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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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What's the best tour game you've watched?

Australians v Bangalore's crowd, Phil Hughes v Harmison, Pidge v Biff - there have been some great contests in warm-up matches
The Cricket Monthly May issue

    'In domestic cricket, you have to keep your ego aside'

Harbhajan Singh talks comebacks, and how his comment about spin-friendly Indian pitches was misunderstood

    Where will T20 cricket go next?

Jarrod Kimber: Data is going to play a huge role in the game - and by extension, in international cricket

    CA's good business methods not always good sport

Daniel Brettig: Learnings from industrial relations in the corporate world may not be helping Cricket Australia as much as its directors seem to think

The hinterland of 40

Jon Hotten: At Lord's we saw three in-between scores of the sort that are as likely to annoy the selectors as excite them

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AB de Villiers misses out on ESPNcricinfo's all-time IPL XI

Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Sunil Narine and Lasith Malinga make up the overseas roster, while MS Dhoni captains the side

Smith, Dhoni central to Pune's turnaround

There were rumours about Rising Pune being a bickering and uninterested unit because of off-field decisions, but amid the noise, the think-tank addressed the underlying issue of how to win games

A history of the Champions Trophy in seven matches

A look at some of the games that summed up the themes the tournament has come to embody over the years

Warner, Bhuvneshwar sparkle in solid Sunrisers season

A second title in a row proved beyond Sunrisers Hyderabad but, with a well-assembled squad, missing only an elite lower-order hitter, they ended their season with far more positives than negatives

Accommodating the IPL

How a hotel takes care of players and teams for the two-month season

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