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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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    Automaton, man, inspiration

Twenty years on, Shivnarine Chanderpaul continues to be understated. And that doesn't bother him. What's not to like?

    85 Tests, 70 defeats

Numbers Game: Bangladesh's stats are easily the worst among all teams when they'd played as many Tests

Zulu finds fulfilment in coaching

After limping out of international cricket, Lance Klusener slipped off the radar, but his coaching stint with Dolphins has given them a higher profile and self-belief

Chanderpaul, the coach's nightmare

Modern Masters: He developed a rhythm that worked for him and gave him better balance at the crease

The mathematician who loved cricket

Haider Riaz Khan: GH Hardy, a regular at Cambridge, ranked mathematicians and physicists on the 'Bradman class'

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Champions League T20 still battling for meaning

The thrills are rather low-octane, the skills are a bit lightweight, and the tournament overly India-centric

From Constantine to Chanderpaul

As West Indies play their 500th Test, here's an interactive journey through their Test history

'My kind of bowling style is gone now'

Former New Zealand seamer Gavin Larsen talks about wobbly seam-up bowling, the 1992 World Cup, and his role in the next tournament

Busy keepers, and Waqar's bowleds

Also, high scores and low averages, most ducks in international cricket, and the 12-year-old Test player

Soaring in the 1980s, slumping in the 2000s

In their pomp, West Indies had a 53-13 win-loss record; in their last 99, it is 16-53. That, in a nutshell, shows how steep the decline has been

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