England's sixes

England’s sixes in ODI cricket

The six which Ben Foakes hit against Ireland on Friday was a surprise within the context of that match: it was England’s first boundary for 31 balls and only...
Full member nations

USA Cricket gain ODI status: exciting times ahead stateside after success in Namibia

After USA Cricket gained a place in the new second-tier of ODIs, could stars like Ali Khan and Aaron Jones be key to the future of the global game?

The First Ball of an IPL Match

The norm for the first ball in an Indian Premier League match is for no runs to be scored from it. Before Rajasthan hosted Delhi, the first ball had...
Martin Guptill

Martin Guptill in the first over of an ODI since the 2015 World Cup

The 2015 World Cup started its start, and started its end, with Martin Guptill. That is, the first over of the first match, and the first over of the...
First Wicket

The First Wicket

First Wicket: Matt Renshaw bowls the opening ball of the match. It is short, it is wide, and Marcus Stoinis cuts it straight into the ground. It is a...

Cricket Beyond Stenography

Local cricket is rarely covered well. Too often, when it is covered at all, there are obvious giveaways that the journalists who are given the assignment are being asked...

Rashid Khan : Adelaide’s Best Reasonable Option of Last Resort

When Rashid Khan played his first innings for Adelaide in which he actually faced a ball, he was a model of efficiency. His six runs off two balls meant...
Cricketing Moments

Three big cricketing moments of 2018

The year 2018 has come to an end and there is a lot that has happened both on and off the field. The year had its fair share of...

Kohli Achieves The Other Cowan – Again

In internet parlance, a Cowan is when a batter faces 100 balls in a Test match innings for not many runs. Perhaps a dated reference, and far from the...
Anrich Nortje

” Learning is key in T20 cricket” – Anrich Nortje On His Maiden IPL...

South Africans don’t need an excuse to braai. However, there seemed to be one for right-arm quick Anrich Nortje on Tuesday when on a perfectly good afternoon, he was...