Virat Kohli the best ODI batsman ever

Every now and then we are fortunate enough to witness something noteworthy in the footnotes of our game. The number of outstanding catches that T20 has spawned, for example. The batting form of Steve...

Sachin: a Billion Dreams

As if the life and times of Sachin Tendulkar weren’t prominent enough, the little master now has his own film, directed by James Erskine, out in cinemas now. The Cricket Blog was lucky enough to get ...

Alastair Cook stands on the brink of greatness

36 runs are all that Alastair Cook needs to break into the modern batting elite by surpassing 10,000 Test runs. It is a statistical landmark that outlines a player’s longevity and class. Tendulkar, P...

The Cricket Blog speaks to Shammi Pithia

It is true to say – and obvious to point out – here at The Cricket Blog our focus is very much on cricket. You wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t! We do, however, have interests outside of the...

India and life after Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar was quite a handy cricketer. Everyone in agreement? Good, let’s move on. That’s the task facing the Indian cricket team as it takes its first steps forwards without a man who has bee...

Sachin Tendulkar leaves lasting legacy

Though the game of cricket has witnessed many events between November 1989 and November 2013, with many players beginning and ending their careers, a little master stood tall and was busy mesmerising...

Sarah Taylor – the future of women’s cricket

There have been some extraordinary records made and broken in international cricket. Records such as the most runs and centuries belong to Sachin Tendulkar. The highest individual score in a Test inn...