Time for Dhoni to step aside

It is always sad when a great player reaches the twilight of their career. You start remembering the incredible feats that they achieved both individually and as part of a collective, start thinking ...

Batsmen need to rediscover the art of grafting

After a week that witnessed two Test matches finish within three days, the question of the modern batsman’s ability to graft for a score has once again been questioned. The Indian team director, Ravi...

The safety of cricket

A spate of horrendous injuries suffered on the field of play of late has called into question the adequacy of the safety of cricket. Philip Hughes’s tragic death, struck on the neck by a bouncer, has...

IPL 2015 update

With 36 of the 56 group games gone, we thought we would have a quick look at how the 2015 Indian Premier League is panning out and try to have a guess at who the top four will be. With the table look...

Football holds the key to cricket’s UK audience

A survey by the ECB, England cricket’s governing body, at the end of 2014 revealed that participation in the sport at a recreational level is low. Kids are not playing the game. Elite participants in...

Bent arms and broad bats

The recent spate of bowlers who have been called for, and subsequently banned for, ‘chucking’ the ball in their action has brought to mind the fairness in the battle between bat and ball; the battle ...

IPL 2014 review

It is fair to say that the Indian Premier League has found its flow, now. The match fixing cloud that hung over it at the start of the tournament was lifted by some bright cricket in the UAE and was ...