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India Cricket Team Profile

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Cricket in India has gone from a British colonial pastime to a source of great wealth and power for the nation, as well as the greatest passion of a billion people. Learn more here about the team, players, and more.

Cricket Spotlight10

The Day Mahela Jayawardene Caught My Eye

Mahela Jayawardene's Test record is stunning, but it's the one-day cricket arena where he first caught my attention.

First-class cricket

A definition of first-class cricket, with notes and examples to explain it in more detail.

Men's International Cricket Fixtures: January-June 2015

A calendar of men's international cricket fixtures in the first half of 2015, which includes New Zealand in England and the ICC 2015 Cricket World Cup.

A Note on 'Batsmen' vs 'Batter' in Cricket Writing

Why I prefer to use the term 'batter' instead of 'batsman' in cricket writing.


An explanation of what 'jaffa' means in cricket, with notes and video examples.

Five Cricket World Cup Shocks

The greatest Cricket World Cup pleasures often come from the shocks. Here are five results that made cricket fans sit up and say, "huh?"


An explanation of what it means to 'retire hurt' or 'retire out' in cricket, including Graeme Smith's famous example.

Cow corner

A definition of the term 'cow corner' as it is used to describe an area on a cricket field, with a video example.

What It's Like To Face Genuinely Fast Bowling

Most amateur cricket players will never know what it's like to face genuinely fast bowling, but these professionals offer some insight.


A definition of the word 'infield' as it is used in cricket.

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