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Chairman of selectors on domestic cricket

Spin is our biggest concern - Vengsarkar

Feb 26, 2008: Dilip Vengsarkar feels proper coaching is required at the grassroots level, SG balls should be continued with in domestic cricket and insists the current points table is the best

North Zone v West Zone, Mumbai, Duleep Trophy, Mumbai, 1st day

Brave decision to bowl first

Feb 19, 2008: Mithun Manhas made a brave decision in putting West Zone in on the Wankhede track which is reputed to be a good bat-first pitch

Sidharth Monga at the Wankhede Stadium

Delhi v Uttar Pradesh, Ranji Trophy final, Mumbai

Delhi toast changes with Ranji success

Jan 19, 2008: Delhi's initiative in rooting out the malpractices in its cricket administration has worked wonders

Sriram Veera in Mumbai

Delhi v Uttar Pradesh, Ranji Trophy final, Mumbai, 3rd day

Praveen the magician

Jan 18, 2008: Praveen Kumar exhibited some deadly swing bowling at the Wankhede Stadium, prompting Manoj Prabhakar to label him a magician

Sriram Veera in Mumbai

Bombay v Haryana, Bombay, Ranji Trophy final, 1990-91

Loss and longing in Bombay

Jan 15, 2008: Cup of woe for Vengsarkar, dream come true for Kapil. The 1990-91 Ranji final was one of the best

H Natarajan

Gautam Gambhir and Aakash Chopra

Delhi's deadly duo wait for an India opening

Jan 14, 2008: Only time will tell whether India wants to have at least one of them in the Test squad but till then, Delhi is happy to have both Aakash Chopra and Gautam Gambhir

Sriram Veera in Mumbai

Ranji Trophy Super League, 2007-08

Same difference

Jan 12, 2008: Sidharth Monga traces Uttar Pradesh's rise over the last three years, and finds that they're still an underdog story

Sidharth Monga

UP v Saurashtra, Ranji Super League semi-final, 3rd day

Pitching it right

Jan 7, 2008: Sidharth Monga looks into the reasons why domestic batsmen come up short on sporting pitches

Sidharth Monga in Vadodara

Ranji Super League 2007-08

Fall-out of knockout

Dec 31, 2007: Sriram Veera reviews an unfulfilled Ranji season for Mumbai and investigates where the defending champions slipped up

Sriram Veera

Mumbai v Saurashtra, Ranji Trophy Super League, 4th day, Mumbai

Confidence and camaraderie

Dec 28, 2007: Sriram Veera catches up with the Saurashtra team celebrating their passage to the Ranji semi-finals

Sriram Veera in Mumbai

Mumbai v Saurashtra, Ranji Trophy Super League, 2nd day, Mumbai

Defence as the best form of defence

Dec 26, 2007: Have time, will bat. Shitanshu Kotak is not the one to get carried away by attractive strokeplay and forget the team cause

Sriram Veera in Mumbai

Interview: Sunil Joshi

Jo, the relentless soldier

Dec 17, 2007: Sriram Veera talks to Sunil Joshi, who has served Karnataka cricket tirelessly for 16 years

Sriram Veera

Maharashtra's rise

Rookies come to the party

Dec 16, 2007: Maharashtra started the season as unknowns. Mid-way into the Ranji Trophy and they're the talk of town, writes Sidharth Monga

Sidharth Monga

I Was There: Rajasthan v Mumbai, Ranji Trophy, 2007-08

Heart-stopper in Jhalawar

Dec 13, 2007: The fifth round of the 2007-08 Ranji Trophy witnessed a thriller at Jhalawar's Sports Complex, where hosts Rajasthan lost three wickets in a manic final over. Jamie Alter spoke to a few who where there

Interviews by Jamie Alter

Maharashtra v Delhi, Ranji Trophy 5th round, Nagothane

Spreading the gospel

Dec 9, 2007: Sidharth Monga on the small-town venues where Maharashtra have been playing their home games

Sidharth Monga in Nagothane

Young squad earns its first point of the season and looks hungry for more

Slowly but surely, Rajasthan's boys find their feet

Dec 4, 2007: What Rajasthan lack in experience, they hope to make up for with spirit

Jamie Alter in Mysore

Karnataka v Rajasthan, Ranji Super League, 4th round

Youngsters play ball for Rajasthan

Dec 2, 2007: Rajasthan have invested in the youth and are willing to withstand initial failures

Jamie Alter in Mysore

Profile: Pradeep Sangwan

Hitting the right areas

Nov 24, 2007: Nagraj Gollapudi profiles Pradeep Sangwan, Delhi's promising left-arm seamer

Nagraj Gollapudi at the Wankhede Stadium

Interview: Kanwaljit Singh

One that drifted away

Nov 22, 2007: Sriram Veera catches up with Kanwaljit Singh, perhaps the best Hyderabad offspinner not to play for India

Sriram Veera in Hyderabad

Interview: Amol Muzumdar

Mumbai state of mind

Nov 21, 2007: For the longest time he was Indian cricket's nearly man. Now he's reconciled to being Mumbai's mainstay. Sriram Veera meets Amol Muzumdar

Sriram Veera
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