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AUGUST 26, 2014

The parts of cricket that language forgot

There are feelings and situations in cricket that all of us are familiar with but can't describe succinctly

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AUGUST 25, 2014

Blame Dhoni if England win the Ashes (and the World Cup)

The chaps put the boot into MSD's captaincy, and emails from around the world talk beards and Boots and early cricket memories. Plus, dreadful singing

AUGUST 25, 2014

The Wilt Chamberlain of cricket

There is one current cricketer who is as dominant and unstoppable as the legendary basketball player was

AUGUST 24, 2014

The joy of seeing a sledger receive his comeuppance

It's deeply satisfying to see a known potty mouth, especially one who has wound up your team, be defeated on the field - though it doesn't always work out that way

AUGUST 23, 2014

The Phillip Hughes debate never ends

He makes buckets of runs but cannot hold his place in the Test side. What needs to work for him going forward?

AUGUST 22, 2014

66 for 6 and all that

How does an Indian fan react to this most evil of numbers?

AUGUST 21, 2014

It's home advantage, not doctored pitches

Why do columnists look for conspiracy theories every time a visiting team collapses abjectly?

AUGUST 20, 2014

Performance and result analysis of Test teams

A look at Test teams across the years, measuring the peaks of each team, and the highest peak across teams

AUGUST 19, 2014

Younis Khan: unsung and endearing

Despite being part of a dysfunctional set-up, he has managed to get the best out of himself and players partnering him

AUGUST 18, 2014

How much practice is enough practice?

Deciding how much time to set aside to unwind is a dilemma in any profession. In sport, it's all down to the player, not the coach

AUGUST 17, 2014

It's time we had laws to eliminate sledging

Players should realise that their cricket skills speak louder than the abuse they sometimes dish out in the name of legitimate aggression

AUGUST 16, 2014

Are slow over-rates really a problem?

Time should be considered wasted only when a bowling side tries to slow the game down for its own benefit

AUGUST 15, 2014

The spirit of cricket and the 15-degree rule

The phrase means nothing in this day and age; only the laws and playing regulations are of any importance

AUGUST 14, 2014

What other sports can enhance the cricketer?

Baseball may be cricket's closest relative, but it's boxing that actually offers most to the cricketer

AUGUST 12, 2014

Is Pakistan's slow approach now holding them back?

Under Misbah-ul-Haq, Pakistan have had a lot of success when they have batted for time and strangled teams with spin. But they may need a different tactic now

AUGUST 11, 2014

The eight-year gap between England and India women

Since 2006, England women have risen to unbelievable heights on and off the field, while India have sunk into oblivion

AUGUST 10, 2014

The un-English flair of Denis Compton

The antithesis of the dour English batting stereotype, Compton wowed fans and peers with his ability to play all the shots in the textbook and several outside of it