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Former India batsman; now a cricket commentator and presenter on TV
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Enough with the bowling variations

Jun 20, 2014: In T20 cricket, using slower balls and other variations has become an invitation to get hit into the stands

Sanjay Manjrekar

Can we do something about monster bats?

Apr 25, 2014: Modern bats are getting chunkier by the day, while not getting much more heavy. This gives batsmen an unfair advantage

Sanjay Manjrekar

The difference the threat of injury makes

Jan 11, 2014: Mitchell Johnson has brought the forgotten art of bowling to intimidate back into focus

Sanjay Manjrekar

Go forward, not back

Dec 18, 2013: Why an initial back-foot trigger movement may not be a great idea

Sanjay Manjrekar

How about Sehwag in the middle order?

Sep 13, 2013: He has always talked about how he would like to bat lower down. Perhaps he should be granted that wish now

Sanjay Manjrekar

Day-night Tests? Bring them on

Aug 21, 2013: We need to stop being as precious as we are about the game's traditions if Test cricket is to sustain itself

Sanjay Manjrekar

The ball's swinging again

Jul 22, 2013: Seam bowlers have once again begun to pitch it up to the batsman and rely on swing. How will batsmen respond to the challenge?

Sanjay Manjrekar

More power to youth

Jun 26, 2013: India won the Champions Trophy in unfamiliar conditions and without many of their experienced players. What they had were free-spirited cricket and good fielding

Sanjay Manjrekar

Look to women's cricket for the game's lost pleasures

Feb 16, 2013: If you're a fan of spin and swing, you could do worse than become a fan of women's cricket

Sanjay Manjrekar

Swing to win, India

Jan 19, 2013: Bowlers who can make the ball talk are what India should be looking to unearth

Sanjay Manjrekar

How Ashwin can turn his class to world-class

Nov 10, 2012: He has a terrific temperament for spin bowling and doesn't alter his plans just because he gets hit for a six. All he needs to do now is work on his fitness

Sanjay Manjrekar

Over to Patil

Oct 2, 2012: India's new selectors have to turn their backs on popular expectation and make bold picks

Sanjay Manjrekar

Tendulkar not finished yet

Sep 5, 2012: He may have a problem with the full-length delivery but he's still valuable to India's Test side

Sanjay Manjrekar

Blood them young, but be careful

Sep 3, 2012: India Under-19s may have won the World Cup, but if the selectors wish to pick some of them for the national team, they must make sure MS Dhoni backs their picks

Sanjay Manjrekar

Anyone thinking of South Africa 2013?

Aug 16, 2012: The squad for the New Zealand series is just that, with hardly an eye on what will happen when India tour next

Sanjay Manjrekar

Is it time to bury the ODI?

Jun 21, 2012: As far as the limited-overs formats go, the 50-overs game has showed it has probably outlived its usefulness

Sanjay Manjrekar

Don't blame the IPL for everything that's wrong

Jun 2, 2012: Sleaze in cricket? There was plenty of it before the IPL came along

Sanjay Manjrekar

The fans have voted with their wallets on the IPL

Apr 30, 2012: The tournament now has a following independent of the Indian team's performance

Sanjay Manjrekar

The quest for three bowlers

Mar 15, 2012: Forget replacing Dravid; if India can find three world-class Test bowlers instead, they'll do very well for themselves

Sanjay Manjrekar

India must make fitness non-negotiable

Feb 22, 2012: For too long they have placed a premium on skills alone, but a lack of fitness can undermine the best skills

Sanjay Manjrekar
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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

Time slips by South Africa once again

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.

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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 (183)

    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 (156)

    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