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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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Is there madness in Dhoni's method?

Mar 16, 2011: The Indian captain's instincts and reasoning have worked in the past - even giving Nehra the final over - but there are times he needs to take a leaf from his batting and play it safe

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India v South Africa, Group B, World Cup 2011, Nagpur

Can India peak at the right time?

Mar 12, 2011: Has India's World Cup campaign been a stuttering four-match performance or the prelude to what will be a thoughtfully timed assault on the tougher stages of the competition?

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World Cup 2011

Eden's exile from the action

Feb 9, 2011: Had the CAB understood the heritage of their offices, India's 2011 World Cup would not have been without Eden Gardens. Nor Eden Gardens without India

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The joke was on cricket

Jan 11, 2011: The 2011 IPL auction stood for all that is wrong with the league

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Karnataka's gamechangers

Nov 22, 2010: Three of India's most successful bowlers have taken the ultimate gamble - to see if they can run their sport

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BCCI Annual General Meeting

The empire strikes back

Sep 29, 2010: Changing the IPL set-up will help the BCCI's traditional bosses protect their own turf

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Too much or too badly scheduled?

Aug 19, 2010: The Indians don't play more than other top cricketers around the world; it's just that their calendar is more poorly structured

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A batsman of imagery and imagination

Aug 8, 2010: When Laxman takes the stage in his moment, he can conjure up the illusion that the crisis is not being tackled, it is being ignored

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Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, P Sara Oval

Tendulkar relishes the ache of endurance

Aug 3, 2010: This blazing comet of a cricketer is a long-surviving Test titan

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Buoyant England face tricky decisions

England's selectors can reflect proudly on their decisions for the Edgbaston Test, but they will really earn their money in deciding who replaces James Anderson and what to do about an opener

Small moments, big problems for Australia

Why was it that Australia put in such a hazy performance in a match that mattered so much? Of the two teams they are the more experienced, the more used to winning and entering this week the more confident

Succession issues prompt hard questions

Australia's selectors and management have been accused of being too harsh on Brad Haddin but the team's horrible display at Edgbaston suggests that they may actually have been too lenient, and not just on him

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What makes this innocuous-seeming bowler so difficult to handle?

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