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Former India batsman; now a cricket commentator and presenter on TV
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Whatever happened to Indian batsmen's ability against spin?

Aug 18, 2015: They seem to have lost the skill to get well forward or right back against the turning ball

Sanjay Manjrekar

Enough with the bowling variations

Jun 20, 2014: In T20 cricket, using slower balls and other variations has become an invitation to get hit into the stands

Sanjay Manjrekar

Can we do something about monster bats?

Apr 25, 2014: Modern bats are getting chunkier by the day, while not getting much more heavy. This gives batsmen an unfair advantage

Sanjay Manjrekar

The difference the threat of injury makes

Jan 11, 2014: Mitchell Johnson has brought the forgotten art of bowling to intimidate back into focus

Sanjay Manjrekar

Go forward, not back

Dec 18, 2013: Why an initial back-foot trigger movement may not be a great idea

Sanjay Manjrekar

How about Sehwag in the middle order?

Sep 13, 2013: He has always talked about how he would like to bat lower down. Perhaps he should be granted that wish now

Sanjay Manjrekar

Day-night Tests? Bring them on

Aug 21, 2013: We need to stop being as precious as we are about the game's traditions if Test cricket is to sustain itself

Sanjay Manjrekar

The ball's swinging again

Jul 22, 2013: Seam bowlers have once again begun to pitch it up to the batsman and rely on swing. How will batsmen respond to the challenge?

Sanjay Manjrekar

More power to youth

Jun 26, 2013: India won the Champions Trophy in unfamiliar conditions and without many of their experienced players. What they had were free-spirited cricket and good fielding

Sanjay Manjrekar

Look to women's cricket for the game's lost pleasures

Feb 16, 2013: If you're a fan of spin and swing, you could do worse than become a fan of women's cricket

Sanjay Manjrekar

Swing to win, India

Jan 19, 2013: Bowlers who can make the ball talk are what India should be looking to unearth

Sanjay Manjrekar

How Ashwin can turn his class to world-class

Nov 10, 2012: He has a terrific temperament for spin bowling and doesn't alter his plans just because he gets hit for a six. All he needs to do now is work on his fitness

Sanjay Manjrekar

Over to Patil

Oct 2, 2012: India's new selectors have to turn their backs on popular expectation and make bold picks

Sanjay Manjrekar

Tendulkar not finished yet

Sep 5, 2012: He may have a problem with the full-length delivery but he's still valuable to India's Test side

Sanjay Manjrekar

Blood them young, but be careful

Sep 3, 2012: India Under-19s may have won the World Cup, but if the selectors wish to pick some of them for the national team, they must make sure MS Dhoni backs their picks

Sanjay Manjrekar

Anyone thinking of South Africa 2013?

Aug 16, 2012: The squad for the New Zealand series is just that, with hardly an eye on what will happen when India tour next

Sanjay Manjrekar

Is it time to bury the ODI?

Jun 21, 2012: As far as the limited-overs formats go, the 50-overs game has showed it has probably outlived its usefulness

Sanjay Manjrekar

Don't blame the IPL for everything that's wrong

Jun 2, 2012: Sleaze in cricket? There was plenty of it before the IPL came along

Sanjay Manjrekar

The fans have voted with their wallets on the IPL

Apr 30, 2012: The tournament now has a following independent of the Indian team's performance

Sanjay Manjrekar

The quest for three bowlers

Mar 15, 2012: Forget replacing Dravid; if India can find three world-class Test bowlers instead, they'll do very well for themselves

Sanjay Manjrekar
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    'Not playing Test cricket isn't a tragedy, losing a son is'

Couch Talk: Barry Richards puts his shortened Test career in perspective, and talks about Bedi, Pollock and Viv

Were Indian batsmen of earlier eras better against spin?

Kartikeya Date: Quality spinners have always thrived in India, so it may not be fair to suggest that the current generation of Indian batsmen is inferior

    T20: it's a gas, gas, gas

Mark Nicholas: The Cardiff match showed the format is valid and valuable. Only, we need to be careful we don't overdo it

Would it have been different with Khaya Majola around?

Luke Alfred: Cricket in South Africa is perilously close to being irrelevant for the country's largest demographic group

The travails of a middle-aged cricketer

Jonathan Wilson: When the bad days outnumber the good, and the aches and pains hasten your decline, you wonder if each game might be your last

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Ojha's time to 'relax' before Test debut

After spending 15 years in the domestic circuit, Naman Ojha is expected to make his Test debut in the third match, for which, he says, he is not facing additional pressure because of the long wait

Pujara's chance to beat his blues

After a ten-month free-fall, Cheteshwar Pujara will turn out for India once again at the traditional batting paradise that is the SSC. Can he make it count?

Why is Pujara given short shrift?

He averages better than Rohit Sharma but still has to fight for a place in the Test side, mostly because he doesn't play ODIs

Another bowling display of two halves

For the fifth time in the last year and a half, India had their opponents five down for less than 100 only to let the lower order off the hook

Resolute Pujara shines in stop-gap role

Cheteshwar Pujara's century was proof that at times in Test match play, survival need not mean mere tentativeness but the ability to wait for simpler things, like the loose ball

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