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Another reality check

May 17, 2013: The message for an increasingly vulnerable sport is that it must act - and act decisively

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Can India afford a captain who isn't committed to Test cricket?

Jan 17, 2013: Dhoni's leadership in the format has been overly defensive, and he hasn't shown he particularly cares much about the five-day game either

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Tendulkar's retirement from ODIs

A career built on reinvention

Dec 23, 2012: In limited-overs cricket Tendulkar represents reinvention - of form, of technique, of order, to some extent of the passage of time

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Where did the old Duncan Fletcher go?

Nov 13, 2012: India's coach seems a far cry from the combative professional who took England to the top

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India v New Zealand, 1st Test, Hyderabad

Sixteen years, and suddenly gone

Aug 22, 2012: As they step out to take on New Zealand, India will wake up to the reality of not having two monumental pillars of their Test success as part of the XI

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The same old selection cop-out

Feb 29, 2012: India's selectors could have used the Asia Cup to send a message to some players, or to try out a team for the future. They did neither

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Commonwealth Bank Series 2011-12

India a circus without a ringmaster

Feb 25, 2012: The spirit of a team needs sustenance or it can evaporate or shrivel, like has happened with India over the last eight months

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Board games

Feb 3, 2012: Lord Woolf's vision of a new ICC executive has one fatal flaw: it starts at the very top

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A funereal end to Indian cricket's greatest era

Jan 28, 2012: The superstars are fading, the youngsters are a raggedy bunch. India's selectors need to take tough calls on the team's future

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India's road rage masks their inadequacy

Jan 27, 2012: What would the reaction have been if all this bad behaviour had come from a team touring India instead?

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Enough about the wait for the hundredth

Nov 13, 2011: It's just another statistic in a career full of them. And worrying about it won't make it come any sooner

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Beware the euphoria of a whitewash

Oct 22, 2011: If anyone thinks India have righted the wrongs of the summer in England with the result in the home ODI series, they need to think again

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India in England 2011

Will India's men of tomorrow stand up?

Aug 24, 2011: The defeat in England is a sign of the future in Indian Test cricket. What it needs most is men of ability, of a larger appetite, with the greed to succeed

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India's professional cop-out

Jul 14, 2011: The world's No. 1 team did not back themselves against a side struggling to find their feet at the highest level, and ended up looking both cynical and timid in the process

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Nepotism? Lack of professionalism more like

Jul 11, 2011: The selection of K Srikkanth's son for the Emerging Players Tournament tells us plenty about how the BCCI operates, and none of it is pretty

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Will the right decisions be taken?

Jun 26, 2011: On the face of it, the answers to the questions confronting the ICC at its conference are straightforward. But that doesn't account for machinations behind the scenes

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The ridiculous resistance to the DRS

Jun 18, 2011: The BCCI's opposition to the review system is inexcusable; and the ICC isn't blameless either

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Moving season for the IPL

May 30, 2011: This year's event has highlighted flaws in the system, and raises the question: has a tipping point been reached?

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Memo to a coach

May 2, 2011: The sooner Duncan Fletcher gets used to the ways of the Indian media the better

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Finally, the IPL comes back to the cricket

Apr 7, 2011: The organisers and the sponsors aim to make up for the off-field debacles and sagas of last year, but the IPL must also prove that India's appetite for the game is insatiable

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