India gifted Jhulan Goswami a 3-0 sweep of England as a farewell gift in her final series, but it's been almost forgotten in the raging debate that followed over Deepti Sharma's run out of Charlie Dean in the final ODI. England's tour of Pakistan has featured twists in every game, and even seven T20I are now seeming too few as the series has served up epic run chases, low-scoring thrillers and last-over finishes.Here's all the action from an eventful week of cricket.
Jhulan Goswami's fairytale Lord's farewell takes unexpected twist
India claimed a 3-0 sweep of the series but Deepti Sharma took the headlines as debate raged in cricketing circles. Some applauded the bowler for abiding by the rules of the game while others considered this mode of dismissal to be against the spirit of cricket. Sidharth Monga questions why following the rules of the game should be stigmatized, and says it's all about the power in the end. Andrew Fidel Fernando has advice on how to approach the situation and which side to take a stand on in this month's edition of The Briefing.
Six-team Championship Division One and Blast reduction among recommendations of High-Performance Review
Andrew Strauss' mould-breaking report calls on the game to unite behind changes as the sport's "tectonic plates" shift, but a rebellion is brewing in the counties as they consider the implications of domestic restructuring. But Dawid Malan became the first player to back the review as a 'winner for English cricket', saying a less-packed schedule would allow time for players to improve games.
Healy, Gardner, McGrath: who could be Australia's next captain?
With Meg Lanning on indefinite break from cricket, Andrew McGlashan looks at the options available to Australia and how it could come down to how short or long term the selectors want to look at.
Australia's system produces good captains, but you can't say the same about England
Ian Chappell says Pat Cummins is an example of the former, while for England, Stokes apart, the lack of candidates makes it a lottery.
Holder: 'I mark myself pretty hard after a performance but I don't beat myself up'
The allrounder spoke to Deivarayan Muthu about his current form in the CPL and how West Indies should be wary of Zimbabwe, Ireland and Scotland in the first round of the T20 World Cup
When cricket improved England's national mood: in 1981, 2005, and now 2022
Mark Nicholas on how Ben Stokes' team has brought cheer to Britons, just like Ian Botham's and Michael Vaughan's did in the past
Zak Crawley: 'It's been the worst summer I've ever had'
After copping most of the criticism all summer, the England opener hopes he's turned a corner after back-to-back fifties for England and Kent.
Darren Stevens: 'I'm performing at the highest level I've ever played at, so why stop?'
He's seen many last games and heard every cliché about his age, but at 46 the former Kent allrounder tells Valkerie Baynes he isn't ready to hang up his boots yet.
Who has the best slower ball in T20 cricket?
Our writers pick which seamer most artfully deceives batters in the shortest format in men's cricket
All you need to know about the Women's Asia Cup 2022
Who are the teams? What is the format? Matches to look forward to? Find answers to all of that in S Sudarshanan's primer to the tournament.
Watch: 25 Questions with Quinton de Kock
Which Indian bowler can't stand the sight of de Kock? And who's the better fisherman, him or Dale Steyn? We put the South Africa wicketkeeper-batter on the spot.
Who holds the record for the most runs on a single ground in a calendar year?
And has any other batter bettered Chris Gayle's 15 Test hundreds on 15 different grounds? Steven Lynch takes your stats and trivia questions in this week's Ask Steven.