The genius of the Black Lives Matter protest is that it forces everyone to pick a side. Either one acknowledges the essential point of the anti-racist …
This is a postscript, not a sequel, to my previous post here about captaincy in the modern professional international game. The evidence there indicate…
And Have Always Been In The Modern Era. This applies to T20s and Tests Alike
Rob Moody has arguably the finest collection of cricket videos on the planet. There may be other collections gathering dust in some broadcaster’s archi…
When top players struggle for form, a certain stripe of cricket observer begins to stir the pot with renewed vigor. This has happened recently with Aji…
Simon Heffer’s column in the The Telegraph should be put in a museum. Rarely has there been a statement of conservative dogma so unadorned. This is con…
A few tweeters suggested this nice idea of charting the ratio of the (average runs per wicket scored)/(average runs per wicket conceded) over successiv…
This is the question Ravi Shastri tried to answer as coach of the Indian side. It has been the perennial question. Here’s a history of how India have t…
This is an extended conversation about the cricket played during India's Tests in England in the 2021 season. My guests are Sidharth Monga of ESPNCrici…
R Ashwin has not played any of India’s first four Tests in England. Its not obvious that he will play in the 5th Test. I’m writing this a few hours bef…
A common thing one hears about today’s Test cricket, especially from Indian fans is that today’s batting line ups are not a patch on the line ups in ea…
In four Tests in England, India have been poor in the field for about an hour. That hour with the new ball arguably put them out of contention at Headi…