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Why the IPL should fail

Apr 25, 2008: There is a real possibility the league will work, but the cricket played so far has been low-grade rubbish, and the whole thing deserves to fall on its face

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Last post

Mar 22, 2008: I can't see that there's going to be a tour to top the one in Australia any time soon, so this looks like a good place to stop

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Indian Cricket

The Beginning of the End

Mar 13, 2008: Listening to Tendulkar declare that the CB series win counted as the greatest moment of his cricketing career, I felt dismayed, then scornful, and then just old

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Indian Premier League

Why should the IPL be globally managed?

Mar 5, 2008: Counties don't compensate national boards for the services of players they have nurtured and trained

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Controversy

Ponting and the 1950s

Feb 2, 2008: The leeway traditionally granted to certain kinds of cricketing deception is threatened by the camera's unblinking gaze

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Shock and Awe

Jan 31, 2008: In the second Test at Sydney, the two grand narratives of 21st century cricket, India's growing economic clout and Australia's cricketing hegemony, met like unsheathed live wires

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Indian Cricket

Tendulkar's bid for immortality

Jan 17, 2008: The way Tendulkar is batting in Australia, that part will be his to play for years yet, at the end of which he might well stand on the pedestal that Bradman chose for him and which Cricket reserves for her most durable geniuses

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Harbhajan, cont'd

Jan 10, 2008: A link to an analysis of the tumultuous events of the Sydney Test

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Controversy

We was robbed

Jan 6, 2008: The ICC should take a page out of tennis’ book and allow each team a fixed number of challenges so that they can appeal decisions that they think are plainly wrong

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Controversy

Ponting and the case against Harbhajan

Jan 5, 2008: The Symonds affair and the charge of racial abuse laid against Harbhajan Singh by Ricky Ponting could change the way in which international cricket is monitored and regulated

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Indian Cricket

Laxman was sublime but India need more

Jan 4, 2008: One of Tendulkar, Ganguly and Yuvraj has to get a century

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Indian Cricket

Dravid: The meddle and the muddle

Dec 29, 2007:

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The Hussey Measure (and the measure of Hussey)

Dec 23, 2007: An attempt to put Michael Hussey's staggering Test performances in perspective

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The most under-rated player in the world

Dec 21, 2007: Perhaps Hussey's case illustrates a larger problem with cricket appreciation: the way in which a ruling aesthetic obscures the achievement of players whose methods don't fit its criteria

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More than a Test series

Dec 20, 2007: It isn't just the Border-Gavaskar trophy that's at stake: Captain Kumble holds the future of the long game in his hands.

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Journeyman and genius

Dec 6, 2007: Jayasuriya's significance is not statistical, though heaven knows that at the high points of his career he climbed peaks never attempted by more consistent players

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VVS. Again.

Nov 23, 2007: He was, as he often is in Test matches, the best batsman on show

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Greg Chappell's Punch & Judy Show

Nov 16, 2007: Is Chappell asking us to accept that he had a hissy fit then and cried 'racism' when it wasn't

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Time to rejig batting order

Nov 15, 2007: Captain Kumble might turn out to be an inspired choice

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Controversy

No room for bigotry

Oct 20, 2007: Our virtue as a nation is that we committed ourselves to an inclusive pluralism

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