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Selectors punt on Sehwag

Dec 12, 2007: Any which way you look at it, the inclusion of Virender Sehwag for the tour of Australia is an interesting one

In safe keeping

Nov 10, 2007: By handing the captaincy to Anil Kumble, the selectors have ensured the post is in safe hands and will be transferred with minimum fuss when the time comes

Mixed blessings

Nov 5, 2007: India's bowling has made decent strides over the course of the year, but there's plenty more work left

The hunt that isn't

Oct 23, 2007: India don't seem any closer to finding a coach than they were four months ago. A look at what has been going wrong

Basic mistakes cost India dear

Oct 14, 2007: Against most teams, a start like one Tendulkar and Ganguly got off to, would have been enough to secure victory. Against Australia, however, you have to be playing at your best for all 100 overs

Better days haunt Dravid

Oct 13, 2007: Rahul Dravid needs runs, and India need his runs

Brought to earth with a bang

Oct 11, 2007: If India are to seriously build they have to put the win in the World Twenty20, and the attendant clamour over youth, in perspective

Short-term pain for long-term gain

Sep 19, 2007: The appointment of Mahendra Singh Dhoni as ODI captain signals a period of rebuilding for India - and not a particularly easy one at that

Rotation amid the revolution

Sep 18, 2007: In all, it was a selection where there were no surprises. If the selectors had a long-term plan vis-à-vis Sehwag, they didn't reveal it

Who after Dravid?

Sep 14, 2007: The appointment of the coach is a distant second with the quest to find a successor to Rahul Dravid becoming the burning concern. There aren't too many obvious candidates either

Selectors face tough task in picking Twenty20 probables

Jul 7, 2007: When the Indian selectors pick the probables for the Twenty20 World Championship they must remember that the format of the Twenty20 game is significantly different from the 50-over version

Too many holes

Jun 12, 2007: India appear to have picked a couple of passengers for the Tests in England but this is due as much to the bare cupboard in domestic cricket as it is to the fact that captain and selector aren't seeing eye to eye

Madness in the method

May 26, 2007: The Indian cricket board seems to have done little to find a new coach for the team, and in the end Dav Whatmore could get the job by default

India in Bangladesh 2007

Mixed signals

Apr 20, 2007: Among the inconsistencies in Friday's selection is a clear message to Sourav Ganguly that he must deliver in the Tests

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Indian cricket revamp

Playing for a draw

Apr 9, 2007: The Indian board and the players see the need to quickly end the confusion surrounding the new payment system to everyone's satisfaction

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BCCI has a stern message, delivered bluntly, for its superstars

The empire strikes back

Apr 7, 2007: The BCCI's response to the attitude of its superstars is a strong message delivered in a blunt manner

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A profile of Sanjay Jagdale

The importance of being earnest

Apr 6, 2007: Anand Vasu profiles Sanjay Jagdale, the Indian selector who may once again hold the answer to some extraordinarily tough questions

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Kumble the ODI bowler should be given his due

The man who wouldn't say no

Mar 30, 2007: As he gives up the one-day game, it would be a pity if Anil Kumble is remembered by his last few years in that particular version of the game

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To move ahead, India's Big Three must turn back the clock to their best years

India's biggest battle will be in the mind

Mar 22, 2007: India's three best batsmen must forget external pressures and dig out the cricket that has made them great

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India's road ahead

Tough, but not impossible

Mar 18, 2007: Anand Vasu calculates just exactly what India need to do to avoid elimination from the World Cup in round one

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Why are there fewer close ODIs if teams are more evenly matched now?

Kartikeya Date: While scoring rates have increased, matches have become more one-sided

Second coming

Niharika Mallimadugula had outgrown cricket... until an India-Australia Test series drew her back in all over again
The Cricket Monthly June issue

    What score have you not got?

Ask Steven: Sachin Tendulkar was never dismissed or left unbeaten on which number?

    'There's no better feeling than hitting a good on-drive'

Keaton Jennings on his debut Test hundred, growing up his father's son, and team-mates

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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We need to hear Kohli's side of the story

Now that we've had Kumble's perspective on why he left, we need to know why the captain felt the coach wasn't right for India

Pakistan, the Improbables

In today's age when analytics and reason underpin most aspects of life, all the data indicated that Pakistan did not have a chance. How then did their Champions Trophy win happen?

'I want to play like a brave man, like a lion'

Fast bowler Hasan Ali on leading the Pakistan attack in the Champions Trophy, and the influence his older brother has had on the way he bowls

Eliminating extras, and the funniest sledge

And which players have scored most runs and taken most wickets in the history of the Champions Trophy?

Champions Trophy XI: Captain Sarfraz pips Kohli, Tamim in at No. 3

India and Pakistan's best performers occupy seven of the eleven slots, while Kane Williamson is the only one from outside the semi-finalists

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