Polly Umrigar, Datta Gaekwad, Denis Compton and Vijay Manjrekar

A captain a minute

Or that's what it felt like in India at the tail end of the 1950s

Bishan Bedi chats with Cameron White

Listen to Bedi

The former left-arm spinner's trenchant views on selection, and on the treatment of India's spinners in particular, should not be ignored

Cover of <i>A Million Broken Windows - The Magic and Mystique of Bombay Cricket</i>

A Million Broken Windows

Bombay local

A new book tries to unravel the secret behind the city's extraordinary cricket legacy, with anecdotes about the passionate following the domestic game has had there

Shikhar Dhawan celebrates his century with Ajinkya Rahane

India's one-day selection needs a rethink

The World Cup showed that those picking the side need to focus on the team's weaknesses and be bold enough to replace players who may have come to take their places for granted

Imran Tahir had Darren Sammy stumped for 5

Tahir, Ashwin and Vettori buck World Cup trend

While other spinners have struggled, the three have kept the runs down and broken partnerships through low trajectory, controlled turn and minimum width

Alvin Kallicharran drives on his way to a half-century

Where have all the stylists gone?

You'll get powerful and innovative shots, spectacular fielding and express pace in this year's World Cup, but at the cost of artistry and mystery

Mitchell Johnson gives Ajinkya Rahane a stare

Whatever happened to sportsmanship?

The nasty behaviour we continue to see on the field is threatening to drive fans away from the game

India's debutant Karn Sharma bowls

India's Adelaide blunder

Picking a newbie as the sole spinner in the XI could be a mistake that will haunt them

David Gower holds the trophy aloft after England's 2-1 series win in India

Home advantage: everyone's property

In years past, the term was something of a pejorative; not so much these days, when just about every side seems to enjoy it