March 1, 2015
March 1, 2015

Unloved, underprepared: what did cricket expect?

Amjad Javed, Khurram Khan and Krishna Chandran Karate play cricket for the United Arab Emirates. They also work for one of the national airlines of their country, Emirates.

February 28, 2015
February 28, 2015

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.

February 27, 2015
February 27, 2015

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...

February 26, 2015
February 26, 2015

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.

February 25, 2015
February 25, 2015

Happy to be upset

There are two ways of looking at an upset. You can take a mischievous joy in it: revelling in the way the traditional order is set on its head and mere anarchy is loosed upon the world. Or you can...

February 24, 2015
February 24, 2015

Porterfield attacks ICC mentality

Ireland's captain William Porterfield has not yet signed the petition for the retention of a 14-team World Cup, but based on his rhetoric at the Gabba on Tuesday, that can only be a matter of...

February 23, 2015
February 23, 2015

Why week 2 of #cwc15 is huge

How will the second week of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 treat the various teams hoping to make it to the knock-out stage of this competition?

February 21, 2015
February 21, 2015

Grim outlook at Gabba

If the sky hasn't quite fallen in on Brisbane, there has been more than enough rain to place Saturday's fixture between Australia and Bangladesh at the Gabba in grave doubt

February 19, 2015
February 19, 2015

Umpiring confusion reigns again

It took only seven balls for Samiullah Shenwari's delight at Afghanistan's first appearance in a World Cup to descend into personal disaster as the focus turned once again onto the...

February 17, 2015
February 17, 2015

Rise of Afghans

It was only 20 years ago that Afghanistan formed as a Cricket Federation (now known as the Afghanistan Cricket Board) so, in that sense, they are the ‘new kids on the block’ at this ICC Cricket...