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Sticky Wicket

Revealing, damning and compelling

Apr 23, 2011: Malcolm Speed's memoir of his time in cricket is an unbiased and relevant eye-opener about what goes on behind the scenes in cricket

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John Wright

'To become a good coach you need to have good cricketers'

Apr 21, 2011: John Wright talks about the place of coaching in the modern game and looks at his assignment with New Zealand, as well as his time with India a few years ago

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New Zealand news

'We played as hard as we could' - Wright

Apr 20, 2011: New Zealand coach John Wright has said his team was past its barren run preceding the World Cup, and is now in a position where "we can beat anyone"

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Indian Premier League 2011

Low-key Delhi hope to ride on Sehwag

Apr 9, 2011: The reshuffling of players in the auction has left Delhi with a motley crew of outsiders and allrounders and the hopes of their campaign will therefore begin - and hopefully not end - with their captain Virender Sehwag

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Finally, the IPL comes back to the cricket

Apr 7, 2011: The organisers and the sponsors aim to make up for the off-field debacles and sagas of last year, but the IPL must also prove that India's appetite for the game is insatiable

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India crowned world champions

Simons calls Munaf Patel the unsung hero

Apr 5, 2011: It was Munaf Patel who had given the bowling unit reassurance with both an awareness of his own skills and his ability to adapt, according to bowling coach Eric Simons

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India crowned world champions

Dhoni acknowledges role of quartet

Apr 3, 2011: MS Dhoni said that Indian cricket was in its current position because of the 1983 World Cup win and the emergence of Sachin Tendulkar, Anil Kumble, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid

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India v Sri Lanka, final, World Cup 2011, Mumbai

Mature India refuse to be beaten

Apr 3, 2011: Over the course of six weeks, and with their victory in the final, India busted a few old theories while proving several of their own ones right

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India v Sri Lanka, final, World Cup 2011, Mumbai

We felt the pressure - Dhoni

Apr 3, 2011: MS Dhoni said India's players had felt anxiety throughout the World Cup, but they had planned it for 18 months and were dedicated to winning it for each other first

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Politicians create an inconvenient truth

Apr 2, 2011: Here's the most definite 'learning' from this World Cup: lets keep the heads of government and state away from it

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ICC World Cup 2011

India get the hunger

Apr 1, 2011: Napoelon would have been impressed

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India v Sri Lanka, final, World Cup 2011, Mumbai

Finally, the moment of truth

Apr 1, 2011: Everyone involved in the World Cup final cannot escape the passing thought about how everything that they have done till now - picking up a bat or a ball, their first century, their first five-for - has telescoped into these hours

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India v Pakistan, 2nd semi-final, World Cup 2011, Mohali

Bit-part players come to India's aid

Mar 30, 2011: What were once considered the weak links of the Indian team have turned out to be its toughest cookies. And with no crumbling

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India v Pakistan, 2nd semi-final, World Cup 2011, Mohali

India well prepared for pressure games - Dhoni

Mar 30, 2011: One of the most important benefits from India's scrappy World Cup semi-final victory over Pakistan is their team's sense of being in what captain MS Dhoni equated to a good spell

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India v Pakistan, 2nd semi-final, World Cup 2011, Mohali

The mayhem of an India-Pakistan game

Mar 29, 2011: On the day of every match, for countrymen on either side, along with the cricketers, history, culture, war, and geopolitics also walk out to the middle. It is a completely unfair notion but has stoked a six-decade rivalry

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India v Pakistan, 2nd semi-final, World Cup 2011, Mohali

The joy of cricket

Mar 29, 2011: ESPNcricinfo's senior editor says the Pakistan team is a reminder that cricket has room for diverse kinds, that it's all about fun

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India v Pakistan, 2nd semi-final, World Cup 2011, Mohali

Umar Gul focussed on India top order

Mar 28, 2011: Umar Gul has said that he will try and dislodge India's top order in Pakistan's World Cup semi-final in Mohali on Wednesday

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The grandmother of all headaches

Mar 27, 2011: News flash: The Indian and Pakistani cricketers are not having bun-fights over breakfast

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India v Pakistan, 2nd semi-final, World Cup 2011, Mohali

Misbah not worried by batting numbers

Mar 27, 2011: None of Pakistan's batsmen has a century yet in the World Cup, but Misbah-ul-Haq said scoring runs that are vital to victories is more important

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No. 39

Satellite television

Mar 27, 2011: The advent of satellite TV brought in its wake sky-high bids for cricket rights, a need to satisfy South Asian viewers, offshore games, and illegal bookmaking

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