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World Cup 2011
Bangladesh v India, Group B, Mirpur
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February 19, 2011
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Couch Talk: Barry Richards puts his shortened Test career in perspective, and talks about Bedi, Pollock and Viv
Kartikeya Date: Quality spinners have always thrived in India, so it may not be fair to suggest that the current generation of Indian batsmen is inferior
Mark Nicholas: The Cardiff match showed the format is valid and valuable. Only, we need to be careful we don't overdo it
Luke Alfred: Cricket in South Africa is perilously close to being irrelevant for the country's largest demographic group
Tour diary: Another eventful stint in the province
After spending 15 years in the domestic circuit, Naman Ojha is expected to make his Test debut in the third match, for which, he says, he is not facing additional pressure because of the long wait
After a ten-month free-fall, Cheteshwar Pujara will turn out for India once again at the traditional batting paradise that is the SSC. Can he make it count?
He averages better than Rohit Sharma but still has to fight for a place in the Test side, mostly because he doesn't play ODIs
For the fifth time in the last year and a half, India had their opponents five down for less than 100 only to let the lower order off the hook
Cheteshwar Pujara's century was proof that at times in Test match play, survival need not mean mere tentativeness but the ability to wait for simpler things, like the loose ball
There are more frequent tours, better technology, and easier pitches today than before. So why do teams struggle to win away from home more than they did in the past?
Eleven things the series has brought to light about Cook and Co
Every time the bowlers have earned Sri Lanka a slim advantage during this series, the batsmen have found ways to let them down, at the crease and in the field