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Bring on the controversy

Mar 15, 2010: The five-day game has been rendered dull by wall-to-wall tours and context-less competition. A little scandal occasionally wouldn't go amiss

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Club or country? Same difference

Feb 15, 2010: Far from marking the end of nationalism, the IPL is the ultimate triumph of that principle: a global tournament in which the same nation always wins

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A taxing question for the BCCI

Jan 18, 2010: Does cricket make money to exist or exist to make money? The BCCI's dispute with the Indian tax authorities throws the old question into focus again

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Let them watch TV

Dec 21, 2009: Cricket administrators care little about fans at the grounds because home audiences are seen as priority. In fact the contempt for live viewers is greatest at cricket's big-ticket events

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Cricket's tangle of formats

Nov 17, 2009: Far from being complementary, Tests, ODIs and Twenty20s are competitors; in many instances they cannibalise each other

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The problem with burnout

Oct 26, 2009: It's not just players who are affected - fans and the media too are, apparently

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Its own worst enemy

Jun 15, 2009: A hundred years into its existence, the ICC finds itself presiding over the means of its obsolescence

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Who needs first-class cricket?

May 26, 2009: Why the success of the IPL may mean that domestic cricket could lose its value as a stepping stone to the Test platform

Gayle spake as he saw

May 19, 2009: Why the West Indies captain's pronouncements reflect the actions of cricket's administrators

Nannes for president

May 6, 2009: Modern cricket needs more players whose life is not just the game

Night of the screamers

Apr 27, 2009: Why the commentators' desperate hawking of the IPL may have started to work against the tournament

An opportunity missed

Mar 26, 2009: The IPL could have used the move to South Africa to globalise itself, but it has come across as an imperialist enterprise instead

Vive le new boys

Mar 11, 2009: The likes of Phil Hughes and Marcus North have made a case for blooding fresh talent

The meltdown that was in the stars

Feb 18, 2009: The likes of the ECB should have seen the latest Stanford developments coming

Cricket at the crunch

Feb 17, 2009: Recent events have shown that the game is not immune to the global economic meltdown

A century of dysfunction

Jan 23, 2009: Approaching its centenary, the ICC finds itself in a state of perhaps terminal decline

A thorny passage

Dec 1, 2008: The Mumbai attacks mark what may be the beginning of a difficult period for the game in India

In defence of Punter

Nov 11, 2008: Ponting may deserve criticism for his moves on day four at Nagpur, but he deserves a measure of sympathy as well

Punter's frontier

Sep 29, 2008: For Ponting the India tour is more than a matter of setting his dismal record in the country straight

The security excuse

Aug 26, 2008: If players' pay has ceased to be an issue to agitate about, conditions have not. At any rate, in the wake of 9/11, security is the new God before whom all must bow, and cricket is no exception

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Modern Masters: Rahul Dravid and Sanjay Manjrekar discuss Jacques Kallis' terrific record in all conditions

    'You don't decline the Australian captaincy'

Seventy-nine-year-old Ian Craig talks about the "next Bradman" tag, and how Jeff Thomson caused him to retire young

    India's opening conundrum

Numbers Game: In the last three-and-half-years, India's opening combinations have averaged 18 per partnership overseas, with only one 50-plus stand in 35 attempts

    In Larwood country

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Are you born to captain?

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Defensive captains' extended test

The duration of the Test series will allow Alastair Cook and MS Dhoni to reassess the strategies, or provide enough time to get thoroughly exposed

India look for their Indian summer

Billboards are calling the series England's Indian Summer, but it is India who are looking for that period of warmth, redemption after the last whitewash, for they have seen how bleak the winter that can follow is

India's bowling leader conundrum

The present Indian bowling line-up will tackle its first five-Test series without the proven guidance of Zaheer Khan, their bowling captain. India had unravelled without him in 2011. Will they do better this time around?

South Africa face the Kallis question

Accommodation for a great player like Jacques Kallis should be made with careful consideration and South Africa cannot get carried away with sentiment

Bevan's best, and a combined Indo-Pak team

A look back at five high-profile exhibition matches

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    Accommodation for a great player like Jacques Kallis should be made with careful consideration and South Africa cannot get carried away with sentiment

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    What spinners should know about bowling in England (35)

    Bide your time, put your body behind each delivery, and play with the batsman's mind

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    From two embattled captains to the challenge for India's openers against the new ball, ESPNcricinfo picks five contests that could determine the series