Dileep Premachandran

Oz’s fall from grace long overdue

Australia’s next captain will have his work cut out to restore a once proud reputation

The enigma of Virat Kohli

India’s captain is set on leading on his own terms, no matter what his haters have to say

West Indies rebels’ bitter legacy

The divisions that were created by the tours to apartheid South Africa in the 1980s still persist

‘Quota’ players? What a joke!

But after the pioneering stints put in by Hashim Amla and Makhaya Ntini, the current generation has it a lot easier. At least on the surface.

India braces for Cape of Storms

They have the resources to make history on a pitch that’s twice denied them victory

History proves England need a hero as Ashes hopes burn out

Cameos seldom win you Tests. What England would do for a Kevin Pietersen or a Ben Stokes right now.

Underdogs rise from red-ball ruins

Wins by the Windies and Bangladesh against England and Australia are adding substance to the argument against big-nation bullying

The day cricket lost its innocence

Back in August 2006, a bomb outside a shopping centre about a kilometre from their Colombo hotel prompted the South Africans to abandon a tri-series.

Proteas ready to bloom

For the briefest of moments, Indian fans could con themselves into thinking that the spirit of Perth was back. Mark Boucher edged behind and South Africa's resistance was broken. By day's end Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly had knocked off the 62 needed and all was well in the Indian cricket world again. Or was it?

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