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Former India batsman; now a cricket commentator and presenter on TV
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The truth about 'unlucky' Ishant

Jan 11, 2012: He is known to work hard on the field but not get the wickets he seemingly deserves. Harsh but true: it's because he doesn't bowl enough wicket-taking balls

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In praise of the natural game

Dec 19, 2011: Injuries in cricket aren't only because of a heavy workload. There's also something wrong with how young players are being coached

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Harbhajan's injured? Go figure

Dec 5, 2011: Would his condition have come to light if he had been picked for the Australia tour? And why does the BCCI manage player injuries so poorly?

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No DRS, no drama

Nov 14, 2011: The Kotla Test showed that decisions unaided by technology don't always spell disaster, nor are they a mark of old-fashioned, rigid values

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India needs to get bums on seats

Nov 2, 2011: The poor turnouts, now even for ODIs, are worrying, and those with a stake in the game cannot sit back thinking TV rights will take care of everything

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A bold move to drop Harbhajan

Oct 4, 2011: By axeing an underperforming senior player and favouring youth, India's selectors have shown they have learnt from the mistakes they made before the England tour

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Let Kumble take charge of the Indian team

Sep 1, 2011: The BCCI needs to consider giving a three-member body, with Kumble as its head, complete responsibility for the side

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A few urgent repairs

Aug 23, 2011: India need to take a long, hard look at themselves, starting with the bowling

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What's luck got to do with injury?

Aug 4, 2011: When a player walks off the field injured, we tend to sympathise. We need to pause to think if he is culpable

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Dravid and the art of defence

Jun 28, 2011: India's No. 3 is a living testament to the idea that you need application and will more than talent to succeed in sport

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How the helmet turned cricket on its head

May 19, 2011: Today's cricketers don't quake in their boots at the sight of a speeding ball aimed at them. And that's a good thing

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Thank god for the IPL

Apr 23, 2011: It's a retirement plan for players who struggle to make a living after their careers end

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Watch out for vintage batsmen

Feb 19, 2011: Now that these technically sound players have freed up their batting via Twenty20, we can expect some sizzling innings from them in the World Cup

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Frozen at 18

Dec 21, 2010: Tendulkar has stayed on top for so long because his mind remains young and cricket remains an obsession for him

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The perfect man for the job

Nov 4, 2010: Anil Kumble is a born leader who likes to roll his sleeves up and get involved. His decision to contest the KSCA elections could be a stepping stone for bigger roles in Indian cricket administration

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The problems with India's young batsmen

Sep 3, 2010: Some pull to make a statement, one pushes meekly. One's feet resemble Johhnie Walker's, another needs to stop resembling others

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What being 'rested' really means in Indian cricket

Time to focus on the team

Oct 28, 2007: If Dravid's exclusion from the one-day squad is part of a process with a clear vision, then it will make some sense, for it is critical that the process must continue without compromise

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    Rewarding times for Hashim Amla

Numbers Game: The rate at which he has accumulated ODI hundreds and MoM awards is among the fastest in history

'Ponting was an instinctive, aggressive player'

Modern Masters: Rahul Dravid and Sanjay Manjrekar discuss Ricky Ponting's technique

    MacLeod spells hope for Scotland

Allrounder Calum MacLeod's return from a faulty action is key to Scotland's World Cup hopes. By Tim Wigmore

How boring is boring cricket?

Probably not as much as boring periods in the likes of rugby, football and tennis, Russell Jackson thinks

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Manic one-day chases, and daddy partnerships

Also, most brothers in a Test XI, and the fastest to 20 ODI centuries

Has international cricket begun to break up?

The gap between the haves and the have-nots is growing wider, and the disenchantment is forcing a devaluation of Test cricket among weaker teams

Well worth the wait

Zulfiqar Babar missed five seasons between his first two first-class matches, and was 34 when he finally made his Test debut, but he is quickly making up for all the lost time with his artful left-arm spin

Younis Khan and the art of scoring hundreds

Out of 70 batsmen who've scored 15 or more Test hundreds only five are from Pakistan, but Younis Khan's appetite for hundreds matches that of some of the top contemporary batsmen

Australia outdone in every way

Surviving into the final session of the last day cannot disguise the fact that Australia's continued inability to play spin contributed to an all-round thrashing

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    The gap between the haves and the have-nots is growing wider, and the disenchantment is forcing a devaluation of Test cricket among weaker teams

    Lyon low after high of 2013 (51)

    The offspinner was Australia's highest wicket-taker in 2013, but his form has dipped sharply this year

    Australia outdone in every way (51)

    Surviving into the final session of the last day cannot disguise the fact that Australia's continued inability to play spin contributed to an all-round thrashing

    Well worth the wait (36)

    Zulfiqar Babar missed five seasons between his first two first-class matches, and was 34 when he finally made his Test debut, but he is quickly making up for all the lost time with his artful left-arm spin

    No Ajmal, no problem for Pakistan (33)

    When a team loses its best bowler, it is expected that the team's performance will suffer. As usual, Pakistan defied the expectations