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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

Dileep Premachandran

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

Dileep Premachandran

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

Dileep Premachandran

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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A touch of Pakistani mayhem

Ahmer Naqvi on why Stuart Broad is a little bit Pakistani
The Cricket Monthly July issue

    'I'll always try and remain a player first and captain second'

All Out Cricket: Heather Knight on taking over the England captaincy from Charlotte Edwards, and charity work in Rwanda

    Australia's happy hunting ground

Why do Australia, so often poor in Asia, never seem to lose in Sri Lanka? Daniel Brettig offers four possible reasons

    Why close-catching standards have dropped

Ian Chappell: Technique and anticipation are important for close-in fielding. Many of today's fielders lack both

Misbah and the art of wicket acquisition

Ahmer Naqvi: Lord's presented us with a fine study in his methods, where bowler and captain showcase their styles while sticking to a larger plan

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Pakistan, press-ups and national redemption

The themes of redemption and rehabilitation had been a constant companion for Pakistan in the build-up to what proved to be an epic first Test, but it was only in that moment of victory that the true significance of their 75-run win could be understood

Keep calm. Misbah is here

Pakistan's thrilling triumph at Lord's was underscored by their captain's serenity

West Indies need to paper over bowling cracks

The hosts' pace attack, with a combined experience of 31 Tests and 56 wickets, is a candidate for being their weakest ever, yet India cannot simply show up and expect to win

Yasir's 13 going on 100, and 42-year-old centurions

Also, losing ten-fors, and back to back Tests at Lord's

An accident waiting to happen

England played a full part in a compelling Test, but if they are to continue to evolve as a Test side the top order has to shape matches

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