England

  • When 642 was not enough

    Mumbles Road End |  Michael Jones
    Some of the most dramatic turnarounds in cricket history have been orchestrated by the greatest names in the game on its biggest stage, changing the...

  • The Ashes surpasses every cricket rivalry

    Hot Spot |  Chetan Narula
    The thing about Test cricket is that it's a slow-release medicine. While sometimes it can leave a bitter after-taste, at other times it has a...

  • DRS lessons from the Ashes opener

    Reverse Swing |  Suresh Menon
    The two most important lessons from the Ashes opener in Trent Bridge are: a) there is nothing wrong with the DRS technology and b) we...

  • Re-engineering the Conservatives: Thatcher's legacy and Cameron's challenge

    Kindred mind |  Ayushman Jamwal
    In their book Flight of the Buffalo, corporate gurus James Belasco and Ralph Stayer beautifully state the politics of change when they say, "change is...

  • Age did not weary Alec Stewart

    Mumbles Road End |  Michael Jones
    Alec Stewart turns 50 today, less than a decade after the end of his international career - it stands as a testimony to the level...

  • Modern cricketers should not forget county cricket

    Perfume Ball |  Faisal Caesar
    Top-class cricket teams are getting skittled out for shambolic totals such as 47 and 49, as witnessed in Tests in South Africa this year. They...

  • What Is Virat Kohli thinking?

    Hot Spot |  Chetan Narula
    Virat Kohli, as a cricketer, makes you think. When he led India to the 2008 Under-19 World Cup triumph, he made those watching think of...

  • A bit of focus could have made Virender Sehwag an ODI great

    Reverse Swing |  Suresh Menon
    Players are often selected on potential, not for what they might bring to a team immediately, but the difference they could make in a couple...

  • Spin bowling in India is a dying art

    viewpoint |  Hrishikesh Kanitkar
    Traditionally, in India, with the pitches taking turn it's always been up to the spinners to take wickets. For the Indian teams over the years...

  • Stagnating Indian cricket must turn to youth

    Reverse Swing |  Suresh Menon
    Where do India go from here? Even in the days when they were lambs abroad, they were usually tigers at home. Now they are pussycats,...

  • Sachin - A sort of forever

    Grumble with Gaurav |  Gaurav Kalra
    1989 was dreadful. I was 13. A friend went to America in our summer break while I was yet to see what a passport looked...

  • Hello Mr De Mello, where have you been?

    Grumble with Gaurav |  Gaurav Kalra
    The battle for the Anthony De Mello Trophy is about to begin. It should be fascinating. England hasn't won the Anthony De Mello Trophy for...

  • Handling KP key to England fortunes in India

    Reverse Swing |  Suresh Menon
    Kevin Pietersen will be travelling to India, and not merely to sit and as occasion demands dance in a television studio. That he will actually...

  • It could be easier being KP, Kevin

    Reverse Swing |  Suresh Menon
    What a wonderful weekend! There was the Jamaican relay team's world record at the Olympics and wrestler Sushil Kumar's silver medal. There was Indian officialdom's...

  • Hashim Amla can now aspire for greatness

    Reverse Swing |  Suresh Menon
    A triple-century in Tests does not automatically qualify the player as one of the batting greats of the game. Yet, it does raise the level...

  • Australia's fall, England's rise

    Hot Spot |  Chetan Narula
    If the Australian cricket set-up was anything like the Indian cricket set-up, odds on Ricky Ponting returning from retirement and regaining his number three spot...

  • Once upon a scorecard

    Spin, Bounce and Turn |  Jamie Alter
    It's funny how stumbling upon an archived scorecard brings back certain memories, and how glancing down a team's batting innings facilitates nostalgia. With the gentle...

  • Eternal hope for West Indies - the underdogs

    Reverse Swing |  Suresh Menon
    There is something unreal about cricket in England right now. The visitors, West Indies, might go into the first Test without having had a full...

  • My fondest memory of Rahul Dravid

    Hot Spot |  Chetan Narula
    Rahul Dravid was never my favourite cricketer. To someone who followed cricket for the dominance of Sachin Tendulkar, it was nearly frustrating to watch him...

  • Cool Trott steps into the cauldron

    Spin, Bounce and Turn |  Jamie Alter
    The series against Pakistan starting in Dubai on Tuesday is England's first since they became the No. 1 Test team in the World, grabbing the...

  • To Rahul Dravid, with love

    Un'news'ual |  Ruchira Singh
    Rahul Dravid finally calls it a day from One-Day Internationals. My only memory of being absolutely in love with someone is this man. Call me...

  • Douse the DRS fire

    Grumble with Gaurav |  Gaurav Kalra
    For those of us who have been vehement supporters of the Decision Review System, the last few days have been illuminating. Incidents at Durham and...

  • Playing the changing game

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    In the action-packed theatre of Afghanistan-Pakistan, or Af-Pak, the game keeps changing. That is one of the reasons why, in the wake of the WikiLeaks...