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Editor of Intelligent Life magazine and a former editor of Wisden
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It was the allrounders wot won it

Aug 25, 2009: Andrew Flintoff, Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann made a telling impact on the series with both bat and ball

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Sending out an SOS

Aug 12, 2009: Why Mark Ramprakash should be called up for The Oval, and how things have changed drastically post-Headingley, despite England's denials

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Are you England in disguise?

Aug 4, 2009: The 2009 Aussies have not just been a pale shadow of their brilliant predecessors - they're so pale, they have a distinctly Pommie tinge

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Will England choke?

Jul 21, 2009: History tells us that England can easily get vertigo when on top. Will this piece of history repeat itself?

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England picked the wrong team

Jul 13, 2009: In their bowling, they went for quantity and solidity over quality and incisiveness, and none of their batsmen bar one can take a match by the scruff of its neck

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Missing the biffers

Mar 18, 2008: They may have won a Test match but something's off about England: their top six

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Silly money

Mar 4, 2008: What the IPL could have learned from Ben and Jerry

Bold but flawed

Feb 21, 2008: Why Middlesex plus MCC does not equal Manchester United

Gilchrist: beautifully used

Feb 5, 2008: Australia's masterstroke with Gilchrist wasn't starting him at seven, but keeping him there

Fight the fudge

Jan 22, 2008: England's selectors need to think more clearly

Let's ban sledging

Jan 8, 2008: Cricket shouldn't just be trying to ban racism, it should ban sledging

Eight ideas for President Brearley

Dec 11, 2007: Some suggestions for the keepers of Lord's

Pace is back

Nov 27, 2007: Lee, Steyn, Shoaib - the quick guns are in business again. The gods have acted

Ripe for the picking

Nov 12, 2007: Of all the jobs in a cricket team, the captain's is the one to which a few wrinkles are most conducive

Cricket is not a business

Oct 30, 2007: Why the ECB's new chairman, Giles Clarke, is wrong

The true world order

Oct 16, 2007: International cricket in 2007 is a bell curve, with a great big bulge in the middle. Inzamam-ul-Haq may have gone, but his silhouette lives on

Too much of a dull thing

Oct 1, 2007: Don't kill ODIs, but let's have a balance

Two runs a ball, please

Sep 17, 2007: Batsmen are under pressure to score fast in twenty20

Flawed yet fascinating

Sep 4, 2007: Shane Warne's list of the top 50 cricketers of his time is everything a list ought to be: provocative, surprising, talked-about, and, in places, plain wrong

Goliaths in awe of the Davids

Jul 24, 2007: India's big four are considered batting stars yet the bowlers who have been successful against them are the decade's half-forgotten names

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On the Road: Arya Yuyutsu picks a fight with the former England cricket captain turned pro-boxer. Because he's that daft

    The two faces of James Anderson

Sidharth Monga: Why does the man who is possibly England's greatest fast bowler occasionally turn into Mr Hyde on the field?

Performance and result analysis of Test teams

Anantha Narayanan: A look at Test teams across the years, measuring the peaks of each team

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How bad must a defeat be to be unacceptable?

A gutting loss to England, after leading the series 1-0, has thrown up some glaring inadequacies in the Indian team but there is little being said or done in terms of improvement

Role model Moeen setting high standard

His rapid improvement with the ball has been integral to England coming from behind to lead the series - but that is just one area where Moeen Ali continues to impress

'We watched cricket, we talked cricket'

On the eve of Mahela Jayawardene's final Test, his team-mate, best friend and fellow batting superstar Kumar Sangakkara speaks about what made him, and them, tick

Time to liberate MS Dhoni

After 8-0, MS Dhoni could look forward to building a team from scratch; now, there is nothing left for him to contribute. Free him from the Test captaincy and he could yet give back in other ways

Dhoni's control test

For all MS Dhoni's many trophies and accomplishments, Test cricket continues to resist his magic and indefinitely postpone his motorbike ride into the sunset

News | Features Last 7 days

    How bad must a defeat be to be unacceptable? (133)

    A gutting loss to England, after leading the series 1-0, has thrown up some glaring inadequacies in the Indian team but there is little being said or done in terms of improvement

    Time to liberate MS Dhoni (112)

    After 8-0, MS Dhoni could look forward to building a team from scratch; now, there is nothing left for him to contribute. Free him from the Test captaincy and he could yet give back in other ways

    Should Dhoni focus on one-day cricket? (78)

    His decisions in the England series have seemed to confirm that he does not care too much for the Test game. Maybe he should be concentrating on the World Cup

    Dhoni's control test (74)

    For all MS Dhoni's many trophies and accomplishments, Test cricket continues to resist his magic and indefinitely postpone his motorbike ride into the sunset

    One-day barrier to Indian Test progress (56)

    With too great an emphasis on limited-overs cricket, MS Dhoni's side have a set of skills and a level of concentration that are not commensurate with the necessities of Tests