Analysis

Crime and punishment

Warnings, fines, bans and let-offs: a short history of penalties and breaches under the ICC's code of conduct

Alok Prasanna Kumar

February 2017

Ambiguity in death

When exactly is a ball dead? Five recent instances that show the laws are unclear and the umpires indecisive

Russell Degnan

December 2016

Futuristic in stats and strokes

He last played an ODI more than 20 years ago, but his numbers remain jaw-dropping even by modern standards of batting

S Rajesh

March 2015

Pace unlike fire

The great West Indian bowling attacks were ferocious, ruthless, and storied. But were they as incisive and effective as the great Australian attacks?

Kartikeya Date

December 2014

First day first jolt

How do teams cope when they lose a clutch of wickets in the first session? The numbers tell a story

November 2014

The 30-over factor

Conventional wisdom suggests that in an ODI, a team with wickets in hand is likely to double its score after the 30-over mark. Is it time to recalibrate this rule of thumb?

August 2014