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Those majestic West Indians

Nov 1, 2011: They pulverised India on tours here, but the home fans loved them regardless because of the way they played the game

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Spinners and reverse-swingers under threat

Oct 5, 2011: The latest rule changes in ODIs are unlikely to inject excitement into the format. How well the Powerplay tweaks work will depend on a team's strength, and two new balls will handicap plenty of bowlers

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Why does Raina fail?

Sep 20, 2011: It's easy to dismiss him as not being a Test player, but what if none of the upcoming players the system is producing are?

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Beware the Caribbean curse

Jun 20, 2011: As India kick off their Test series in the West Indies, a look back at a few cautionary tales from the past

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How the tables have turned

Jun 7, 2011: In days gone by, Indian sides went to West Indies with fear and trembling. Today's West Indian players would do well to look to the current crop of Indians as role models

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Beware the IPL's success stories

May 10, 2011: When a player makes an impact in the IPL, it's no guarantee he's one for the future

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Why blame players for choosing club over country?

Apr 28, 2011: The issue of loyalty is not as straightforward in cricket as in football and American sport. Ultimately it's about the players getting just reward for their talent

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How do you top a World Cup win?

Apr 11, 2011: Some said the World Cup success would increase the fans' appetite for the IPL. That seems optimistic

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A wake-up call for a cliquey sport

Mar 2, 2011: Ireland have proudly carried the associates' standard for two World Cups in succession. They're not asking for free lunches, just for a fair chance

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No one divides like Ganguly

Feb 10, 2011: Few Indian cricketers have polarised the fans like Sourav Ganguly, evoking love and hate in near equal measure. The IPL's snub will do little to change that

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No one like Steyn

Jan 20, 2011: He's the only one today who matches up to Lillee, Thommo, Maco, Wasim, Waqar and the other fast-bowling greats of the past

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Sachin Tendulkar's landmark ton

A decade of covering Sachin

Dec 20, 2010: Charting the highs and lows, the changing roles and the changing game of the Indian legend since century No. 25

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The case for Yuvraj and Munaf

Dec 6, 2010: Despite his problems in Tests, Yuvraj Singh is an integral part of India's World Cup XI, while Munaf Patel would make an ideal third seam option

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Expect the expected

Nov 3, 2010: New Zealand have rarely challenged India in India. This tour is unlikely to change that

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An India to reckon with

Oct 19, 2010: What would a team made of players from the side's three most successful eras look like?

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From hardship to hunger for success

Sep 27, 2010: Over the years, Australia's tours to India have changed in character: they've become more frequent, players have grown accustomed to the conditions, and the rivalry has intensified

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Parochialism wanted

Sep 7, 2010: For the Champions League to gain the sort of profile its football counterpart enjoys, the fans need to feel connected to their players. The current format disallows that

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In quest of a perfect itinerary

Aug 23, 2010: If a cricketer plays four series of three Tests and three ODIs each, a month more of limited-overs, the IPL, the Champions League, and a World Cup in a year, he could still have 12 weeks off

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Nobody could have done it better

Jul 23, 2010: Murali was top of the world on the field and classy off it

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The most important people in the game

Jul 6, 2010: Who is cricket run for - advertisers, television companies, franchisees? Is anyone thinking of the players and the fans?

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There is nothing stimulating in watching a television broadcast in which the players and commentators allow themselves to be remote-controlled by the BCCI

4391 runs after 35, and 2354 outside top five

On Sunday, Tillakaratne Dilshan became the 11th batsman to score 10,000-plus ODI runs. Here are the key numbers from his ODI career

'I always wanted to bowl the last over of an ODI'

Former Australia fast bowler Damien Fleming on bowling in thrilling World Cup semi-finals, mastering the subcontinent, and taking on Tendulkar

Fringe players looking to use A tour as springboard

The two four-day games against Australia A is a huge opportunity for the likes of Cheteshwar Pujara, Amit Mishra and Pragyan Ojha to get their careers back on track

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