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Former India batsman; now a cricket commentator and presenter on TV
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A series that tells us what's wrong with Test cricket today

Aug 26, 2016: West Indies v India was not a good advertisement for the format for a number of reasons

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What makes Kohli, Warner and AB special

Jun 8, 2016: The three most prolific batsmen of this IPL are extraordinary in distinct ways

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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

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Notes on Amir, Ashwin and Kohli

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Does Dhoni care about winning now?

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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The difference the threat of injury makes

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

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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

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The discreet charm of the County Championship

Jon Hotten: The competition retains a certain purity precisely because it is unfashionable and anachronistic, and is not loaded down by the requirements of television and sponsors

We need to reinterpret the wide down leg side

Liam Cromar: Why are bowlers in limited-overs cricket expected to perform the contradictory actions of preventing run-scoring and enabling it?

Heroes and mobs: my first live match

Sankaran Krishna: A nine-year-old's initiation into big-time cricket, featuring Prasanna, Lawry, Gleeson and a boisterous Bangalore crowd

Hello Hameed, goodbye Napier

Apart from the teen and the vet, who else make it to our County Championship XI?

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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Left-arm quick, right-arm quicker

Lahore Qalandars have unearthed a truly unique prospect in Yasir Jan, an ambidextrous quick who can generate serious pace with both arms

Vote for your all-time India Test XI

In September 2010, as part of ESPNcricinfo's All-time XI series, a jury had selected an All-time India Test XI. Six years later, would you make some changes?

Ravindra Jadeja, maker of differences

A 41-run stand for the last wicket, and three tail-end wickets in one over. That is the very definition of "crucial" in a low-scoring contest

Imran's team or Misbah's: which was greater?

Each had to overcome very different hurdles from the other to become a top Test side

Can New Zealand do an England 2012?

England showed four years ago that India can be beaten at home with the help of four key attributes. New Zealand possess all of them, to a degree, and if they click together, anything can happen

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