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'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

The kids from Kenridge

Jun 18, 2014: Stiaan van Zyl and Dane Piedt were once young boys who dreamed of competing in the big leagues. Now they're on the verge of playing Test cricket

Firdose Moonda

The next gen series

Jun 11, 2014: A look at some of the most exciting teenage cricketers in the UK and Ireland

The forgotten Australian allrounder

Jun 10, 2014: On his day, Gary Gilmour could change the game with bat or ball, but a debilitating foot injury, the Packer era and an offhand attitude to fitness meant he played his last Test at 25

Christian Ryan

Robin Uthappa

'Winning games for India is what I want to do'

Jun 10, 2014: Nearly six years after his last ODI, Robin Uthappa returns to the Indian side, refreshed, more assured, and eager to contribute to the team's success

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

The joy of Collingwood's slow burn

May 26, 2014: A swashbuckling batsman or a ferociously quick bowler can win people over in an instant. Other players inveigle their way into your affections over time

Alex Bowden

A terribly awkward romance

May 14, 2014: In the last 50 years, four specialist English legspinners have played just 24 Tests. What's behind England's complicated relationship with legspin bowling?

Richard H Thomas

Auld, dreich, and thran

May 8, 2014: As England prepare to take on Scotland in an ODI in Aberdeen, a look at the rich history of cricket in and around Mannofield

Liam Herringshaw

English spin hits the rough

May 2, 2014: Last summer, England's strategy was to spin out Australia. Now, with Graeme Swann's retirement, it is proving a challenge to even identify one Test candidate for the role

Alan Gardner

The man who took on Srini

Apr 29, 2014: Aditya Verma used to stand outside the BCCI's offices, trying to get his case heard. These days he and his powerful friends are rather more of a nuisance for the board

Sidharth Monga

'I'll head in all guns blazing'

Apr 9, 2014: A mere three years after Tymal Mills was a stand-in for his mate's midweek village side, the left-armer from Essex is knocking on the doors of the national selectors

Alex Winter

The cricket ground that was a killing field

Apr 4, 2014: It has been 20 years since genocide ripped Rwanda apart. Now cricket is playing a small role in helping people move forward

Alan Gardner
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A strange, brutal magic

Jon Hotten: As Ishant Sharma showed at Lord's, short-pitched bowling can open old wounds and create sudden uncertainty

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Ridiculed Ishant ridicules England

Ishant Sharma has often been the butt of jokes, and sometimes deservedly so. Today, however, the joke was on England

England seem to have forgotten about personality

They have to see a glass that is half-full, and play the game as if it is just that, a game; and an opportunity

Bigger concerns for England than Lord's pitch

While the pitch took most of the blame at Trent Bridge, at Lord's England will need to get more controlling overs from their spinners. The reality is there is no quick fix

Another battle, another defeat on Planet Al

Alastair Cook has got used to feeling of the axe hanging over him. Only his team-mates can save England now

'Even the bluddy Nawab!'

Pataudi Jr caught a young English fan's fancy for his princely ways and his heroic batting

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