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Tour review

The World Cup in 2014-15

Apr 13, 2016: A review of The World Cup in 2014-15

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Feature

Captains' chronicles

Apr 2016: How players' accounts of touring life evolved from terse reportage to colourful insider tales to vanilla detailing

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1962-2016

Martin the invincible

Mar 3, 2016: At the crease Crowe was elegant and imposing. Off it, especially after he left cricket, he was completely alive, always in the moment, and possessed of a desire to learn

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Cover story

The men who sold the world

Oct 2015: Cricket administrators have always been guided by self-interest, but today one half swears by self-aggrandisement and the other by self-preservation

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2nd Test, Brisbane

Australia v India, 2014-15

Apr 8, 2015: Wisden's review of the second Test, Australia v India, 2014-15

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Tour review

Australia v India, 2014-15

Apr 8, 2015: A review of Australia v India, 2014-15

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A celebration of nicknames

Moniker mania

Apr 8, 2015: How do cricketers pick nicknames?

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World Cup 2015

The new world order

Jan 14, 2015: Bragging rights aside, the method and means of growing the game will ultimately determine its success as a truly global event.

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Essay

Kapil drops Viv

Jan 2015: A stunning catch, an untimely injury, an umpiring error: to what extent has cricket been shaped by whim and fortune? Let us ponder the what ifs

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Frith's Encounters

A memento from another age

Jul 20, 2014: A collection of player portraits that reminds us of a time when cricketers walked the same common clay as ourselves

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Tour review

England v Australia, 2013

Apr 11, 2014: A review of England v Australia, 2013

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Controlling the message

Oct 7, 2013: Cricket boards need to realise the game will not perish if they don't monetise every "product" and police the utterances of every player

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The sovereign republic of the BCCI

Sep 16, 2013: The Indian board is setting a precedent by ignoring the FTP, and thus seemingly reserving the right to do with international cricket as it pleases

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Farewell: Ricky Ponting

The very essence of desire

Apr 11, 2013: To one Australian captain, winning was the main thing - and so it remained for him till the end

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Are South Africa a durable No. 1?

Mar 19, 2013: Their predecessors in the position had short reigns but Graeme Smith's team might just be the real deal

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The Wrong Line

A life on the cricket-writing treadmill

Dec 23, 2012: Andrew Ramsey's account of his days as a cricket journalist (and why he called it a day) is a fine book, but it ought to have gone further

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The Bradman Oration 2012

'Amateurism endures, and mightily'

Oct 24, 2012: Gideon Haigh's speech at the Bradman Oration in Melbourne, during which he spoke about the the importance and pleasures of club cricket, and the impact it has had on Australia as a country

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What should the ICC be?

Sep 27, 2011: Cricket's governing body has long been a fiefdom board presidents use to serve their countries' interests. It's time it became a modern policy-making institution instead

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Which are the greatest dynasties of them all?

Aug 2, 2011: Is it possible to compare the Invincibles of 1948 to the West Indian teams of the '80s and '90s? After all they were simply products of their time

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Ave Test cricket

Jun 21, 2011: Many premature reports of its death later, the five-day game still stands, a byword for excellence in an era that encourages, and even worships, mass mediocrity

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