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Why India are not cricket's Brazil yet

Apr 18, 2014: The numbers might be in their favour, but they can neither boast sustained excellence or a distinctive playing style

Samir Chopra

The future of close finishes in limited overs

Apr 4, 2014: Will last-over chases continue to have the capacity for drama?

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The Tendulkar-Brearley conundrum

Mar 21, 2014: The stereotype of the hero-worshipping Indian fan ignores evidence that seemingly skewed fandom is also present in supposedly more rational settings

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Time for a Bengali reunion

Mar 6, 2014: The BCCI has missed a golden opportunity by not organising a Test between India and Bangladesh in Kolkata

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Sandeep Patil: the Bombay Hammer

Feb 20, 2014: He only played international cricket for about half a decade, but his brutal, attacking style left its mark on the game in India

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Rebel with a cause

Feb 7, 2014: Pietersen has always been an outsider of sorts and the fringe artist was best on display when he was taking on some establishment or the other

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Cricket always needs an underclass

Jan 31, 2014: History shows us that those who rule the game seem to occupy a centre they cannot bear to share with those at the margins

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The art of the chase

Jan 26, 2014: Over the years, Pakistan have time and again shown they possess the cricketing oomph to hunt down a fourth-innings target

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Sportsmen don't do it alone

Jan 18, 2014: Like with most achievers, their work is collaborative in a sense, borrowing from the efforts of others

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Why send-offs are ludicrous

Jan 9, 2014: Why do some bowlers feel the need to jeer the dismissed batsman as he walks off?

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What's luck got to do with being caught down leg?

Jan 3, 2014: To ascribe a dismissal resulting from a catch down leg side to bad luck is to confuse the workings of fortune with a poorly executed shot

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When an editor ate his words

Dec 26, 2013: India's World Cup victory in 1983 prompted some unforgettable banter between their manager and a magazine editor

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Staying up to watch

Dec 18, 2013: An all-nighter for cricket is not unknown to most serious fans, and sometimes they can be flaunted as badges of honour

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Test cricket, a companion to our lives

Dec 11, 2013: The format's leisurely pace allows you to monitor the proceedings while going about your daily routine

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Tendulkar, an expat's solace

Dec 6, 2013: Just when an Indian who moved to the US felt his connection with cricket grow weaker, a 16-year-old batting prodigy made everything all right

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Cricket teams are workplaces too

Oct 30, 2013: Close friendships with everyone on a team are never likely, no matter what the fans may think. More so in a top-flight team

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Cricket players or comrades in arms?

Oct 26, 2013: Can we imagine players to be just wage workers who, like the rest of us, have day-to-day issues with their colleagues and employers?

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Tendulkar: not a players' player

Oct 16, 2013: Perhaps fighting the BCCI is a losing battle but if there was one player who could have thrown sand in the wheels of their juggernaut, it was Tendulkar

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A day at Adelaide Oval

Oct 10, 2013: Australia v South Africa was so enticing that one spectator played hooky to be at the first day of the 2001 Test

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Two friends, lost in a maze

Oct 2, 2013: Thousands of Indian cricketers aspire to play for their college. Many promising ones slip through the cracks

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