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Dane Vilas defends on the front foot

Three proposals to enliven Test cricket

There's only one way the five-day game ought to go, and that's in the opposite direction of what we saw in the Delhi Test

Brian Lara watches the ball

The kinaesthetic beauty of timing

When batsmen transfer their body weight and movement precisely into the point of contact between bat and ball, the results can be glorious

Pandurang Salgaoncar bowls

A fast bowler India might have had

Pandurang Salgaoncar silenced a Chepauk crowd by dismissing the likes of Viswanath and Pataudi cheaply in a Duleep game in 1972-73. Strangely it didn't get him an India cap

Chaminda Vaas at his retirement press conference

Hit and giggle

Some lesser-known (and possibly apocryphal) cricket anecdotes

Imran Khan and Kapil Dev are all smiles for the camera

An India-Pakistan team to beat the world

Which players from the from the late-'70s and early-'80s line-ups of the two countries, would make it into a combined XI to beat the world? Here's one team

Indian fans bear the sun as they cheer their team

Beware the ire of the Indian armchair fan

Is it likely that the higher the level at which one has played the game, the calmer and more balanced one is likely to be in reacting to its fluctuating fortunes?

David Gower on the attack during his 157*

In defence of the stylist

It's something of a misconception that elegant batsmen like Rohit Sharma "throw" their wickets away