Metamorphosis man Parthiv opens happy selection debate

The Gujarat man batted wonderfully in Mohali and has thrown his hat into the ring as a specialist opening batting option now

A star is born: Hameed bats through pain, shows his senior mates up

It’s a shame that the 19 year old will leave for home because of the broken finger, but the Indians will heave a sigh of relief for sure

How fair is it to legislate respect?

There is a world of difference between commanding and demanding, as national anthems during sporting events illustrate

Dhawan at the crossroads

Whether the birthday boy takes the Ranji route to an India return remains to be seen; Tendulkar, meanwhile, queers the pitch

Moeen Ali finds his “perfect role”

On the eve of the Rajkot Test, the England allrounder discussed how far he’s come as an international cricketer and how much further he has to go

Red onions, bad jokes and BlackCaps tales: The Taylor-Guptill friendship

Laughing at and with each other, the two New Zealand batsmen – the sons Martin Crowe never had – share a bond that goes well beyond runs, and career ambitions

Deaths in cricket: More dangerous than we knew

The risks involved in cricket are greater than we imagined, and have tended to be underplayed

On retirement: If not now, when?

Players might not be the best judges of the right time to go – sportsmen, they say, die twice, the first bringing an end to a career, the second to life itself