Size not the only challenge for NZ at MCG

It is not merely size that will be foreign to a New Zealand side that has not played in Australia, let alone the MCG, since 2011.

Sledging Inevitable!

Sledging is no more inevitable than double-parking, expenses-fiddling or stealing someone else's milk to make your tea.

Not such an English game anymore

At a fund-raising dinner for the LBW Trust in Sydney on Saturday night, writer and historian Mike Coward, speaking as master of ceremonies, made an observation

A Christchurch miracle and an Afghan cartwheel

As chance would have it, England's match against Scotland was the day after the fourth anniversary of the Christchurch earthquake.

Hoping to silence the noisy neighbours

Melbourne, 1981. Trevor Chappell accedes to the instruction of his brother, Greg, to bowl the final ball of a one-day international against New Zealand under-arm with six needed to win. And one of the biggest controversies in the sport is born. It brings condemnation from many, including the third brother, Ian Chappell, and the Prime Ministers of both Australia and New Zealand.

The art of Amla

It was an exhibition match in England against amateur cricketers. As expected, the pitch wasn't the best, and the bowler didn't have too much pace either.

March 28, 2015
March 28, 2015

Size not the only challenge for NZ at MCG

It is not merely size that will be foreign to a New Zealand side that has not played in Australia, let alone the MCG, since 2011.

March 26, 2015
March 26, 2015

Sledging Inevitable!

Sledging is no more inevitable than double-parking, expenses-fiddling or stealing someone else's milk to make your tea.

March 24, 2015
March 24, 2015

Not such an English game anymore

At a fund-raising dinner for the LBW Trust in Sydney on Saturday night, writer and historian Mike Coward, speaking as master of ceremonies, made an observation

March 20, 2015
March 20, 2015

McCullum promises attack-first mentality

There is a chill in the Wellington air, thoughts are turning to autumn and beanies have been the order of the day at training - not just for the West Indians

March 19, 2015
March 19, 2015

Australia hope Adelaide grass greener

Australia are hopeful a well-grassed Adelaide Oval pitch will provide enough assistance for the hosts' fast bowlers to dismantle Pakistan

March 18, 2015
March 18, 2015

Build, build, blast off

In contrast to previous World Cups, this time most teams seem to have followed a strategy of constructing an innings till about the last quarter and then launching an all-out attack

March 15, 2015
March 15, 2015

A familiar despair marks Taylor's farewell

Taylor walked slowly towards Masakadza, and then stopped some way short. He lay down on his back and spent the rest of the interval getting some stretching done on his legs.

March 14, 2015
March 14, 2015

Jason Holder's trial by fire

The concern was genuine, widespread and well-founded. Clive Lloyd's appointment of Jason Holder as the new West Indies captain for an initiation in South Africa against South Africa

March 11, 2015
March 11, 2015

Still the king

Viv Richards has been crowned the greatest one-day cricketer ever by a jury of 50 eminent players, commentators and writers assembled by the Cricket Monthly.

March 8, 2015
March 8, 2015

Tahir, Ashwin and Vettori buck World Cup trend

In a recent interview, former offspinner Erapalli Prasanna said that a bowler like him would have been successful in the shorter forms of the game today, with the heavier bats, field restrictions and aggressive, innovative stroke-play.