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Bench strength is the key to World Cup success

Who dares wins

Dec 8, 2005: To travel around India the past month has been to come face-to-face with considerable angst over India's rotation policy in one-day internationals

Dileep Premachandran

Sri Lanka in India 2005-06

The fans deserve better

Dec 5, 2005: The real objects of ire and ridicule should be those who drew up such a mindless itinerary in the first place

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India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Chennai

The fighter still remains - Watching Ganguly

Nov 30, 2005: Dileep Premachandran watched Sourav Ganguly's return to the ranks as India prepared for the first Test

Dileep Premachandran in Chennai

Ganguly's inclusion in the Test squad

Driven by sentiment

Nov 23, 2005: The time taken to deliberate on the squad to take on Sri Lanka said much about the different pressures at work on the selection committee

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VVS Laxman plans his return

'I am sure I will get a chance'

Nov 17, 2005: Even from 50 yards away, you can't miss the relaxed stance and the glorious flourish with which VVS Laxman leans into an off-drive

Dileep Premachandran

India v South Africa, 1st ODI, Hyderabad

From potential to performance

Nov 16, 2005: A few more innings like this, added to an extra pinch of consistency, and India may once again whole-heartedly embrace a player who has only flirted casually with greatness since that most eye-catching calling card in East Africa

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A super let down

The perils of selective selection

Oct 18, 2005: Dileep Premachandran cites a few glaring selection blunders as reasons for the World XI surrendering so meekly

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Indian cricket's Canterbury tale

Feb 24, 2005: That John Wright was able to touch so many hearts so far from his North Canterbury roots tells you all you need to know about a truly remarkable individual

Decline and fall

Oct 29, 2004: The strength of character that India showed in Australia, and then again in Pakistan, proved to be as fleeting as winter sunshine

India need new spin

Feb 26, 2004: Bring on the next generation of slow bowlers

Forget history

Nov 27, 2003: India's cricketers would do well to put the past behind them when they take on Australia

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    Why a ten-team World Cup is right

Aakash Chopra: The sport's top event must be a high-quality affair. It's up to us to ensure that Associates get a fair chance

    'This is a batsman's World Cup'

Geoffrey Boycott looks at India's turnaround, and whether New Zealand have a weak link

    'Question marks over NZ's batting other than top order'

Jarrod Kimber: John Buchanan on the fielding restrictions, and the need for wicketkeeping analysis

The future of ODIs as seen through this World Cup

Jon Hotten: Stats and trends that are more than six months old are redundant. A revolution is coming

The future of ODIs as seen through this World Cup

Jon Hotten: Stats and trends that are older than six months ago are redundant. And a revolution is coming

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Letter to de Villiers

South Africa's captain needs to single out his players for attention and get them firing individually and as a team

Pakistan's bad cover version of 1992

The events in Brisbane may not matter much in the big picture of this World Cup, but to Misbah-ul-Haq and his men, it may yet be the spring board to repeat what happened 23 years ago

The 'magic wand' behind India's turnaround

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

Indian batting in need of the knockout punch

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

15 overs, 222 runs

AB de Villiers returned to give West Indies another hammering, this time at the SCG

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