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February 04, 2021

Malcolm Marshall and his two Ms: my most prized possession

Nobody in the past 20 years has gotten an autograph from Malcolm Marshall, and nobody ever again will


November 10, 2020

When Nawaz Sharif, John Major and Bob Hawke played cricket in Harare

A look back to 30 years ago, when a handful of world leaders put on whites for charity


August 13, 2020

Cook to Price: A Test XI of common nouns

Harish Rajaraman SA and Srinivas S

An unusual list which includes champion players from the past as well as present


July 21, 2020

Of great batsmen and their unforgettable bat labels: a romance to remember

Siddhartha R and Srinivas S

Bat labels get as firmly stuck in the memory as gorgeous shots from bat-holders


June 11, 2020

Carpets and corridors: 11 expressions from the cricketing world

Which of these terms frequently used by cricket commentators is your favourite?


May 17, 2020

Coping with the absence of live cricket

A 17-year old reader is digging deep into the archives and learns about life through the game

1996 Titan Cup

May 10, 2020

When a boisterous Bangalore crowd got behind the local boys

As many as six Karnataka players featured in the XI with Kumble and Srinath delivering victory


April 25, 2020

Newlands Test XI ft. Jacques Kallis, Sachin Tendulkar and Dale Steyn

A Newlands faithful picks his XI and standout performances at the venue since the turn of the century


April 19, 2020

Batting for the tie

Srinivas S

Ties remind us of thin margin between winning and not winning, and are so rare that they need to be celebrated


April 05, 2020

An experience of a lifetime at the Chinnaswamy Stadium

How a group of friends managed to get tickets for the India-Pakistan clash and then partied in the stands and streets


March 18, 2020

An open letter to the India women's cricket team

Srinivas S

Harmanpreet Kaur's girls came up short in the big final at the MCG, but there's plenty to look forward to from them in the future


November 11, 2019

The seven's worth a double

Srinivas S

The greater the number of times a bowler has taken seven wickets in an innings, the more resonant is his legend


August 27, 2019

What's in a number? In cricket, quite a lot

Bradman's 99.94, Dravid's 461, 149 at Headingley. And three stunning fourth-innings knocks that feature 1, 5 and 3


June 28, 2019

The South Africa cricket fan's mid-life crisis

South Africa have endured plenty of World Cup disappointments, but in 2019, the music died


January 20, 2019

Why you should be disappointed with Mr Pujara

Cheteshwar Pujara faced 1258 balls. Cheteshwar Pujara scored two match-winning hundreds... stop, enough already


January 05, 2019

Seagulls at cow corner, Bhogle on air, and ABC to the rescue

An India fan relives the excitement of following an Adelaide Test in the early 1990s, when he sneaked in a portable radio in his school backpack

December 18, 2018

It was always about your cricket, Australia

The verbal excesses and physical posturing of Australian players have always only been side notes to truly great performances on the field


May 27, 2018

How to account for not-outs more accurately when assessing batsmen

Himanish Ganjoo

Using analytics from medicine to compute batsmen's survival rates

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

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


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