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V Ramnarayan is an author, translator and teacher. He bowled offspin for Hyderabad and South Zone in the 1970s
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Remembering the glory days of the Hindu Trophy

Apr 5, 2014: One of the oldest limited-overs in India used to be a thrilling affair, with Test and club cricketers fiercely competing for the title

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India's need for bowling variety

Mar 20, 2014: Why their traditional strength, spin, ought not to be forskaen in favour of pace

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India should pick two spinners in away Tests

Mar 9, 2014: The team has no express fast bowler, so it's time when touring to put faith in two slow bowlers bowling in tandem

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They broke the mould after Sir Garry

Feb 27, 2014: Even today - and not just to those of a certain vintage - Garry Sobers remains above every other claimant to the title of cricket's greatest allrounder

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Gavaskar's stunning entrance

Feb 16, 2014: For Indian cricket fans of a certain vintage, the Caribbean summer of 1971 was the most glorious of all

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A wizard called Vishy

Jan 29, 2014: Remembering a magician who invariably rose to the occasion when conditions favoured the bowlers, especially the fast men

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Time to make leg slip a regular fielding position?

Jan 14, 2014: Too often batsmen get away with playing loose shots behind square on the leg side. Maybe a change in the laws will help

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What's competitive about ugly on-field behaviour?

Dec 29, 2013: Today's on-field aggro is no better than the worst kind of bullying by schoolboy thugs. It's time to outlaw such conduct

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Ashwin in the offspin pantheon

Dec 9, 2013: He is among the most successful bowlers of his kind, and excitingly, his best may yet be ahead of him

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The art of Bishan Bedi in prose

Nov 24, 2013: Suresh Menon's biography on the great Indian left-arm spinner is essential reading for all young tweakers

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Could Tendulkar have turned into a great allrounder?

Nov 9, 2013: One can only wonder what might have been had he persisted with his bowling throughout his career

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Eight ways to empower bowlers in ODIs

Oct 23, 2013: If we don't want limited-overs cricket to turn into one-sided massacres, we need to change some rules and encourage attacking fields

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The fearless Indian scourge of chucking

Oct 8, 2013: Back in the 1970s and '80s, a certain umpire took it upon himself to rid the game of throwing

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Two teams for Tamil Nadu and Karnataka?

Sep 25, 2013: The decline of two southern Indian teams may paradoxically have to do with a surfeit of talent, not a lack

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How do bowlers adapt to different wickets?

Sep 11, 2013: There's plenty of discussion on what batsmen ought to do when encountering challenging pitches, but much less for bowlers

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The Oval regales

Aug 27, 2013: Memories, close-in cordons, and tactical prophecies: the joys of Test cricket in England

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Cricket for the Nawabs

Aug 9, 2013: Hyderabad cricket in the 1970s had more than its fair share of characters: among them short-sighted umpires, legspinners with Elvis hairdos, and prodigious batsmen

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