Cricket: Most Popular Articles
Cricket is a game piled high with records and statistics. I've picked ten that ought to be unbeatable and stand the test of time.
The top five one-day international matches of all time had drama, tension and the very best in individual performances.
A collection of quotes by and about Test cricket's most revered player, Australia's incomparable 'The Don'.
A full list, with examples, of the cricket dismissals that make up the ten ways of getting out.
An overview of the ICC ranking system, including the basic points of cricket ranking calculation and the quirks of the system.
You're watching your first game of cricket and have no idea what's going on. Here's what you need to know.
Here are ten great fast bowlers from Test cricket history who combine pace, sideways movement, and accuracy to run riot against opposing batsmen.
Cricket fights are usually the result of slow-burning tension rather than an outburst of adrenaline-fuelled aggression. Here are five classics.
A full explanation of cricket's DRS, including examples and a run-down of the technologies used to uphold or overturn on-field decisions.
Some argue that modern cricket would benefit from Olympic participation, but that remains unlikely. Here's why.
Wisden Cricket Almanack's All-Time Test Cricket World XI includes such legends as Don Bradman, Sachin Tendulkar, and Shane Warne.
The bowling average in cricket is the average number of runs a bowler concedes per wicket taken.
A collection of quotes by and about former England all-rounder W. G. Grace, the first master of cricket and considered by many to be the greatest cricketer of all time.
In this quick reference on the cricket ball, you'll learn about its materials, required dimensions, and the important rules regarding its use.
A look at where to live stream the ICC Cricket World Cup online, country by country.
A diamond duck in cricket is either being dismissed for zero off the first ball of an innings or being dismissed without facing a ball.
The materials, dimensions, and major brands of cricket bats, for your quick reference.
A rundown of what constitutes a no ball -- an illegal delivery for which the fielding team is penalised -- in cricket, with reasons and examples.
The batting average in cricket is the average number of runs a batter scores per innings.
Getting to the Cricket World Cup 2015 is twice as easy for foreign visitors with a combined Australia and New Zealand visa. Here's how to get one.
A cricketer's match fee is the amount of money they are paid to take part in a cricket match.
Run rate in cricket is the speed at which a team scores its runs.
In this quick reference on the cricket pitch, you'll learn about its markings, required dimensions, and the types of pitch that can be used.
A bowler's economy rate in cricket is the average number of runs they concede every six balls. This info page includes examples to aid understanding.
A selection of quotes by and about Wasim Akram, the greatest left-arm swing bowler in cricket history.
Net run rate (NRR) is a metric used in cricket to rank a team's performance in a league or cup competition. It is calculated by comparing a team's run rate with that of their opposition.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) has offered some of the finest Twenty20 batting the game has seen. Here are ten of the best IPL innings.
All the essential information and links to buy Cricket World Cup 2015 tickets online, in person, or on the phone, whether you're based in Australia, NZ, or the rest of the world.
A set of step-by-step instructions on catching with an orthodox cup, the most basic method of catching a cricket ball.
Quite simply, Donald Bradman (aka 'The Don') is the best cricket player to have played the game. Read more about this amazing batsman and cricket legend in this player profile.
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 format involves a group stage and a knockout stage. Here's the full schedule of fixtures.
Sri Lanka can lay claim to being the most innovative international cricket team of the 1990s and 2000s. Find out more about its international record and World Cup performances, as well as the key players in Sri Lankan cricket.
A rundown of where to watch IPL 2015 online depending on your location in the world.
Most amateur cricket players will never know what it's like to face genuinely fast bowling, but these professionals offer some insight.
A bowler's strike rate in cricket is the average number of balls they bowl per wicket.
A Test match in cricket is a five-day match between two top-level national representative cricket teams, during which each team bats two innings.
A collection of quotes by and about the biggest run-scoring phenomenon of international cricket history.
Australia has been the most successful national team in the history of cricket. Find out more about its international record and World Cup performances, as well as famous Australian players.
A definition of the term 'cow corner' as it is used to describe an area on a cricket field, with a video example.
A collection of quotes by and about the outstanding West Indies cricket batsman Brian Lara.
A guide to understanding a cricket batting order, including who bats where and a look at their respective roles in the team.
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 Indian cricket team, its best players, its World Cup record and more.
A set of links to every video in the ESPN Legends of Cricket series featuring Sir Donald Bradman, W. G. Grace, Shane Warne, and Wasim Akram.
A collection of quotes by and about legendary Australian cricket player Shane Warne, who is considered the best leg spinner of all time.
A simple but thorough guide to cricket fielding positions, appropriate for all cricket knowledge levels. Includes every position in one image.
A collection of quotes by and about outstanding West Indies batsman Sir Vivian Richards, one of the most confident and destructive players ever to appear on a cricket field.
A set of step-by-step instructions on catching with a reverse cup, the best method for catching a cricket ball above chest height.
An explanation of what day/night cricket is, the advantages it offers and disadvantages it produces, and its history.
An explanation of what 'jaffa' means in cricket, with notes and video examples.
A quick reference on cricket fields: how big they need to be, what markings are required, and the types of ground cricket can be played on.
A maiden in cricket is an over from which no runs are conceded by the bowler.
In cricket, a batter's strike rate is the speed at which they score runs.
Why I prefer to use the term 'batter' instead of 'batsman' in cricket writing.
The debate over whether cricket could benefit from Olympic participation evolves as the game changes. Here are a few arguments in favour.
A five-for in cricket, also known as a five-wicket bag, is five wickets taken by one bowler in a single innings.
Twenty20 is a short form of cricket in which each team bats for 20 overs.
These ten batsmen left their mark on cricket's biggest stage by scoring more runs than anyone else in the tournament's history.
You can usually make a pretty good guess at who will win the Cricket World Cup before the tournament
A set of step-by-step instructions on how to form a long barrier, the best way of stopping a rolling cricket ball.
A collection of quotes by and about former West Indies legend Sir Garfield Sobers, who is regarded by many as the greatest all-round cricketer of all time.
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.
Want to see your team's last hit-out before the 2015 Cricket World Cup proper? Here's where to watch most of the games.
A selection of quotes relating to former West Indies fast bowler Malcolm Marshall, a true legend of cricket who was voted into Wisden's All-Time Test XI.
Any conversation about corruption in cricket will touch on match fixing and spot fixing. It's important to understand the difference between the two.
A brief look at the history of New Zealand's national cricket team, with a look at its international record and World Cup performances, as well as famous New Zealand players.
A look at Pakistan's infamously temperamental national cricket team, featuring all its World Cup highs and lows and the team's greatest players.
A regularly updated schedule of men's international cricket fixtures between July and December 2014, including India's tour of England and West Indies' tour of South Africa.
The death overs are the last five to ten overs of a team's innings in a limited over cricket match.
A revealing interview with an IPL cheerleader, who opens up about racism, sexism, and the nuts and bolts of her work.
Politics has overshadowed much of Zimbabwe's cricket history but it has still managed to produce a few world-class players and stage a couple of World Cup heists. Get the run-down on the Zimbabwe national cricket team here.
A list of ten of the greatest spin bowlers in Test cricket history, each of whom reached glory in his own unique way.
A complete set of links to each episode of BBC's cricket history series featuring England, West Indies, Australia, and England.
In cricket, a six is the scoring of six runs with a shot that does not bounce before touching or crossing the boundary of the field.
A one day international (ODI) is a 50-over-per-side cricket match between two national teams, completed in a single day's play.
Cricket as we know it was born in England but the game has moved well beyond its borders. This England cricket team profile tracks its progress from early dominance to becoming part of a global calendar, including a timeline and stars of the past and today.
What happens when you stack the 2015 Ashes squads up against each other? A pretty close-run battle, as it turns out.
A description of what a bail is in cricket, how it is used, and what dimensions it should have.
Since reinstatement to international cricket in 1991, after 20 years in apartheid-induced isolation, South Africa have grown into a formidable, well-balanced team. Now, when will they fix their World Cup record?
Bowling an inswinger in cricket can be a dangerous weapon against any batter. Here's how you do it.
A yorker is a bowling delivery in cricket that pitches at the batter's toes.
The leg side (or on side) in cricket is the half of the field behind the batter.
The second definition of 'wicket' in cricket is the set of three stumps and two bails defended by the batter at each end of the 22-yard pitch.
When you're batting in cricket, playing 'in the V' or 'with a straight bat' is a simple but effective way of minimising the risks of getting out.
A dot ball in cricket is a delivery from which no runs are scored, and a very important aspect of bowling.
A golden duck is the dismissal of a batter in a cricket match for zero runs off their first ball.
Mahela Jayawardene's Test record is stunning, but it's the one-day cricket arena where he first caught my attention.
The USACA Facebook admin, presumably Secretary Kenwyn Williams, has provided the cricket world with a lengthy lesson on how not to use social media.
In cricket, the toss is the flipping of a coin to decide which team will bat first.
A reflection on Kumar Sangakkara's 203 against New Zealand in 2015, the last great peak in his remarkable Test career.
A ripper in cricket is an outstanding delivery from a bowler.
The rundown on the first day/night cricket Test match in November-December 2015 between Australia and New Zealand.
A collection of quotes by and about former England opener Sir Jack Hobbs, the top run-scorer in cricket history.
A slog in cricket is a baseball-style swing of the bat that relies on strength and timing instead of good technique.
Five of the best from Martin Crowe, who is widely regarded to be New Zealand's greatest batsman - especially for his performances in the 1992 World Cup.
Bowling in tandem is a valuable method of trying to get opposition players out during a cricket match. It's also good for the team.
The 2012 ICC Women's World Cup (wwc13) format involves eight teams competing across two group stages and a playoff stage.
The Boxing Day Test is an annual feature of the cricket calendar and a notable part of Australian summer.
Squad balance, weather conditions, form, and personality all play a part in cricket team selection, which isn't as simple as it looks.
What is it that makes Kumar Sangakkara a great cricket player? Here we take a look at some of the qualities that make certain cricketers great.
In cricket, the leg stump is one of three stumps that make up a wicket. It is the stump that stands on the leg side; i.e. on the side away from which the batter is facing.
A royal duck is the dismissal of a batter in a cricket match for zero runs off the first ball of the innings.
From 5 July 2015, new fielding restrictions tip ODI cricket away from batters and back towards the fielding team.
The notion of any cricket player transferring their skills to Yankee Stadium remains a fantasy -- but in the Twenty20 era, we can at least dream.
An innings in cricket is one completed turn at bat, either for a team or for a player.
A duck in cricket is the dismissal of a batter for zero runs.
After a number of high profile incidents, spot fixing and match fixing have become a disease that plagues cricket, spreading doubt and cynicism.
If your cricket team's innings is struck by a batting collapse, you're going to need an anchor to stick around and stop the rot.
A full schedule of men's international cricket fixtures in the first half of 2014. including England in Australia and India in New Zealand.
An in-depth look at two unmissable contests: NZ v SA and Australia v India. The quarter-finals may have been one-sided but these matches will be epic.
Here are ten under-the-radar cricketers who could surprise you with their performances at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
A tribute to retiring Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris, a modern great, as his body finally gives up on him.
A full calendar of men's international cricket fixtures in 2013 for the period from January to June, including Pakistan's tour of South Africa, England's tour of New Zealand, and Australia's tour of India.
Seven Sri Lankan cricketers -- mostly unknowns -- stand head and shoulders above all other one-day bowlers of their generation. Why?
In cricket, fast bowling is a bowling technique that relies primarily on delivering the ball at high speed.
In cricket, a leave is when a batter intentionally avoids hitting the ball. Read a more detailed explanation of the leave with examples here.
In cricket, a four is the scoring of four runs with a shot that bounces before touching or crossing the boundary of the field.
A selection of quotes relating to former England star Alan Knott, who was voted as the greatest cricket wicketkeeper in Wisden's All-Time Test XI.
Last Man Stands makes cricket faster, more exciting, and more easy to participate in -- especially for those who don't have a lot of spare time.
A pinch hitter in cricket is a player sent out to bat earlier than usual with instructions to score quickly.
Bowling an outswinger in cricket is complicated at first, but if you practice with these steps, you can add this dangerous delivery to your arsenal.
These eight men left their mark on the game of cricket, both by their achievements and by their glorious moustaches.
In cricket, the off stump is one of three stumps that make up a wicket. It is the stump that stands on the off side; i.e. on the side to which the batter is facing.
An outswinger in cricket is a delivery from a bowler that curves towards the off side while travelling through the air.
The stumps in cricket are the three long sticks of wood placed at either end of the pitch.
In 1993, Shane Warne bowled the 'Ball of the Century' -- a few seconds every cricket fan should know about.
An inswinger in cricket is a delivery from a bowler that curves towards the leg side while travelling through the air.
The off side in cricket is the half of the field in front of the batter.
Now that Rohit Sharma has set a new ODI cricket mark with 264, is it time to start thinking about the first limited overs triple century?
If these four conditions are right, the 2015 World Cup in Australia & NZ could see the first team total of 500 in one day cricket history.
Get your hands on as many of these cricket protective items as you can -- they'll look after those parts of your body that are vital or get hit often.
A tribute to Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, whose tragic death in 2014 sent shockwaves through the global cricket community.
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It's easy to get caught up in the Indian Premier League circus, but it's important to remember how ridiculous it can be.
A definition of first-class cricket, with notes and examples to explain it in more detail.
A full list of the latest ICC player rankings for men's and women's international cricket, including Test, ODI, and Twenty20 rankings.
A screamer in a cricket match is a memorably great catch.
Test cricket produces some great rearguard actions where players had to dig deep to keep their teams in the game. Here are three of them.
The first definition of 'wicket' in cricket is the dismissal of a batter, who is said to have 'lost their wicket'.
A selection of the best cricket quizzes on Sporcle, suitable for beginners and experts.
The rope is the unbroken circle that forms the boundary of the field, so called because it is usually marked with a continuous rope.
A look at high-profile cases of depression among top-level cricketers including Marcus Trescothick, Iain O'Brien, Michael Yardy, Scott Boswell, and Lou Vincent.
In cricket, the circle is the ring of paint or dots to indicate 30 yards from the pitch.
The Ashes is the name of each Test cricket series played between Australia and England since 1882.
A return to jaw-dropping form for a legendary all-rounder, a triumphant reminder of a young batsman's long-established talent, and more.
Bangladesh is still a young member of international cricket's elite group. But with a new generation of talented players, it has plenty of potential.
In cricket, nets are a set of practice pitches surrounded by netting to prevent balls from being hit far from the batter.
The cricket pitch, or the 22-yard area in which the ball is bowled, can also be referred to as the wicket.
As one day cricket changes its stripes again, will it enter a new era of low scores and gritty contests? Or will the run-fests continue?
The Laws of Cricket are the official rules of the sport established by the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and updated by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
Picking through the postmortem after England's shock early exit from Cricket World Cup 2015, here are five things they should change ASAP.