April 2005

What's in the latest issue of Wisden Asia Cricket

Everything's hunky dory when Virender Sehwag is at the crease and blasting, but what does it all mean for India as a side

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The Sehwag factor
Everything's hunky dory when Virender Sehwag is at the crease and blasting, but what does it all mean for India as a side? What do his team-mates make of the starts he gives them? Rahul Bhattacharya looks at the numbers.

After Wright, who?
WAC narrows down on six potential successors for John Wright as India coach, rates them and asks them what they think of the job.

Dosti with everything
Osman Samiuddin's tour diary.

Running men
XI great single-takers.

"Ambition should come from within"
Polly Umrigar on life and cricket, in the Gleanings interview.

Sizing up Inzy
Exactly how great a batsman is Inzamam-ul-Haq? Kamran Abbasi on where Pakistan's captain stands in the pantheon.


Greg Chappell: Break up the game

Ramachandra Guha on Abdul Hafeez Kardar

Behind the West Indies contracts crisis

From loutish to laidback: Sanjay Manjrekar on the transformation of the Indian fan

Time Out with Salman Butt

Mukul Kesavan on cricket and style

Obituaries: Omar Kureishi, Allan Rae, David Sheppard, Brian Luckhurst, Sharad Diwadkar

Match coverage: Pakistan in India, Australia in New Zealand, Zimbabwe in South Africa, Domestic round-up

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