Prajay Naik looks at how attacking players in both football and cricket are valued compared to their defensive counterparts.
Meet the new boss: only slightly different from the old boss.
Alastair Cook is confident England's new limited-overs regime will prove a success as Ashley Giles prepares to take charge of the side for the first time during their tour of India but he added that they will have to do it their own way and "not check everything" with the team director, Andy Flower.
The story of the sporting year to come will, in all probability, look quite a bit like the story of the sporting year just past.
Think Tony Greig, think Kerry Packer. The two names are indelibly linked. Yet there is another link in this chain that can easily be forgotten.
This was not the high-profile retirement announcement we were expecting. While Sachin Tendulkar keeps us wondering, Mike Hussey has taken us by surprise. "Mr Cricket" has had enough of the game.
Pakistan gave their fans a welcoming Christmas gift with a comfortable 5 wicket win against arch rivals India. Rana Malook reviews the days play.
There has been so much talk about the parallels between the 1984-85 tour of India and this one that it may be worth recalling what happened next all those years ago.
England's defeat by five wickets was emphatic but respectable enough. They were pitched against a highly motivated and experienced India side, still smarting from their defeat in the Test series, and England lacked the firepower or the form to test them. But for many of Eoin Morgan's young Twenty20 side this was still a valuable experience.
Suryakumar Yadav hit the winning runs to complete a swashbuckling 46 from 20 balls as Kolkata Knight Riders beat Mumbai Indians by seven wickets to open the 2015 edition of the Indian Premier League.
England v West Indies : The series no-one is talking about.
The launch of the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack typically signifies the start of summer and it usually manages to sum up the state of the game in its 'Notes by the editor' section.