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JULY 31, 2014

Remembering Ashok Mankad, a domestic giant

The late "Kaka" was a terrific batsman, a shrewd captain, and a wonderful raconteur. But most of all he was a genuine friend

JULY 30, 2014

Cook's Brearley lesson

Mike Brearley managed to remain an outstanding captain despite his consistent failures with the bat. Is there a lesson in there for England's current skipper?

JULY 29, 2014

'Fast-bowling injuries account for two-thirds of games missed in a year'

Australia's lead physio Alex Kountouris talks about injury management, and how there was really never any rotation policy

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JULY 28, 2014

When Jesse went pongo

The boys discuss the throbbing excitement that is 200 days to go till the World Cup, spot the slow Bodyline in England, and attack the TV coverage's technology. The News or Ruse is riddled with possibilities, and the Cleckheaton Calling is short and sweet

JULY 28, 2014

Have England lost their new-found identity?

Cook and his boys seem to have fallen out of touch with the relentlessness that took them to No. 1

JULY 27, 2014

The geometry of captaincy

Maybe leadership in cricket is not so much about the art of captaincy as about the real-time computing of information

JULY 26, 2014

Test streaks: 52 and 27 matches long

A look at the best batting and bowling streaks in Tests

JULY 25, 2014

Losing to India

An Englishman discovers cricket fervour in India, and realises he can't quite win a game against Indians back home either

JULY 24, 2014

Battling the fear of defeat

A fourth-innings chase can be brutally unforgiving; every wicket can lead to acute anxiety

JULY 22, 2014

Are Test batsmen maturing quicker these days?

Of late Rahane, Robson, Ballance and Stokes have all made hundreds in their first five Tests. Does that point to a larger trend?

JULY 21, 2014

No home advantage in World Cups

A small pool of teams could be an important reason why only one team has lifted the trophy in front of its home crowd

JULY 20, 2014

A man of his people

Mahela Jayawardene embodies artistry and steel in his batting, and warmth and humanity off the field

JULY 19, 2014

The decline of the specialist attacking bowler

Why do teams pick a fourth bowler who is practically incapable of taking five wickets in a Test innings simply because he can score a fighting 40?