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The myth of the elegant left-hander

Mar 9, 2009: Why does the world insist that left-hand batsmen are naturally elegant and graceful?

Suresh Menon

The heart of the game

Feb 25, 2009: To experience cricket in Barbados is to feel the game at its purest, most joyous

Sambit Bal

Losing my religion

Nov 7, 2008: The change of guard in Indian cricket has pulled the rug out from under the feet of a generation of cricket watchers

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

Ode to a magazine

Sep 22, 2008: Thirty-six years after it first began publication, Pakistan's best loved cricket publication closed its doors this April

Osman Samiuddin

A good year for the ladies

Sep 16, 2008: Our correspondent tells of how the women in his family have taken to cricket with a vengeance, consigning him to non-playing status in the process

Kamran Abbasi

The Don and I

Aug 25, 2008: Bradman was supposed to be cold and aloof, but that's not how he came across to a pilgrim from India 15 years ago

Suresh Menon

High scores

Aug 11, 2008: Why few experiences in cricket can hold a candle to that of watching a game from the ramparts of the Galle Fort

Sambit Bal

Good old-fashioned

Apr 11, 2008: England's recent series in New Zealand was a refreshing throwback to a more peaceful era, before money got its grubby thumbs all over the game

Andrew Miller

Half the battle

Mar 18, 2008: Cricket is perhaps unique among team sports in that individual face-offs within the larger contests matter almost as much as the main event. Tendulkar v Lee, anyone?

Soumya Bhattacharya

Raised on radio

Feb 28, 2008: In the West Indies, the relationship you formed with cricket was filtered through one omnipresent medium

Vaneisa Baksh

Pommie among the enemy

Feb 4, 2008: An Englishwoman signs up to play for the same club side as Karen Rolton and Emma Sampson and lives to tell the tale

Jenny Thompson

Wake up, tune in

Jan 23, 2008: On the joys of watching cricket in Australia - both at the ground and at the crack of dawn on TV in India

Soumya Bhattacharya

One hand writing, one clapping

Nov 18, 2007: Am I a writer with a fan inside me or am I a fan who writes? A cricket writer's perennial dilemma

Osman Samiuddin

Watching, hoping, praying

Apr 1, 2007: When a nation came together to view a miracle

Mukul Kesavan

Men of the people

Mar 1, 2007: In the West Indies, cricketers are not superstars - they're the boys next door

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

Sorcerer and apprentice

Jan 1, 2007: Warne v Pietersen, a cricket rivalry for the ages

Gideon Haigh

No chat, no Ashes

Nov 21, 2006: Taunts and insults are as much a part of cricket as bats and balls, and never more so than during the Ashes

Simon Briggs

Magic and chaos

Nov 1, 2006: A familiar madness has visited Pakistan cricket again. But all is not lost

Kamran Abbasi

An over with Warnie

Aug 1, 2006: Facing an over from Shane Warne and living to tell the tale

Jenny Thompson

Two beginnings

Jun 1, 2006: Two memorable debuts from the 1996 Lord's Test

Harsha Bhogle
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