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Talking Cricket

'Batting is a life of torment'

Sep 2014: The batsman's art is one full of self-persecution, obsession and satisfaction. Martin Crowe and Daryll Cullinan discuss

Interview by Sambit Bal

England v India, 5th Investec Test, The Oval

India's batting stars fail toughest test

Aug 16, 2014: What counts against Kohli and Pujara is that they haven't been able to find a way to master trying conditions over an extended series

Sambit Bal at The Oval

Editorial

Dive in

Aug 2014: Cricket's first digital-only magazine seeks to zoom out, the better to get you to immerse yourself

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N Srinivasan

'The new ICC structure is more inclusive'

Feb 6, 2014: The BCCI president responds to criticism of the proposals for the revamp of cricket's governing body

Interview by Sambit Bal

No revolution at hand for cricket

Jan 27, 2014: The BCCI believes that cricket cannot survive without India. The other boards have given it no reason to think otherwise

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Missing the fundamental point of sport

Jan 20, 2014: Cricket needs leadership and reform but setting up an oligarchy in the name of democracy reduces the sport to the level of commonplace commerce

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No dirges for Test cricket, and the importance of Misbah

Jan 7, 2014: Five-day cricket is routinely written off, but 2013 proved it is in decent health - though pulling off a Test championship effectively may be a bridge too far

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The Ashes fractions, and the successors to Kallis and Tendulkar

Jan 6, 2014: The year just gone by has been one of surprises and swings of fortune

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Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane

Clarke's problem

Nov 22, 2013: A weakness against the short ball is more serious for a batsman than other shortcomings because of the effect it can have on a player's overall game

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The man whom cricket loved back

Nov 19, 2013: Tendulkar was the biggest worshipper the game could ever find, and in that lay the foundation of his greatness

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A one-man happiness index

Oct 24, 2013: It's hard to imagine a cricketer who has shared as profound a bond with such a large number of fans. We at ESPNcricinfo know this first hand

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'I'm honest, and I stand up for what I believe is right'

Oct 16, 2013: BCCI president N Srinivasan, currently in the eye of more than one storm, speaks about India's South Africa tour, the board producing TV telecasts, and the health of the game in the country

Interview by Sambit Bal

England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 2nd day

An odd series in so many ways

Aug 22, 2013: For the most part, the tension of a contest has been lacking, and listlessness has been a recurring feature

Sambit Bal at The Oval

How about demanding honesty from the players?

Jul 16, 2013: As a system, the DRS is less than ideally set up. It's time cricketers policed themselves to some extent

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An enduring love story

Jun 11, 2013: As ESPNcricinfo turns 20, a look back at the pioneering spirit and inclusiveness that made it an essential part of cricket's fabric

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Bigger, better: ESPNcricinfo's new iPhone app

Jun 6, 2013: In keeping with the idiom of change in the digital world, our new iPhone app is here and it is designed to give you a better user-experience with more functionalities

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Comments on fixing stories

May 19, 2013: We haven't invited readers' views on the latest spot-fixing scandal because of libel issues

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The importance of risking failure

Mar 26, 2013: A Day With Dravid was not all it could have been, but glitches are best looked at as building blocks rather than setbacks

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No runs for deflections off direct hits

Mar 16, 2013: If the ball ricochets off the stumps after an attempted run-out, why should it benefit the batsman?

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India v Australia, 2nd Test, Hyderabad

Pity the paying public

Mar 3, 2013: The way Indian cricket treats spectators is depressing and a travesty of the times

Sambit Bal in Hyderabad
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