South Africa shoot themselves in the foot

South Africa suffered their first ever home Test series defeat to Sri Lanka this week. It was their first home series defeat to any Asian side. It was their first home series defeat to anyone who isn...

What if Dale Steyn had remained fit?

This week Dale Steyn will become South Africa’s leading Test match wicket taker when he overhauls Shaun Pollock’s record (with whom he is currently level at the time of writing) of 421 wickets. It is...

Is Shakib Al Hasan cricket’s MVP?

It has been a great week for the underdogs of International cricket. At Headingley a very inexperienced West Indies side chased down over 300 to beat England on the last day and in Dhaka only a day l...

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 ...