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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
Martin Crowe: Have a 40-over tournament with 18 teams, played over three months, with a best-of-three finals
Couch Talk: Nathan Bracken backs his side to win the World Cup, looks back at 2007, and at the premature end to his career
Rob Steen hands out awards for the first third of the World Cup
Nicholas Hogg: Escaping the cold of England for a cricket tour and a wedding celebration in India: capital idea, no?
Jon Hotten: Stats and trends that are older than six months ago are redundant. And a revolution is coming
It has helped that India have a captain who has lasted as long as he has due to his approach of treating cricket for what it is: a game
AB de Villiers returned to give West Indies another hammering, this time at the SCG
Following their dominant start to the World Cup, India have three relatively low-pressure games to fine-tune ahead of the knockouts, and they will want to get their death-overs batting right
After another blunt display, James Anderson's form at this World Cup is becoming a significant problem for England
Our sport can never hope to compete with football unless it takes an expansionist view
They only need to follow the example of their aggressive captain, who doesn't let insecurity undermine him