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Nepal dare to dream again

Jul 10, 2015: About 70 days after the earthquake, the team is back together and looking to make it to its second World T20

Sharda Ugra

The transformation of Steven Smith

Jun 29, 2015: The batsman's former coach Trent Woodhill explains how he became the world's best without sacrificing his unorthodox technique

Gaurav Joshi

Papua New Guinea take flight

Jun 29, 2015: How the team went from a bunch of mentally and physically unfit cricket enthusiasts to winning their maiden first-class game in some style

Nagraj Gollapudi

Hong Kong tries to strike local chords

Jun 28, 2015: The challenge facing administrators is drawing the majority Chinese population to cricket, which remains largely expat-driven

Tim Wigmore

Eight new balls, Boycs' go-extra-slow, Gower's stand-in bat

Jun 23, 2015: Plus debutant brothers, a man who paid for the honour of captaining England, champagne to celebrate a first wicket, and more fun Ashes facts

Rob Smyth

One and Done

The underdog who remained unbeaten

Jun 17, 2015: John Rutherford played just the one Test before a stroke while playing put paid to his cricket career. It went downhill from there before he turned things around

Brydon Coverdale

T20 sparks a fire among New York's schools

Jun 13, 2015: The city's Public Schools Athletic League is the only high school cricket tournament in the USA. Now eight seasons old, its popularity hasn't stopped growing

Peter Della Penna

A bat with less of an edge, to give batsmen an edge

Jun 8, 2015: A group of Indian technology students have produced a bat that has the potential to change the caught-behind as we know it

Sidharth Monga

Brendan Taylor finds peace in the shires

Jun 8, 2015: There are cricketing careers, and then there is that of Zimbabwe's Brendan Taylor, who has seen more of the best and worst of cricket than men twice his age

Mike Jakeman

Way Back When

How New Zealand made me neglect my French exam

Jun 7, 2015: At Trent Bridge in 1973, a team of "pushovers" were set 479 and they went for it. Not the right time to be studying for an O-level

Steven Lynch

Leie's turn after the wait

Jun 4, 2015: The legspinner knew he would not get the South Africa call-up easily given the quality of his competition, but he kept working hard and has got to where he wants to be

Firdose Moonda

Book extract

'It's 1-1, you Aussie bastard'

Jun 1, 2015: Ten years ago, one of cricket's all-time great matches played itself out in Birmingham

Rob Smyth

The life and murder of Claude Tozer

Jun 1, 2015: The talented Sydney batsman and doctor made it through World War I before fatally falling for one of his patients - just when he was in line for a Test debut

Greg Growden

USA's cricket lovers come out to watch

May 28, 2015: One week in Indianapolis recently proved American cricket fans really do exist, and they want more of the game

Peter Della Penna

Keith and Marjorie

May 26, 2015: Tales of a dashing airman-cricketer in wartime, from a lady who knew him then

Alan Butcher

A decade of Mushfiqur

May 25, 2015: His selection at 18 was viewed as a gamble but he has repaid that faith with his consistency over ten years, a rarity for a Bangladesh player

Mohammad Isam

Way Back When

The forgotten England captain

May 11, 2015: Nigel Howard was a surprise choice to lead an under-strength England overseas in 1951-52. His Test career started and ended with that ordinary tour to India

Steven Lynch

One and Done

The legspinner who never bowled

Apr 27, 2015: Greg Loveridge broke a knuckle in his first Test for New Zealand and never played another five-dayer. He's now among the country's wealthiest people

Brydon Coverdale

Up for a grave challenge

Apr 23, 2015: English cricket's new chief Colin Graves plans to reinvent the game from the professional level down to the amateur leagues, making it the "centre of the community"

John Stern

Richie Benaud's storeroom Test matches

Apr 21, 2015: As a boy, the future Australia captain first picked up the game by hitting a tennis ball against a wall with a makeshift bat in an isolated country town

Steve Cannane
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There is nothing stimulating in watching a television broadcast in which the players and commentators allow themselves to be remote-controlled by the BCCI

4391 runs after 35, and 2354 outside top five

On Sunday, Tillakaratne Dilshan became the 11th batsman to score 10,000-plus ODI runs. Here are the key numbers from his ODI career

'I always wanted to bowl the last over of an ODI'

Former Australia fast bowler Damien Fleming on bowling in thrilling World Cup semi-finals, mastering the subcontinent, and taking on Tendulkar

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