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How a spinner can break the rhythm of the batsman

Mar 18, 2017: By learning how to subtly change the pace of his deliveries

Ashley Mallett

In praise of Paddy and Goel paaji

Mar 8, 2017: Padmakar Shivalkar and Rajinder Goel, who are honoured by the BCCI this week, were so much more than hard-luck stories

V Ramnarayan

England v New Zealand, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 5th day

How DRS has changed batting, and keeps the balance

Jun 2, 2015: The review system has changed the game, especially for spinners, as the final day at Headingley showed

Mark Nicholas

The ghosts of 1956

Jul 30, 2013: Australia have been tentative against Swann's offspin. At Old Trafford, where history's greatest spin performance was delivered, they must watch out for him

Ashley Mallett

Australia in India 2012-13

'You have no idea what you're doing here'

Mar 1, 2013: Like other Australian spinners in India, Gavin Robertson finished his tour with a good idea of how to bowl there. Somehow the lessons keep getting lost

Daniel Brettig


May 10, 2012: Modern spinners who could take any batsman on in any conditions and win

Ashley Mallett

The era of India's slow bowlers

When spin was king

Sep 12, 2011: For much of the 1960s and '70s, India's bowling attack consisted almost entirely of spinners who were varied and highly skilled. Just how good were they?

S Rajesh

India news

Harbhajan's basics not strong - Prasanna

Sep 7, 2011: Former India offspinner Erapalli Prasanna has questioned the effectiveness of his contemporary counterpart Harbhajan Singh, who has endured a poor run of form and fitness in recent times

ESPNcricinfo staff

The XI

Sons of a golden age

Sep 14, 2010: Six of the XI made their debuts after November 1989. A sign that this is one of Indian cricket's best periods ever

Suresh Menon

All-time XI: India

Dhoni, Kumble, Hazare in India's all-time XI

Sep 14, 2010: MS Dhoni has made it to ESPNcricinfo's India all-time XI, beating record-holding keepers Syed Kirmani and Kiran More

Former offspinner unhappy with cold-shouldering by the board

Prasanna joined ICL after being 'under-utilised' by BCCI

Aug 26, 2007: Erapalli Prasanna, the former India offspinner, has criticised the Indian board for not utilising his services enough at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore and stated that as his reason for joining the Indian Cricket League's executive board

ESPNcricinfo staff

India's tour from hell

Jul 21, 2007: India's wretched series against England in 1974, a Test whitewash, internal rows, a slighted high commissioner, and an opener in court

Martin Williamson

Five Karnataka legends felicitated

Repaying the faith

Mar 11, 2007: Anand Vasu takes in a night of honouring and celebrating five legends from Karnataka

Anand Vasu in Bangalore

South African legend lashes out

BCCI running the show in world cricket - Barry Richards

Oct 12, 2006: Barry Richards launched a scathing attack on the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), saying they had transformed the game by their sheer money power


Castrol Awards for Cricketing Excellence

India can find right balance before World Cup - Gavaskar

Sep 29, 2006: Sunil Gavaskar has said that India have enough tournaments before the World cup to strike a balance in the one-day side

Jamie Alter in Mumbai

Former offspinner speaks out

Identify bowlers with suspect actions early: Prasanna

Apr 25, 2006: Erapalli Prasanna, the former Indian offspinner, has suggested that the BCCI hold back promising youngsters with a suspect bowling action from international matches


India in West Indies 1970-71

'Hey Garry, you have to follow on'

Apr 20, 2006: Memories of India's 1970-71 tour of the Caribbean from Ajit Wadekar

CAB proposes joint award

Spin quartet may get Nayudu award

Aug 11, 2004: In a departure from tradition, the Board of Control for Cricket in India may confer its highest award to four people

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Committee formed to revive the art of spin bowling

Kumble joins BCCI's spin wing

May 30, 2004: The spin wing of the Indian board's National Cricket Academy has been strengthened by the induction of Anil Kumble into a newly formed panel

Wisden Cricinfo staff

India in Pakistan 2003-04

India's get-out clause, and Prasanna's lament

Feb 26, 2004: A look at what the newspapers are saying about the India-Pakistan series - February 26, 2004

Wisden Cricinfo staff
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