; the rest of the team needs to contribute.
England vs Pakistan Preview: The battle of the bowlers
England are playing for glory while Pakistan are playing to prove themselves.
Amir must win it for Pakistan
Pakistan will give England a good fight and make them work hard.
Who is the best spinner in the world?
Off spin rules the roost with Ashwin and Lyon dominating.
The first Indian, but not the last
Harmanpreet Kaur's signing by Sydney Thunder in the Women's BBL is hopefully just the beginning.
The Proteas need a hero
Cricket is no place for the soft & the Proteas need someone unconventional to shake things up.
The Tavare Men
A tribute to Chris Tavaré and his ilk, who do the thankless, necessary jobs in the shadow of flamboyance.
In favour of the Mini IPL
The Mini IPL isn't a bad idea, and will do what the Champions League T20 could not.
In praise of Bumrah and Chahal
Both young bowlers show promise and spirit, and could go a long way.
8 players to watch out for in the CPL 2016
The Caribbean Premier League is back, and here are 8 players with great potential.
The sorry state of Zimbabwe cricket
With the associates nipping at their heels, Zimbabwe need to do better despite their troubles.
Waxing, waning West Indies
Once the greatest team on earth, the Windies declined sharply. But hope still remains.
South Africa's Steyngun
Dale Steyn is one of the modern greats of fast bowling.
The T20 Champs vs The ODI Champs
West Indies face Australia in the battle for limited overs dominance.
Can Kumble co-exist with Dhoni?
Apart from personality issues, there are structural problems he needs to fix.
The Broad reason for England's success
Stuart Broad has played a major part in England's revival.
A more competitive Sri Lanka
The ODI series against England will showcase the new Sri Lanka.
Shastri or Kumble - who will it be?
Will India's new coach be their current team director, or India's most successful spinner?
Faiz Fazal - Struck with flamboyance
The Vidarbha man seized his chance, and now needs to prove himself consistently.
KL Rahul, a special player
Rahul's batting is excellent, but it is his mental qualities that make him special.
The lion with a quiet roar
The ignominy and the joy of being Shane Watson.
A piteous display from Zimbabwe
Fighting words should be backed up by fighting actions.
There is only one Lord's
It is tradition that makes Home of Cricket so special.
Who will be England's No. 3?
Compton's time is up, and the Pakistan visit looms.
If not Smith, who?
3 people who could possibly be the Aussie captain instead of fidgety Steve.
Down with pink!
Who needs a pink ball when a perfectly good white ball is already present?
'Golf' the drive right
Batsmen can greatly benefit from a round of golf every once in a while.
Beats from Riverside
Durham provided hope to Sri Lanka and joy to England.
The 'Cook' who made England dream again
Cook joins 10K club as the youngest batsman in history, showing maturity and patience trumps all.
Emerging Youngsters from IPL 2016
A look at some of the youngsters who have produced some stunning performances in the IPL 2016.
Why only IPL for Indian cricketers?
Indian players should be allowed to play in other T20 leagues.
The off spinners are gradually becoming out of favour.
Bengaluru's Chinnaswamy mocks the very idea of cricket
The stadium kills what a bat vs ball contest stands for.
3 things we learnt from Virat Kohli's performance in IPL 2016
Although the RCB skipper managed to break quite a few records, he could not defy some odds.
Top 10 moments of IPL 2016
Here we present you with the top 10 cricketing moments of the IPL 2016.
Gleanings from the IPL
What has IPL taught us?
All hope is not lost for Sri Lanka
The visitors have the bowling attack to fight back in the series.
Cricket on the other screen
A brief look at the partnership between cricket and cinema, and one film that will stand the Test match of time.
All-Time IPL XI
When a seasoned crew is interspersed together.
Why can't the Proteas play for their country like they play in the IPL?
The power of pressure and how it has wilted the South Africans.
CSK, through and through
The fans sorely miss Chennai Super Kings, the most consistent IPL team.
Quinton de Kock has lit up my IPL
Finding solace in Quinton de Kock’s batting this IPL season.
Auction woes return to haunt RPS
Even before the injuries, Pune made mistakes with their squad.
West Indies Cricket Has Lost Its Voice
A tribute to Tony Cozier.
Top 10 IPL performances
A look at the top ten individual performances across all editions of the league.
Cricket and India's Olympic Sports
The upside and flipside of Sachin Tendulkar as an Olympic ambassador.
How strong is your IPL 2016 team on 10?
8 teams, rated out of 10 for the IPL 2016.
The Making of an Untimely Career Break
Is it the beginning of Dhoni's downfall?
The crisis in cricket
A review of "Death of a Gentleman", a documentary on some of the significant problems facing cricket.
Effective is the new Pretty
With huge totals being chased with alarming regularity, an all-dynamic opening pair is a must while setting a target.
England and IPL
English players haven't played that much in the IPL but more of them will be seen in the competition over the next few years.
Honouring the Prince of Port of Spain
On his birthday, celebrating 5 of Brian Lara's great innings.
On Shahid Afridi and Pakistan’s retirement blues
Unlike all the previous times, Afridi needs to stay retired this time.
Why I don't watch the IPL anymore
From overhype to awful commentators, the IPL is no longer worth it.
Kohli, Northug and Ibrahimovic
The ends matter. Do not waste newsprint and sound bites on the means.
A poetic tribute to Sachin Tendulkar on his 43rd birthday.
The story and the storyteller
On the qualities of a good commentator, and a lament for Harsha Bhogle.
9 Must Haves For IPL 9
A look at nine new innovations that are must have to be successful in this format.
IPL 2016 Preview
Strengths, Weaknesses and Chances for all the teams of IPL 2016.
A closer look at Delhi Daredevils for IPL 2016
Despite all the auction mess, Delhi Daredevils looks good for the Top-4 spot.
10 things we learned from the T20 World Cup 2016
Ben speaks of 10 things that T20 World Cup taught us.
While his career had its ups and downs, Shane Watson has remained an excellent person and cricketer.
The superficial theatrics of Shahid Afridi
Boom Boom has bowed out not with a bang, but a whimper.
The T20 World Cup Catharsis
Pakistan has always been a mercurial team, but now the risks outweigh the rewards.
We need more Associate vs Full Member games
The ICC needs to help the game grow, and Associates need games against bigger teams to improve.
Darren Sammy, delight of the press
In an age of formulaic, media manager dictated press relations, the Caribbean skipper is a breath of fresh air.
The Caribbean Phoenix
Boys, men and women have all given a great boost to an international team in tough times.
2 wins and a defeat for Virat Kohli
Regardless of India's performance, Virat Kohli is now in a class of his own.
Proteas' empty cupboard
Another day, another South African failure at a major tournament.
5 things to look forward to in the World T20 final
Let us deep-dive toward exploring who holds the key for either teams in a contest that has a lot at stake : pride, passion and glory.
India's batting lost them the semi final
On a batting paradise like Wankhede, India's below par score doomed them more than the no balls.
Can West Indies beat the odds?
The mercurial Caribbean side will have to be exceptional against the consistent Aussies.
Assembling an All-Time T20I XI
Eleven masters of the shortest format make an unstoppable team.
England vs Australia, once again
In the 1st semi final of the Women's World T20, Australia have the edge.
In defense of the ICC's Associate policy
Associate nations need to stop complaining and prove their worth instead.
A tribute to Shane Watson
Not the perfect farewell, but a fitting performance from a selfless player.
The mighty and magnificent of T20 cricket
The key strengths of easily 2 of the most unpredictable and lanky outfits in T20 cricket, South Africa and West Indies.
The shadows behind Kohli
Virat Kohli has been playing magnificiently, but he is just one man, and we can't expect him to do everything.
Move on from India vs Pakistan
India may have beat Pakistan, but they need to consolidate and focus on the coming matches.
Kohli - The master of the stage
Virat Kohli has become a great cricketer through force of will, with no signs of stopping.
Hardik Pandya: The much needed fast bowling all rounder
Hardik Pandya will play an important role in India's performance in the ICC T20 World Cup.
IPL and Ashish Nehra
Nehra has made many comebacks before, but the IPL was a blessing for him.
Embarrassment in Nagpur, Kolkata looming
India lost because they batted abominably against spin. Now the Pakistan fixture is a must-win.
Warm-up worries for volatile Windies
The West Indies are a potent force in T20 cricket, but they have multiple areas of concern.
How strong is your T20 World Cup team on 10?
10 teams, rated out of 10 for the 2016 ICC World Twenty20.
The Game Changers, 2016
10 players to watch out for in the ICC T20 World Cup 2016.
Top 10 ICC T20 World Cup Performances
Showcasing the best match-winning acts since the World T20 began in 2007.
Why South Africa will win the T20 World Cup
At least 9 reasons (and then some) behind why the Proteas are guaranteed to win the 2016 World T20.
T20 cricket - A household carnival!
There is a lot of T20 cricket coming up, and it will be a delight for fans around the world.
A preview of the 2016 World T20
Will a new team win the tournament or will there finally be a two-time winner?
Tests vs T20s
The long and short of cricket showcase the skills of players, some different, some similar.
A new identity for T20 cricket
It's time to acknowledge that T20 is all grown up now.
To Bmac, or not to Bmac
When I find myself in times of trouble, Brendon McCullum comes to me.
How do you solve a problem like Steve Smith?
No one knew what to do with Steve Smith. Then he made himself impossible to ignore.
Martin Crowe: The apparent effortlessness of perfection
He was a great thinker, a lover of the game, and New Zealand's greatest batsman.
The Tigers roar!
Bangladesh has a renaissance in 2015 and look like they could win in 2016 as well.
Amir the special one
Mohammad Amir was one of three sent to prison for fixing, so where are Asif and Butt?
A well-deserved victory
Misbah deserved to win the PSL more than anyone else.
I disagree, Waqar Younis
The Pakistan Super League is not going to produce any modern greats of cricket.
McCullum: The Maverick and The Romantic
Brendon McCullum is a force of nature who evokes well deserved feelings of awe.
Can India repeat 2007?
India need to be consistent despite the volatility of the format in the World T20.
Usman Khawaja: The Comeback King
Having made the strongest possible impact on his return, can Khawaja take it further?
An analysis of the teams vying for the Asia Cup
The battle for regional supremacy heats up in the Asia Cup 2016.
England's New Groove
Have England turned a new corner in limited overs cricket?
Wanted: A Succesful West Indies
The Windies' Under 19 triumph is just a spark. More is needed to reignite the Caribbean passion for cricket.
ABCDE: AB Can Do Everything
A look at that spiritual man and godlike cricketer, AB de Villiers.
Talking points after the 3rd India vs Sri Lanka T20I
The decider ended up being a one sided affair, but there were still a few events worth talking about.
Batsmen vs bowlers no more
The India-Sri Lanka T20 in Pune was that rare thing: a game that gave bowlers a chance.
A gimmick too many?
Recent spidercam issues bring up the question: how should we deal with intrusive broadcasting?
More responsibility than power
Captaining a team is more complex than it seems. Sometimes.
Dravid, the Goliath
Like Viswanath and Hazare before him, Dravid is truly a legend of Indian cricket.
From flamboyance to despair
A look at the sorry state of Pakistan's limited-overs team, and possible solutions.
A preview of India vs Sri Lanka
The T20 series between the 2014 World T20 finalists is a chance for both teams to try out new things.
Who will win the U19 World Cup?
A breakdown of the four semi-finalists and a prediction of the eventual winner.
In Sport, a hero can fail
Two recent incidents show us the plight of heroes in sports, where storybook endings are not guaranteed.
20/20 vision: A Future Shock
Twenty20 cricket is awful, crass and revitalizing cricket, and the five-day match is on its last legs.
Money minded cricket
The single-minded grubbing for profits at the cost of global inclusion is hurting the game.
Too many tournaments, falling standards and fatigue (player & spectator) is threatening the future of T20 leagues.
Pakistan Super League Preview
A look at the teams playing in the Pakistan Super League.
Australia in New Zealand: A preview
The Kiwis are keen on extending their home dominance as their aggressive neighbours visit.
A close race to the summit
The position of No. 1 Test team is up for grabs. Here are 5 contenders for 2016.
Short-term losses and long-term plans
A review of India's not-so-good but not awful series against Australia.
Another Indian victory
Both the Indian and Australian women's teams are using this series as practice for the upcoming World T20.
Masters Champions League Preview
A look at the teams playing in the Masters Champions League.
The Eternal Battler
Shivnarine Chanderpaul is a modern legend who deserves to be well remembered.
Kohli & Dhoni's private chat!
Kohli & Dhoni chat over captaincy on imessage!
AB de Villiers and the captaincy conundrum
When the best player in modern cricket is feeling burnt out, the situation must be addressed.
The saga of the Lions
A trip down memory lane to the early days and early glories of Sri Lankan cricket.
On returning cricket to a city
Cricket was fading in Brisbane, but the BBL brought it back.
Top 10 probable retirements in 2016
Several illustrious players will likely play their last international game in the coming year.
5 things we will see in 2016
The World T20 winner, the new no. 1 Test nation and other nice and accurate predictions for 2016.
Standard Collapsing Procedure
England are constantly snatching defeat from the jaws of victory due to their batting collapses.
A preview of India vs Australia
India seek lost pride. Australia aim to stay on top. Both teams have something to prove before WT20.
A selectorial mixed message
India's ODI/T20I squad confusion: Young blood or experienced oldies? Short or long term benefits?
Smaller teams, bigger moments
Afghanistan and Zimbabwe played truly exciting cricket, and I'm glad I didn't miss it.
The Down & Out Calypso
They once had cricket in their blood, but it has been getting more and more diluted.
8 Things 2015 taught us
Sadness & delight, rising tides & falls from grace, triumphs and disasters: this year had it all.
No more fat bats
Make cricket healthy again.