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Jul 28, 2011: Test matches burn bright in the memory whether you watched them or not
Jul 26, 2011: In Test cricket, like in no other game, time is a protagonist. An instant can be an aeon, hours can go by in a heartbeat
Jul 24, 2011: The great spinners visualised their wickets and deceived the batsmen in the air. But why are today's bowling coaches almost always fast men?
Jul 14, 2011: They're evocative, they're old-timey, they're among cricket's few constants in an age of change
May 30, 2011: You don't support your side through a World Cup win and then forget all about it inside a week to cheer them as they turn out for different teams in a Twenty20 league
Apr 8, 2011: As the 2011 season gets underway, a county cricket watcher recalls his first year travelling the Sunday League grounds of 1980s Britain with a press pass-wielding father
Apr 2, 2011: Which team does a second-generation British Asian fan cheer for? It's not all that straightforward
Mar 24, 2011: Will the two sides meet in this World Cup? One can but live in hope
May 25, 2010: What are you if you switch the TV on at three in the morning knowing full well your team will probably get a pasting?
Mar 7, 2010: You can't miss them if you're going to an Ashes Test in England: the bald, scarred, toothless gents who're dying to get you into the ground
Feb 22, 2010: All too few men stand between us and the mind-numbing drivel that commentators and players spew these days
Feb 14, 2010: In the years following India's independence, many fans' link to the game was the radio, usually owned by the English-speaking, all-knowing man of the town
Dec 26, 2009: Living 40 minutes away from the MCG is something you can come to take for granted, a homesick Victorian realises
Dec 7, 2009: India v Pakistan in Kolkata, Laxman and Ganguly at the crease. Fly into town for the day?
Oct 16, 2009: There's nothing quite like watching cricket with grumpy old men for company
Sep 11, 2009: On two spinners who made the special art of deception their own, and gave the game a gripping narrative in the process
Aug 20, 2009: On meeting a childhood hero - and letting him down
Jul 28, 2009: Cricket has outdone other sports in commercialisation, at the cost of the viewing experience - but perhaps that's no more than we deserve
Jul 24, 2009: A hunk of wood for a bat, stones for balls, his father's awkward action to face: Michael Hussey's initiation to cricket wasn't exactly indicative of what was to come
Mar 10, 2009: In 2004 Pakistan unrolled the red carpet for India. A look at the team's arrival in Lahore
Modern Masters: Playing in a weak team, his single-minded focus is to be the best he can be
ESPNcricinfo XI: A look at the side's international highlights: from shocking Pakistan in 1999 to whitewashing New Zealand
Firdose Moonda: Ahead of the first-class season, we look at the players the selectors will be watching closely
Ian Chappell: Kids mimic the cricket heroes of the day, so the problem of throwing must be tackled below the first-class level
Ahmer Naqvi: A look at two bowlers and two batsmen who could be crucial to their campaign in Incheon
The thrills are rather low-octane, the skills are a bit lightweight, and the tournament overly India-centric
Twenty years on, Shivnarine Chanderpaul continues to be understated, underestimated. And that doesn't bother him. What's not to like?
Also, high scores and low averages, most ducks in international cricket, and the 12-year-old Test player
Of the 85 Tests that Bangladesh have played so far, they've lost 70 and won just four. Those stats are easily the worst among all teams when they'd played as many Tests
Former New Zealand seamer Gavin Larsen talks about wobbly seam-up bowling, the 1992 World Cup, and his role in the next tournament
Kids mimic the cricket heroes of the day, so the problem of throwing must be tackled before players reach the first-class level
Both teams face contrasting opponents in their next Test series. While West Indies will be tested against stronger teams, Bangladesh have it easier but without much to gain