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February 13, 2018

The adequate artistry of M Vijay

The Indian opener is a stylish batsman who can look at his Test achievements with quiet satisfaction, if not with loud triumphalism


February 12, 2018

The serial toppers: batsmen analysed by series dominance

Which batsmen fare the best when their careers are assessed on their relative performance to others in every series they played in?

December 21, 2017

Madras' Srikkanth

The former India captain's average may be below 30, but his daredevil batting and his quaint mannerisms made him a cult favourite in his hometown


November 06, 2017

Tales from Thiruvananthapuram

As Thiruvananthapuram gears up to host its first T20I, a flashback to visits by international teams in the past


October 28, 2017

Are we entering a golden age of Indian fast bowling?

Could an Indian pace bowling pack all capable of hitting 140kph inspire a steady stream of fast bowling talent?


October 17, 2017

The Run-Out XI

The most dangerous runners between the wickets in cricket history, all in one team


July 01, 2017

Growing up a lonely cricket fan in Japan

It was not always easy, but a worthy role model and the belated discovery of a cricket club helped keep a childhood passion alive and kicking


May 25, 2017

Music to watch cricket by

Selecting a soundtrack for a long day at the cricket requires a ear for the rhythm of the game

IPL 2017

April 23, 2017

Hating and loving the IPL

From planning to protest against the IPL to becoming fans of the league

March 03, 2017

Of autograph hunting blues and second chances

Prakul Chandra

Much like cricket, autograph-hunting is a sport. A fan arms himself with a pen and paper, two decades apart

January 16, 2017

Head and shoulders above the rest

Picking an XI from among the tallest cricketers to have ever played

January 16, 2017

How do I explain cricket to my first-born?

Living in the US, far away from the beating heart of the game, a father wonders how he can get the next generation to fall in love with it

The Stands

December 14, 2016

The dominator turns accumulator

Reliving the final day of Chennai 2008, when Sachin Tendulkar piloted a record-breaking chase against England

December 03, 2016

Newspaper nostalgia

A fan takes us on his journey of watching cricket matches before the era of cable TV - through print

Ranji Trophy 2016-17

November 04, 2016

A Yuvraj special on Diwali

A lifelong fan watches his favourite cricketer reach a double-century

July 20, 2016

Age shall not wither

Misbah-ul-Haq's glorious Lord's century stood out as a magnificent aberration of an achievement for modern 40-plus cricketers

July 13, 2016

Junior cricket versus the elements

Chris Smith

If you are playing - or coaching - junior cricket in the north-west of England, you can't afford to let the weather dampen your enthusiasm

July 06, 2016

An American discovers cricket

How a lover of many sports from the USA came to be a fan of cricket as well

June 24, 2016

Headleys, Comptons, and third-generation cricketers

Cricket is replete with father-son duos, but grandfathers and grandsons are rarer

Sri Lanka cricket

June 05, 2016

Gamini Goonesena, Ceylon's polymath

Goonesena was the buccaneering all-round Sri Lankan talent, who plied his trade with distinction well before his country made ripples in the cricketing world


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The adequate artistry of M Vijay

The Indian opener is a stylish batsman who can look at his Test achievements ...


Fan Following: A night to rejoice at Eden Gardens

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