August 28, 2009 : The jury's XI seems a comment on the reduced role of skill in the modern game
August 28, 2009 : England's all-time side has just two players from the last 30-odd years
July 28, 2009 : Few tasks in cricket are tougher than opening the batting in England, and picking openers for an England dream team is hardly easy either
August 3, 2009 : Barring an alpha male, England's middle order has everything: dashers, artists, stonewallers, and all of them graceful
August 7, 2009 : No dressing room can be big enough for more than one of these three allrounders - Tony Greig, Ian Botham, Andrew Flintoff - all flash, all action
August 11, 2009 : Is competence sufficient, or should only the very best wicketkeeper make the grade?
August 17, 2009 : Nine contenders for the fast-bowling slots on England's all-time XI. Which of these greats will make it to the team?
August 21, 2009 : Only four to pick from for the slow bowler's slot, but that doesn't make the task any easier
Sankaran Krishna: In decades past, when a batsman cleared the boundary in a Test match, it was quite the event
Keith Slater bowled offspin and pace, and dismissed Peter May three times in three innings. But he only played one Test for Australia
Shivnarine Chanderpaul talks about batting long, batting with his son, and batting against Australia
His swift climb to the post of BCCI president has been fuelled by ambition, hard work and political clout. By Nagraj Gollapudi
Samir Chopra: When you thought of West Indies cricket in the 1980s, his name was up there with those of Lloyd, Roberts, Marshall, Holding and the rest