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World Cup

Subedar Major Haq and a Company of Sepoys

Mar 10, 2007: If I was a betting man looking for big returns on a small investment, I'd put some money on Inzamam's men

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World Cup

Lara and the Eleven Dwarfs

Mar 8, 2007: Lara embodies West Indian batsmanship in all its flourishing glory but the void in the fast-bowling department will worry West Indies

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World Cup

Dramatis Personae: Australia

Mar 5, 2007: A year or so ago, Ponting began to make pious noises about Australians setting standards of good behaviour on the field

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Cricket & the Media

Cricket as news and cricket as commerce

Mar 3, 2007: It's getting harder, while covering entertainment and sport, to draw a line between news manufactured by sponsors and ‘real’ news

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Silva and Sinhala

Feb 19, 2007: Every time I watch a South Asian player unfamiliar with English struggling with the language during match ceremonies, I want to shake the team manager and the event organisers

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Indian Cricket

Victory in Vizag

Feb 18, 2007: What had happened was this: chasing a more than decent total, against respectably fast bowling, without the aid of Tendulkar, Dravid and Dhoni, India creamed Sri Lanka

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World Cup

World Cup 2: the bowling

Feb 16, 2007: I think Dravid will be desperate to play Pathan if five of his six main batsmen fire because Pathan playing to seventy five percent of his potential as a bowler would appear to balance the side out

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Indian Cricket

Desi Radio Commentary

Feb 15, 2007: I was driving to work in the morning with the radio commentary on, listening to cricket in Hindi and English alternately

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Indian Cricket

How good is Mahendra Singh Dhoni?

Feb 15, 2007: Speaking for myself, I’ve swung between admiration and scepticism

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Controversy

Dean Jones redux

Feb 14, 2007:

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World Cup

Three straws in the wind

Feb 12, 2007: Australia remain favourites for the Cup but the odds on them winning have lengthened and it’s no longer a one horse race

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Indian Cricket

World Cup wish list - 1

Feb 9, 2007: Here’s my batting card for the World Cup: Tendulkar and Ganguly to open, Yuvraj, Dravid, Sehwag, Karthik and Dhoni to follow

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Indian Cricket

Is the Indian finger spinner obsolete?

Feb 5, 2007: In the first seven years of this new century India has produced a queue of fast-medium workhorses…but not one distinguished spinner.

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Test Cricket

Let's keep Test cricket white

Feb 3, 2007: Test cricket is lovely because it happens in whites

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The strange death of Indian cricket

Feb 1, 2007: Yesterday my son, who is fifteen, said: “ Last year we had a great team.” I was about to set him right, to say that it was nearly three years ago, in 2004, that we’d had something approaching a great team when Ganguly’s Goers had nearly beaten

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A blog for cricket tragics

Jan 29, 2007: This is a fan's eye blog

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Is Murali the greatest spinner ever?

Aug 7, 2006: A long, hard look at the man who has, in many ways, carried Sri Lankan cricket for so many years

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Cricinfo Magazine August 2006

Extravagantly sound

Aug 1, 2006: Dravid's batting style is the opposite of effortless. It's elaborate, flourishing and effortful. And that may be why he does not get his due

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Serendip's atlas

Jul 1, 2006: Fourteen years into a singular career, Muttiah Muralitharan remains cricket's most extraordinary performer. Just how great is he?

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Home advantage

Jan 1, 2006: What exactly is a sporting wicket? Home advantage is nothing to be apologetic about; it's another challenge

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