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Former India batsman; now a cricket commentator and presenter on TV
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Afghanistan have what it takes

Mar 19, 2016: They have the potential to become a quality international limited-overs team, and to do it quicker than Bangladesh did

Sanjay Manjrekar

Notes on Amir, Ashwin and Kohli

Mar 8, 2016: Watching them at the Asia Cup was to revel in high-quality bowling and batting

Sanjay Manjrekar

Chinks in India's T20 batting, not bowling

Feb 23, 2016: For a change, it is the bowling line-up that gives cause for optimism

Sanjay Manjrekar

Why the good-length ball has lost its sting

Feb 8, 2016: The old precept of bowling on a good length doesn't work when pitches are flat and batsmen fearless

Sanjay Manjrekar

India have a flat-pitch problem

Jan 23, 2016: When faced with batting-friendly tracks in recent times, their bowlers have just not been equal to the task

Sanjay Manjrekar

How India's overseas record takes the sheen off their home performances

Dec 14, 2015: The fans of today have got used to India winning at home; they want to see them beat the world's best abroad - which they hardly ever get to see

Sanjay Manjrekar

Cricket needs to put fans first, not players

Nov 25, 2015: Day-night Tests are a good idea because they are aimed at addressing falling viewership figures

Sanjay Manjrekar

Why Ashwin could be exceptional for India

Nov 11, 2015: He is unlike his spin predecessors in a few ways, and though he hasn't impressed overseas, that seems likely to change

Sanjay Manjrekar

Does Dhoni care about winning now?

Oct 24, 2015: He seems to have let the pursuit of results change his captaincy

Sanjay Manjrekar

Bhuvneshwar needs to stick to swing

Oct 8, 2015: It looks like he has lost his main weapon in an attempt to get his bowling speeds up

Sanjay Manjrekar

Why Rahane shouldn't be batting at No. 3

Sep 22, 2015: His game is built around good hands, ball sense, and not much foot movement. His rightful position is at No. 5, where he has done well

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What's eating Ishant Sharma?

Sep 8, 2015: His misplaced aggression in Sri Lanka, and the fact that he offended more than once, is a poor reflection on India

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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

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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?

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