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Cricket historian and writer in Melbourne
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The Indianisation of cricket

Jul 22, 2008: The concentration of power in the hands of the BCCI is not necessarily bad, but India should understand that it is one thing to have earned the right to wield unipolar power, another to demonstrate deserving it

Whose right of way is it anyway?

Jul 2, 2008: Periodic fits of morality do cricket good, and the uproar over the Grant Elliott run-out might well do so, but perhaps not for the reasons that first come to mind

Of referrals and romanticism

May 23, 2008: As far as innovation goes, there is in accelerated phases of evolution as much danger as in obstinate rejection of all change

Good move, bad move

May 16, 2008: The MCC's proposal to limit the power of cricket bats has merit; the ICC's decision to trial the umpiring referral system doesn't

Brutish and short

Apr 22, 2008: Twenty20 is seen as a concentrated form of the game, but on the evidence so far, it's more like a crude edit

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Gavaskar's double role

Jan 15, 2008: Sunil Gavaskar is bomb-thrower and bomb-defuser put into one, who somehow manages to operate as the chairman of the ICC's cricket committee while also acting as peppery columnist and media provocateur

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    Is winter coming to Yorkshire?

David Hopps: The proudest of English cricket's counties is looking at dark days ahead

How Pakistan won the 1992 World Cup

On its 25th anniversary, we take a graphical look at the story of Imran's cornered tigers

    In Dhoni country

Melinda Farrell meets people who remember the young MS in Ranchi

Ramprakash and Hick: the men who know

Jon Hotten: Two so-called unfulfilled talents are now at the top of the tree in coaching batsmen. Does that compute?

The hinterland of 40

Jon Hotten: At Lord's we saw three in-between scores of the sort that are as likely to annoy the selectors as excite them

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Shami question part of India's rare green-pitch musings

Three days ahead of the fourth Test, the surface at the HPCA Stadium wore a smattering of grass. Will that, or Mohammed Shami's availability, subject to fitness, change India's combination?

Pujara plays India's longest innings

Stats highlights from the fourth day in Ranchi, where Cheteshwar Pujara batted for ages and the Australians toiled like they haven't had to in many years

Ashwin's late entry poses questions

Did Virat Kohli get his tactics right on the final day in Ranchi? Going by his fast bowlers' lines and R Ashwin's late introduction, the Indian captain took a few puzzling calls

India break down another big total

For the third time this home season, the team took the lead after its opposition put up 400 batting first but the Ranchi effort was special

Father-son duos, and tenth-wicket stand heroics

Also, which players have the most half-centuries without ever having made a hundred?

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