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Continuity is India's strength and weakness

Jun 23, 2010: Six survivors from India's 2003 World Cup campaign are likely to play in the 2011 edition. And going by the younger talent at hand, the nation's hopes will rest on these six

Dileep Premachandran

Crunch time for the IPL

Mar 12, 2010: Will the fans vote with their cash? Will the games be mind-numbing run-fests? What are the players in it for?

Dileep Premachandran

India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test

Dead pitches killing Tests in India

Nov 20, 2009: Why mouth platitudes about the sanctity of Test cricket when matches are played on pitches designed to drag the game off to the post-mortem table?

Dileep Premachandran

New South Wales v Trinidad & Tobago, Champions League final

Bright Trinidad eye a golden future

Oct 23, 2009: A Trinidad victory on Friday night has the potential to be as significant as Australia's World Cup win on Indian soil 22 years ago

Dileep Premachandran

Superstar Tendulkar writes the perfect script

Dec 15, 2008: He's 35 years old and owns practically every batting record in the game, but you couldn't escape the feeling that this was probably Sachin Tendulkar's finest hour

Fighting chance

Nov 19, 2008: So far Yuvraj Singh has been a one-day wonder who has come up short in the long form. Now is his time to prove different

Dravid runs dry

Nov 5, 2008: He was once the architect of some of India's finest wins; now he's in the middle of a lean patch that has lasted alarmingly long

The Kumble quandary

Oct 23, 2008: Should India stick with a winning team or somehow make room for their greatest match-winner? The answer lies with one man

The prince with the common touch

Oct 8, 2008: Ganguly's enduring legacy will be that of a leader who took Indian cricket out of its feudal past

Life in the past lane

Aug 14, 2008: India's decline is reflected in the stats of the big four batsmen. The team desperately needs new batting talent, but already they may have left it too late

ICC board meeting

Playing the power game

Jul 4, 2008: For India, the Zimbabwe issue is less a moral one and more one of realpolitik

The death of the ODI?

Jun 2, 2008: The success of the IPL has made it clear that something has to give to accommodate it, and on the current evidence that something will be the 50-over game

Money for nothing

Feb 22, 2008: The IPL auction has blown cricket's economy wide open with its astronomical salaries. Will the players be earning their keep?

The second-chance saloon

Oct 21, 2007: Would Langer, Hayden and Waugh have been the legends they became if they were playing in India not Australia?

Grow up already

Oct 3, 2007: The attempts by some Indians to out-sledge the Aussies have come a cropper in this series

England '07: Comprehensive but not emphatic

Aug 14, 2007: How does India's series victory in England rank s with other away wins

England v India, 3rd Test, The Oval, 5th day

Sydney 2004 minus the pain

Aug 13, 2007: For India The Oval 2007 was Sydney 2004 without the pain as India sealed a series win this time round

The last hurdle

Aug 8, 2007: Will the Oval Test see India's reputation as poor finishers change?

England v India, 2nd Test, Trent Bridge, 5th day

No more the poor travellers

Jul 31, 2007: Indian teams can no longer be called poor travellers as the record shows that in the new millenium India have won 16 Tests away and 14 at home

Squashing glory

May 5, 2007: How a humble little squash ball played its part in one of the great batting efforts of our times

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    'A lot has gone out of the game with two new balls'

Kumar Sangakkara talks about one-day batting: technique, mindset, risk calculation, touch v power, and innovation

The battle of the bullies

Jarrod Kimber: India v Australia brings together two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves

Why Hawk-Eye still cannot be trusted

Russell Jackson: There is still a difference in opinion between the ball-tracking verdict and what is seen at normal speed

Singed South Africa grapple with future

Firdose Moonda: For many of South Africa's stalwarts, this World Cup may have been a bridge too far

In defence of the stylist

Sankaran Krishna: It's something of a misconception that elegant batsmen like Rohit Sharma "throw" their wickets away

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Wahab v Watson, the fury and the folly

For 30 minutes, everything else took a backseat, as the world watched in awe and fear, a fired-up Pakistan fast bowler mercilessly bullying an Australian batsman

From 110 to 150 kph, the Wahab Riaz story

As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before

Wet weather dulls India's threat perception

The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to

The contradiction that is Ahmed Shehzad

Off the field, he's all flash and hair gel; on it, he's a slowpoke, given to hitting pretty shots straight to fielders

Time slips by South Africa once again

It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.

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    Wahab v Watson, the fury and the folly (325)

    For 30 minutes, everything else took a backseat, as the world watched in awe and fear, a fired-up Pakistan fast bowler mercilessly bullying an Australian batsman

    The battle of the bullies (234)

    This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves

    From 110 to 150 kph, the Wahab Riaz story (153)

    As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before

    Time slips by South Africa once again (147)

    It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.

    Wet weather dulls India's threat perception (140)

    The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to