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Trading places

Sep 20, 2014: In a world where £50m can be staked on a single IPL game, whole armies of professional cricket traders work the betting markets for profit. But who are these people?

Vithushan Ehantharajah

Illy the groundsman

Sep 5, 2014: Former England captain Ray Illingworth tended the square at Farsley Cricket Club till his health gave way. He still helps out there most days

Sidharth Monga

Why baseball trumps cricket at the movies

Aug 27, 2014: Baseball movies are more ambitious and unabashedly American - always a draw at the box office

Rob Steen

Bowlers and pitchers: divided by a common cause

Aug 27, 2014: Baseball and cricket - throwing and bowling. We sort out the differences

Rob Steen

The sisterhood of the England captains

Aug 24, 2014: Charlotte Edwards and Clare Connor talk about captaining England, rooming together, and how they used a 15-year-old to plot the downfall of Australia

Interview by Izzy Westbury

The two faces of James Anderson

Aug 19, 2014: Why does the man who is possibly England's greatest fast bowler occasionally turn into Mr Hyde on the field?

Sidharth Monga

India's Wormsley fairy tale

Aug 18, 2014: Eight of the India's victorious women's team in Wormsley had never experienced Test cricket before. For the senior players, it was the end of an eight-year drought

Nagraj Gollapudi

A shy Stephen Fry, an irate Elton John

Aug 16, 2014: Actors, pop stars, business tycoons and politicians have been attracted to cricket over the years

Ashley Mallett

Fazal swings it Pakistan's way

Aug 13, 2014: Sixty years ago, Fazal Mahmood inspired Pakistan to an incredible triumph against England

Osman Samiuddin

Sunny's little gem

Aug 5, 2014: Remembering Gavaskar's battling 57 at Old Trafford in 1971, an innings the man himself rates as his most satisfying

Nagraj Gollapudi

Increased squad depth crucial for Associates' success

Jul 27, 2014: Afghanistan have shown they can win even without their stars. Now Netherlands, Ireland and Nepal need to emulate them

Peter Della Penna

'I wouldn't mind dying on the cricket field'

Jul 17, 2014: Putting behind a chequered past - which included ghastly blows to the head, and arrest for arson - Zimbabwe's 35-year-old Mark Vermeulen hopes to play Test cricket again

Firdose Moonda

Way Back When

'Even the bluddy Nawab!'

Jul 17, 2014: Pataudi Jr caught a young English fan's fancy for his princely ways and his heroic batting

Steven Lynch

The diggers' doctor

Jul 11, 2014: One of few non-cricketers to share a bond with Sir Don Bradman was a South Australian doctor, Donald Beard

Ashley Mallett

In Larwood country

Jul 10, 2014: Our correspondent makes his way from Trent Bridge to Nuncargate to find out more about one of England's most fearsome fast bowlers

Sidharth Monga

Pitching it up

Jul 10, 2014: How a medical charity convinced the MCC and the Swedes to help spread the message of cricket among kids in Afghanistan

A tale of two SSC Tests

Jul 9, 2014: In 1993 and 2006, South Africa's bowlers had vastly different results in Colombo. Brett Schultz and Makhaya Ntini look back

Firdose Moonda

Cafeteros' cricket challenge

Jul 5, 2014: Cricket has been played in Colombia for over a hundred years, and things seem to be on the upswing for the sport here

Tom Jeffreys

The club that produced 25 New Zealand internationals

Jun 24, 2014: Not just that - Albion CC in Dunedin is probably the oldest cricket club in Australasia

Will Macpherson

Parky and the stars

Jun 23, 2014: For the king of television hosts, Michael Parkinson, Don Bradman proved about as elusive as the Scarlet Pimpernel

Ashley Mallett
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Twenty years on, Shivnarine Chanderpaul continues to be understated, underestimated. And that doesn't bother him. What's not to like?

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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

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