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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

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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Numbers Game: In a little over 12 months, he has established himself as the captain's go-to man in the toughest situations

Women's pay should not depend on results

Raf Nicholson: Professionalism means rewarding your players well irrespective of on-field results

Continuity sets Knight Riders apart

The franchise's success has been built around consistency of selection and a familial atmosphere within the squad

    'For fast bowling you need an environment that helps you go wild'

Aaqib Javed talks about his growth as a fast bowler, the influence of Imran, and coaching UAE

Feasting, grooving, dancing at Chepauk

Sankaran Krishna: In the '70s, a Test match day in Madras involved home-cooked lunches and Hindi film music

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'I'm not sure Pakistan's players train as hard as the other best players in the world'

Batting coach Grant Flower talks about the changes in attitude and routines his players need

'To enjoy cricket, you must enjoy your downtime'

James Faulkner talks about the IPL, his slower balls, bouncing back from a drunk-driving episode, and bad haircuts

Dhoni shows off his football skills again

Plays of the day from the IPL match between Rising Pune Supergiants and Royal Challengers Bangalore

The Happy Families Test, and most IPL runs without a ton

Also: the highest successful first-class fourth-innings chases, and the double of 1000 runs and 100 wickets in women's ODIs

Pandya's collisions, and a familiar crowd favourite

Plays of the day from the IPL match between Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians

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