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Future imperfect

Oct 8, 2008: The rise of Twenty20 and of India's power are challenging English cricket's ability to function independently

Some young, some old, some homegrown

Sep 24, 2008: What sort of team composition does a successful county side need?

Wet end not mandatory

Sep 10, 2008: The rain has ravaged the season, but there are still chances of a good finish to the County Championship

Men behaving badly

Aug 27, 2008: The standards of player conduct have slipped in the county game, and umpires and captains are content to turn a blind eye

Who cares for county cricket?

Aug 13, 2008: The players, certainly; the fans, to an extent; but the media hardly do; and on the evidence of it, the selectors aren't considering performances on the circuit either

The case of the empty cupboard

Jul 30, 2008: England are gravely short of depth, and the debate over qualification criteria is making the issue more vexed

The rich get richer

Jul 16, 2008: Why the new proposal for an English Premier League will benefit the big counties and grounds and leave the rest vulnerable

Two-innings time again

Jul 2, 2008: England's top six don't seem to be making the switch to the longer version quickly enough

Three's the charm

Jun 18, 2008: The drawing power of Twenty20 offers the ECB an opportunity to streamline the number of English domestic competitions

Spread it over the summer

Jun 4, 2008: The ECB and the counties may be keen on a midsummer Twenty20 competition, but there's merit in having one that runs across the season instead

Spongers or smart operators?

May 21, 2008: Leicestershire's avowed strategy is to build a core group of senior overseas pros as mentors for young English talent

The overseas invasion

May 7, 2008: The idea of foreign players in county cricket is not intrinsically bad, but surely there have to be limits to the influx

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The call of the long haul

Apr 23, 2008: England's top six could do worse than get their heads down and churn out the hard yards rather than dream of IPL cash

City or county?

Apr 9, 2008: In the first instalment of his new fortnightly column on Cricinfo, Christopher Martin-Jenkins looks at how the ECB has to decide whether it wants to react to the IPL with a franchise-based Twenty20 league of its own

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    NZ's Rottweiler bite

Simon Barnes: Their hyper-aggressive ways have got them success in the World Cup so far. But is the method as sustainable as it is eye-catching?

    Soumya Sarkar's shot in the dark

Christian Ryan: The long-lasting memory of a young batsman we have never seen before is of that one brilliant shot announcing his arrival

The vices and virtues of Misbah

Ahmer Naqvi: The debate about whether Misbah-ul-Haq is holding Pakistan back or holding them together is obscuring the team's real problems

    'The best game of bad cricket'

Two Men Out: Jarrod Kimber and Andy Zaltzman on the madness at Eden Park, AB de Villiers' heroics, and the ICC celebrating UAE's pasting

The vices and virtues of Misbah

Ahmer Naqvi: The debate about whether Misbah-ul-Haq is holding Pakistan back or holding them together is obscuring the team's real problems

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Letter to de Villiers

South Africa's captain needs to single out his players for attention and get them firing individually and as a team

India get their groove back

The long winless Australian summer might just have given those watching the wrong impression

Highest WC score, fastest double-ton, record sixes

Stats highlights from Chris Gayle's record-breaking 215 against Zimbabwe in the Group B match in Canberra

The 'magic wand' behind India's turnaround

It has helped that India have a captain who has lasted as long as he has due to his approach of treating cricket for what it is: a game

When the MCG was a sea of blue

This was Eden Gardens and another half of an Eden Gardens on top of it. This was Wankhede Stadium with another Wankhede Stadium on top of it

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