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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
Indian fans had to suffer the ignominy of a series defeat and the tremendous success of enemy No. 1 James Anderson © Getty Images
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AUGUST 05, 2014

Celebrating 3500 ODIs

An analysis of one-day internationals, breaking up the 3500 games played so far into five sets of 700 each
AUGUST 01, 2014

How exactly does one 'lead by example'?

A captain needs to do enough as an individual to retain respect and control, but exceptional performances may not result in even greater influence
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 18, 2014

Revisiting the glorious summer of 2000

If England need a template for this transitional phase, they can turn the clock back to the series against West Indies at the turn of the century
JULY 17, 2014

Let's hear it for cricket's capriciousness

The game's idiosyncrasies can lead to plenty of talking points, but they also add thrill to the outcome
JUNE 29, 2014

Why so passive, England?

England have become a reactive batting side, content to respond to given field settings than to manipulate them
JUNE 15, 2014

Vishy or Sunny? Venky or Pras?

What sort of interminable arguments have you had with your friends and relatives about cricketers?
JUNE 08, 2014

Caribbean second comings

The return of Jerome Taylor, Sulieman Benn and Dwayne Bravo to the West Indies Test squad shows that no door is truly closed when it comes to sports
MAY 26, 2014

The boys of endless summer

All grace, good looks and charisma, Farokh Engineer, Salim Durani and ML Jaisimha epitomised the charms of a bygone age
MAY 12, 2014

The truth about Australia's exciting brand of cricket

Why does the type of cricket Darren Lehmann wants to play suddenly seem very important to England?
MAY 11, 2014

Why can't broadcasters clean up Indian cricket?

It's in sports television's long-term interest to ensure that the game is run well and free of scandal
APRIL 10, 2014

Test-match moments I won't forget

The scorecards of these three Tests reveal fairly one-sided games, but that wasn't the case if you had been there
MARCH 04, 2014

The gender question

What exactly were girls and women doing in the '70s and '80s when all of us Indian men and boys were obsessed with cricket?
FEBRUARY 06, 2014

When cricket crackled

Listening to radio commentary required you to construct an image from the words you heard and create a rich movie of the match in your mind's eye
JANUARY 19, 2014

Time to regionalise county cricket?

A six-team tournament above the Championship might strengthen the supply line for the England team
JANUARY 16, 2014

The USA and Canada: the have-nots of Associate cricket

They are huge countries with vast talent pools, which means their meagre resources are stretched that much more
JANUARY 08, 2014

How hindsight helps make cricket history

The game is full of turning points and momentous events, but they can be recognised as such only in retrospect
DECEMBER 30, 2013

Seize the period of unstable equilibrium, boys

A Test match generally trundles along at a sedate pace, but it is also besieged by moments of acute instability. The ones who take advantage of it win
DECEMBER 07, 2013

English cricket's pointless brainwaves

Rebranding the domestic T20 competition smacks of just another fiddle that will only confuse fans
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