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Corruption in the IPL

An order for an overhaul

Jan 23, 2015: The tenor of the Supreme Court verdict on the IPL corruption case is unambiguous, and it makes clear that it's time for the BCCI to look within

Sambit Bal

All hail the new blood

Jan 1, 2015: In part two of the year-end essay: the new breed of Test batsmen, the player of the year, and more

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MS Dhoni retires from Test cricket

A uniquely remarkable man

Dec 31, 2014: MS Dhoni left his Test team much like he led it - without fanfare and an overt display of emotion. Indian cricket will know what it has lost only after he is gone

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Overwhelming grief, conflicting interests

Dec 30, 2014: In part one of the year-end essay: what Phillip Hughes' death did to cricket, and how the BCCI strengthened its hold over the world game

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Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne, 3rd day

Virat Kohli, soul provider of India's batting

Dec 28, 2014: It was in Australia in 2011 that Virat Kohli announced himself as an emerging talent in Test cricket. Now, as the leader of a young batting group, he has owned the stage

Sambit Bal at the MCG

Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne, 2nd day

India's bowlers fall short, again

Dec 27, 2014: India have let slip another Test that held promise for them courtesy one horrible bowling session; when their rigid bouncer strategy failed, their only apparent plan was waiting for batsmen to eventually surrender their wickets

Sambit Bal at the MCG

Talking Cricket

'The team's mindset changed after Kolkata'

Dec 2014: Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman relive the magic of 2001

Interview by Sambit Bal

Editorial

Dark, with lashings of Kolkata

Dec 2014: In this issue: Zimbabwe's decline, Ashraful's fall, and one of cricket's greatest turnarounds relived

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Mad Max makes magic

Oct 30, 2014: Aravinda de Silva's masterclass in batting stunned India in the 1996 semi-final, before an Eden Gardens meltdown

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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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