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Former India opener; author of Beyond the Blues, an account of the 2007-08 Ranji Trophy season
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Does rotation work for India?

Feb 11, 2012: Why the idea of having those in the top order take turns at playing is flawed

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Munaf, a product of Indian conditions

Jun 15, 2011: Slow, low playing conditions may force India's bowlers to sacrifice pace, but they also make them smarter, says Aakash Chopra

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India v Pakistan, 2nd semi-final, World Cup 2011

Is this really patriotism?

Apr 1, 2011: Looking at the hype and hysteria that surrounds every India-Pakistan encounter, one wonders whether India has really evolved as a responsible nation

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South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Cape Town

A spell from hell

Jan 5, 2011: Dale Steyn's bowling was like a dream which made those watching feel it wasn't from the real game but on Play Station 4

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India in South Africa 2010-11

The secret of Zaheer's success

Dec 30, 2010: He has learnt the art of bringing the ball back into the right-hander too and also sacrificed a bit of pace for accuracy

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Matt Prior isn't as bad as he is made out to be

Sympathy for the devil

Aug 15, 2007: Aakash Chopra on the difficulty of making adjustments to your game during a series. Case in point: Matt Prior

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Why left-arm seamers are a handful

When left is right

Aug 7, 2007: Aakash Chopra on just why left-arm seam bowlers can be more than a handful

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Strauss and Cook's no-win situation at Trent Bridge

Pity the poor opener

Jul 31, 2007: Aakash Chopra on the hazards of being an opening batsman

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Dravid and Tendulkar at Lord's

A tale of two lbws

Jul 26, 2007: Bat behind the pad or alongside it? Aakash Chopra ponders the dismissals of Dravid and Tendulkar at Lord's

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Playing at HQ

Mind the slope, boys

Jul 16, 2007: Aakash Chopra on the challenges cricketers face at Lord's

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Imagination, patience, luck

Jul 16, 2007: Aakash Chopra on what a good opener needs - especially in England

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'Smith's record in India is an aberration'

Modern Masters: Rahul Dravid and Sanjay Manjrekar discuss Graeme Smith's terrific record in different conditions

    A hole in England's bucket

Jarrod Kimber: Overworked bowlers, poor selection, and plenty of business jargon - England's cup of woe is full

    England don't need a visible coach

Martin Crowe: The team now consists of two halves: a burnt-out one and a fresh one

    'The guy you want to go to war with'

My XI: Martin Crowe on the gritty approach that turned Allan Border into a run-machine

Battling the fear of defeat

Samir Chopra: A fourth-innings chase can be brutally unforgiving; every wicket can lead to acute anxiety

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Ridiculed Ishant ridicules England

Ishant Sharma has often been the butt of jokes, and sometimes deservedly so. Today, however, the joke was on England

Vijay rediscovers the old Monk

The leave outside off stump has been critical to M Vijay's success since his India comeback last year. Contrary to popular opinion, such patience and self-denial comes naturally to him

England seem to have forgotten about personality

They have to see a glass that is half-full, and play the game as if it is just that, a game; and an opportunity

Ishant's fourth-innings heroics in rare company

In India's win at Lord's, Ishant Sharma took the best bowling figures by an Indian in the fourth innings of a Test outside Asia. Here are five other best bowling efforts by Indians in the fourth innings of Tests outside Asia

Another battle, another defeat on Planet Al

Alastair Cook has got used to feeling of the axe hanging over him. Only his team-mates can save England now

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