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Quinton de Kock drives during his century

South Africa's weird season

From chopping and changing in selection to the latest fixing scandal, the country's cricket is in for testing times, at least in the immediate future

Pandurang Salgaoncar bowls

A fast bowler India might have had

Pandurang Salgaoncar silenced a Chepauk crowd by dismissing the likes of Viswanath and Pataudi cheaply in a Duleep game in 1972-73. Strangely it didn't get him an India cap

Steve Magoffin ripped out four of the top order

Why Australia should pick Steve Magoffin

If the selectors are willing to think out of the box, they could do worse than include the uncapped fast bowler, who has impressive county figures with Sussex

Brad Haddin helps Peter Nevill with his wicketkeeping drills

Two sides to the Haddin case

For all the emotion tied to his family situation and the depth of his contribution to the Test side, he was seriously out of form with the bat

Michael Carberry reflects on his poor error

The pain of the discarded England opener

Facing the new ball acts like a can-opener on a candidate's game and his psyche. Also, failure in the role is harder to deal with than for other players

Polly Umrigar, Datta Gaekwad, Denis Compton and Vijay Manjrekar

A captain a minute

Or that's what it felt like in India at the tail end of the 1950s

Bishan Bedi chats with Cameron White

Listen to Bedi

The former left-arm spinner's trenchant views on selection, and on the treatment of India's spinners in particular, should not be ignored