V Ramnarayan

A view from the fringe and beyond

Shikhar Dhawan celebrates his century with Ajinkya Rahane

India's one-day selection needs a rethink

The World Cup showed that those picking the side need to focus on the team's weaknesses and be bold enough to replace players who may have come to take their places for granted

Alvin Kallicharran drives on his way to a half-century

Where have all the stylists gone?

You'll get powerful and innovative shots, spectacular fielding and express pace in this year's World Cup, but at the cost of artistry and mystery

India's debutant Karn Sharma bowls

India's Adelaide blunder

Picking a newbie as the sole spinner in the XI could be a mistake that will haunt them

David Gower holds the trophy aloft after England's 2-1 series win in India

Home advantage: everyone's property

In years past, the term was something of a pejorative; not so much these days, when just about every side seems to enjoy it

Budhi Kunderan on his way to 192

Remembering Budhi the dasher

Before Sehwag, and even Srikkanth, India had a swashbuckling opening batsman who also kept wickets

Sachin Tendulkar bowls at the nets

Any multi-skilled bowlers out there?

Bowlers who can switch between pace and spin, left-arm and right-arm and vice versa will spice up the contest between bat and ball

Geoff Griffin resorts to underarm bowling after being no-balled

Don't shed tears for chuckers

The ICC's decision to take a stricter view of throwing is an important step forward in eliminating the problem of illegal actions