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The artist known as Jack Russell

Jan 17, 2010: The eccentric England wicketkeeper spent rainy days and time on the bench sketching and painting. Two books chronicle his art

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Jack Hobbs and the golden age

Dec 13, 2009: The Master's autobiography provides glimpses of a long-ago time that is strikingly similar (and not) to ours

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Trescothick, Gimblett and the black wings of depression

Nov 1, 2009: Two Somerset players, generations apart, have had their struggles with mental illness form the subject of two fine books

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Barker's bowlers

Oct 18, 2009: A doctor, an air-force man, and 10 great players bring a childhood back to life

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Jack of two trades

Oct 4, 2009: Fingleton was possibly the finest cricketer-writer ever

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Portraits of heroes

Sep 20, 2009: Ronald Mason used to worship cricketers as a boy, and wrote excellent prose on them as a man

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Poet of the willow

Sep 6, 2009: Archie Jackson, who was born 100 years ago, was the Keats of cricket in more ways than one

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Rowdy the chronicler

Aug 23, 2009: In praise of a cricketer who made the transition from player to first-rate cricket writer with ease

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Lessons for leaders

Aug 9, 2009: Brearley, Ranji, EM Rose, and the art of captaincy

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The third T

Jul 26, 2009: Frank Tyson has been among our best analysts of players' temperament and what made them tick

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All Rhodes

Jun 28, 2009: Two of the greatest books on one of the greatest allrounders ever

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Gold from the Ashes

Jun 14, 2009: Celebrating Cardus' evocations of cricket's premier contest

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Golden amateur

May 31, 2009: A businessman, a soldier, a lavishly talented cricketer: Stanley Jackson embodied one of cricket's greatest ages

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Where are the Indians?

May 17, 2009: English and Australian players have not been shy when it comes to writing their life stories; not so the Indians

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Hallowed and much covered

May 3, 2009: On the wealth of writing about the most storied cricket ground there is

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The other Plum

Apr 19, 2009: On PG Wodehouse's cricket connection

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The passionate poet

Apr 5, 2009: Edmund Blunden's Cricket Country laments the passing of an age and revels in the timelessness of the game

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Where to get 'em

Mar 22, 2009: In which your columnist dishes out some handy book-hunting advice

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One writer, many hats

Feb 22, 2009: Ramachandra Guha is a polymath who happens to write superbly on cricket

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The piper's new master

Feb 8, 2009: On India's dominance of cricket, and a book that tells of a plan to thwart it

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Ask Steven: Also, the fastest ODI 150s, and the highest Test totals without a half-century

    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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