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May 23, 2008: In the Weekend Australian , Peter Lalor writes that although a Test comeback for Shane Warne seems positively ridiculous, that has never stopped the legspinner before.
West Indies v Australia, 1st Test, Jamaica, 2nd day
May 23, 2008: If there were any doubts how important Ricky Ponting's first-day 158 was to this match, they evaporated on the second day as batsmen from both sides struggled and Stuart Clark and Fidel Edwards thrived on the unpredictable pitch
May 22, 2008: Alex Brown reports in the Sydney Morning Herald that Andrew Symonds took the chance in Jamaica to catch up with another sporting superstar, Asafa Powell.
West Indies v Australia, 1st Test, Jamaica, 1st day
May 22, 2008: Ricky Ponting said in the lead-up to the first Test that Australia, the No. 1-ranked team in the world, would show no mercy against West Indies, who are in eighth position. It took only one day of the series for Ponting to put his words into action as he
Surrey v Yorkshire, County Championship, The Oval
May 21, 2008: Mark Butcher piled on the runs against Yorkshire, finishing unbeaten on 189 on a day when Surrey fans had hoped to see another former England batsman reach triple figures
New Zealand cricket
May 15, 2008: In the Dominion Post , Jeremy Coney runs his eye over the current New Zealand team - he calls them the Bleak Caps - and finds plenty of reasons for concern.
May 15, 2008: Duncan Fletcher in the Guardian shows he is still thinking about the importance of a strong lower order
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West Indies cricket
May 13, 2008: Writing in the Jamaica Gleaner , Tony Becca is baffled by the West Indies selectors.
May 13, 2008: In the Age , Greg Baum gives his view on the ICC's move towards player referrals to the third umpire.
May 9, 2008: In the Age , Chloe Saltau meets Beau Casson, Australia’s second spinner on their Test tour of the West Indies.
May 8, 2008: Mike Atherton in the Times weighs into the Andrew Flintoff debate and suggests the England selectors should let him find form in county cricket before letting him return to Tests.
May 8, 2008: In his Guardian blog, Mike Selvey believes Lord’s needs to be more accessible to the general public.
May 8, 2008: The laws regarding bat composition were changed by the ICC this week and Angus Fraser in the Independent believes the move is long overdue.
May 7, 2008: In the Daily Telegraph , Simon Hughes meets Stuart Broad, who is hoping to make himself a permanent member of England's Test side.
Surrey v Kent, Friends Provident Trophy, The Oval
May 5, 2008: Kent's middle-order went from mild-mannered to supermen at The Oval, where a late assault from Geraint Jones and Azhar Mahmood turned a shaky start into a match-winning 282 against Surrey
May 4, 2008: In the Sunday Times , Richard Rae meets the Barbados-born Surrey fast bowler Chris Jordan, who at 19 is already impressing good judges.
Middlesex v Surrey, Friends Provident Trophy, Lord's
May 4, 2008: On the day when James Benning turned 25 years old he gave himself the ultimate birthday present for a cricketer - a century at Lord's that set up an easy win for his side
May 1, 2008: In the Australian , Peter Lalor looks at the Australians who have returned home from the Indian Premier League ahead of the Test tour of the West Indies this month.
May 1, 2008: Harbhajan v Sreesanth was the latest in a long list of instances where cricketers came to blows - with each other or otherwise
Ishant Sharma has often been the butt of jokes, and sometimes deservedly so. Today, however, the joke was on England
The leave outside off stump has been critical to M Vijay's success since his India comeback last year. Contrary to popular opinion, such patience and self-denial comes naturally to him
They have to see a glass that is half-full, and play the game as if it is just that, a game; and an opportunity
In India's win at Lord's, Ishant Sharma took the best bowling figures by an Indian in the fourth innings of a Test outside Asia. Here are five other best bowling efforts by Indians in the fourth innings of Tests outside Asia
Alastair Cook has got used to feeling of the axe hanging over him. Only his team-mates can save England now
India's wretched run away from home began at Lord's in 2011. A young team full of self-belief may have brought it to an end with their victory at the same venue three years later