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Former India batsman; now a cricket commentator and presenter on TV
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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

India must make fitness non-negotiable

Feb 22, 2012: For too long they have placed a premium on skills alone, but a lack of fitness can undermine the best skills

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    Penalty runs the best punishment for slow over rates

Ashley Mallett: Fines and suspensions have had no effect. Awarding the opposition runs for every over a team falls short in a Test innings will definitely bite harder

    Pietersen stars in his own muppet show

David Hopps: KP's rubbishing of many aspiring English county professionals brings to mind the belief of Miss Piggy that "there is no one in the world to compare with moi"

    How to construct an ODI chase

Michael Bevan: Focus on targets smaller than winning the match, and back your tailenders to deliver for you

The many crickets of an Indian boyhood

Sankaran Krishna: Growing up in India, you play a number of varieties of the game, each developing a certain skill

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Kohli at No. 4 - defensive or practical?

It seems Virat Kohli is to not bat before the 12th or 13th over to strengthen the middle and the lower middle order. It suggests a lack of confidence in what was supposed to be India's strength in their title defence: their batting

Open with Rohit and Binny, with Kohli at No. 3

India's batting is going the way of their bowling in Australia, and they need get their order sorted before the World Cup

Off-stump blues leave Dhawan flailing

The out-of-form Shikhar Dhawan still has the backing of his captain, but there's no denying his slump has arrived at an inconvenient time for India and his technical issues have to be sorted out before they attempt to defend the World Cup

On TV it looks uglier than it actually is

Often reasonable arguments on the field look nasty beyond the boundary and on camera

'Teams can't have set formula' - Dravid

In the first episode of Contenders, a special ten-part buildup to the 2015 World Cup, Rahul Dravid and Graeme Smith discuss the impact of local conditions on team compositions and the issues surrounding the format of the tournament

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