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England v West Indies, 2nd npower Test, Chester-le-Street, 5th day

West Indian listlessness a sign of the times

May 18, 2009: As West Indies slumped to a series defeat, Caribbean ire has been as high as the jubilation a few weeks ago

What's the shouting about?

Nov 1, 2008: Stanford and his tournament are being reviled left and right, but there seems to be surprisingly little ground for the uproar

Appetite for escalation

Jan 29, 2008: The Stanford 20/20 is back, in its second edition, and Allen Stanford has pulled out the stops, as the opening ceremony proved

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Stanford's win-win situation

Jan 26, 2008: The second edition of the Caribbean Twenty20 tournament has been a success. More important, it marks the success of a rigorous approach to developing top-drawer cricketers

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Lloyd's no magician

Dec 3, 2007: Clive Lloyd shouldn't be expected to turn things around for West Indies as manager

Marriage of convenience

Sep 5, 2007: The implications of the WICB's decision to accommodate Allen Stanford

Lessons from a salvo

Aug 13, 2007: How Ramnaresh Sarwan's recent criticism of former coach Bennett King is symptomatic of what ails West Indian cricket at large

In at the deep end

Jul 28, 2007: Julian Huntethe, new WICB president, inherits unenviable burdens

Ramnarine lacking support and history

Jul 21, 2007: The West Indies Players' Association has expanded its activities and interests, and grown more vociferous and assertive, but respect and power seem elusive

Fear of the future

Jul 14, 2007: Why the West Indies cricket establishment isn't looking kindly on Allen Stanford's plans

Dude looks like a leader

Jul 11, 2007: From too cool for school to inspirational captain, the transformation of Chris Gayle

Stanford and the State

Jul 7, 2007: West Indies cricket is in a trough but its value is recognised by billionaire Stanford and the various national governments

West Indies in England, 2007

All in the mind

Jun 2, 2007: The challenges for Daren Ganga as West Indies' stand-in captain

West Indies take risk on gambler

Apr 29, 2007: Flamboyant, naturally talented, stubborn, forthright, Ramnaresh Sarwan is a big punt as the West Indies captain

No more sweeping under the carpet

Sep 13, 2006: A look at the mess of published correspondence and press statements issued by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and Michael Holding

Going forth... with a big fat wallet

Aug 11, 2006: Cricinfo considers the impact of the Stanford 20/20 competition

The Lara curve

Jul 14, 2006: Lara's learning curve has been steep in several areas since his first captaincy stint, but remains curiously flat in others

More a push than a jump

Apr 13, 2006: Chanderpaul wouldn't have quit the captaincy unless it was clear he had no choice. It's as simple as that

Identity crisis for West Indies

Mar 7, 2006: West Indies' recent struggle against New Zealand is a result of lack of clarity within the side, and violent upheavals outside

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Martin Crowe: Whatever happens, the Australia-New Zealand World Cup final at the MCG will be the most divine fun

    'Can't spot Australia's weakness'

Ricky Ponting on Steven Smith's bright future, and McCullum's aggressive leadership

A tale of two coaches

Their playing careers were vastly different, and so are their personalities, but the road to the World Cup final for Hesson and Lehmann has been similar. By Brydon Coverdale

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Cricket Sadist Hour: John Buchanan's man-to-man analysis of the finalists

When defeats haunt

Nicholas Hogg: In close matches you ponder over the what-could-have-beens; in a one-sided game, the past is put to rest quickly

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Wahab v Watson, the fury and the folly

For 30 minutes, everything else took a backseat, as the world watched in awe and fear, a fired-up Pakistan fast bowler mercilessly bullying an Australian batsman

From 110 to 150 kph, the Wahab Riaz story

As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before

Wet weather dulls India's threat perception

The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to

The battle of the bullies

This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves

Dhoni masters numbers game to crack ODI code

Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager

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    The battle of the bullies (236)

    This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves

    India swept away by Australia's depth (172)

    India's Plan A in this World Cup had worked flawlessly over seven matches. When they came up against the toughest opponents in the World Cup, however, they were left scrambling for a back-up plan

    From 110 to 150 kph, the Wahab Riaz story (155)

    As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before

    Time slips by South Africa once again (147)

    It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.

    Wet weather dulls India's threat perception (140)

    The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to