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Kentucky fried cricket

Jul 18, 2011: Cricket Australia says its sponsorship deal with KFC is vital for the game's health, but in a country where childhood obesity is on the rise, many believe it's sending mixed signals

Daniel Brettig

Wearing the burden lightly

Jul 16, 2011: Carrying a weak and inexperienced team and struggling to deal with the pressure of expectations aren't easy, but Bangladesh's captain manages to do so and remain upbeat

Abu Choudhury

The forgotten men of 1991

Jul 15, 2011: Two players who were taken along to make up the numbers on South Africa's first tour after readmission look back, 20 years on

Firdose Moonda

Keeping the premiership window open

Jul 13, 2011: Victoria have made 14 of the last 18 state finals. Now they face the challenge of bouncing back after their first disappointing summer in years

Brydon Coverdale

Opening credits

Jul 12, 2011: The first session of a match is Test cricket at its most compelling: the hard new ball against the men who have to see off its threat - or, as is common these days, send it packing

Mike Selvey

The men who couldn't replace Boucher

Jul 11, 2011: During his 14-year reign as the South African keeper, Boucher has had at least six frontline challengers. Only two remain standing

Firdose Moonda

Timeline 2

Bradman's last to Tendulkar's 50th

Jul 10, 2011: A look at Test cricket's milestones from the second half of the last century and the first decade of this one

Nishi Narayanan

Timeline 1

From Lillywhite to the end of the War

Jul 9, 2011: A look at the milestones from the first 75-odd years of Test cricket

Siddhartha Talya

Is the IPL still a summer blockbuster?

Jul 7, 2011: Experts agree that the World Cup and the shuffling of IPL teams could be problems unique to 2011, but will viewership return to previous stratospheric levels in 2012?

Tariq Engineer

The art of making Taufels

Jul 3, 2011: Australian cricket may be under review for its problems, but its umpiring system still serves as a blueprint for the rest of the world

Adam Wakefield

Nine hundred from 1988

Jun 27, 2011: A look at every 100th Test down the years: No. 1100 to No. 1900 includes Inzamam's triple-century, Nasser's farewell, and a Cape Town Test played in May

Andrew McGlashan

Views from the Blues' big smoke

Jun 27, 2011: You never know your luck in the big city that is New South Wales cricket, Nathan Hauritz says, but then you never know when you might disappear, either

Daniel Brettig

The first thousand

Jun 25, 2011: A look at every 100th Test down the years: No. 1 to No. 1000 includes a match featuring the Invincibles, Holding to Boycott, and the Centenary Test

Andrew McGlashan

BBL or the bush

Jun 24, 2011: If traditionalists are alarmed at Cricket Australia's new thrust on Twenty20, they'll need to get used to it. Swayed by public research findings, the board has decided to go all out to pursue new audiences

Daniel Brettig

A rebel without a redemption song

Jun 21, 2011: A tragi-comic meeting with Richard "Danny Germs" Austin who returned to Jamaica after the 1983 rebel tour of South Africa and lost himself to drugs

Sriram Veera

Going back to the grades

Jun 9, 2011: South Australia have been Sheffield Shield whipping boys for too long. Their new coach, Darren Berry, is confident he can change that by instilling an attacking mindset in his players

Brydon Coverdale

A different sort of challenge

Jun 6, 2011: Gary Kirsten enjoyed so much success with India that the expectations from South Africa are tremendous. The new job calls for a change of approach, though

Firdose Moonda

The spinner who thrives on pressure

Jun 5, 2011: R Ashwin, India's offspinner, is making a name for himself by taking on responsibility when the stakes are high

Sriram Veera

Robin Peterson

'If they say I can't do something, I'll try to prove them wrong'

Jun 3, 2011: Robin Peterson has had few regular stints with the South African side despite being on the circuit for eight years now. But he hopes changing attitudes towards spin bowling will make a difference

Firdose Moonda

Taking Africa to the next level

May 28, 2011: Increasing commercial interest and dedicated officials have helped cricket's growth in countries like Sierra Leone and Nigeria

Firdose Moonda
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'You have to be mad to be a fast bowler'

The Cricket Monthly: Who would know better than the maddest, baddest, fastest one of them all, Shoaib Akhtar
TCM April issue

    The legspinner who never bowled

Greg Loveridge broke a knuckle in his first Test for New Zealand and didn't play another. He's now among the country's wealthiest people. By Brydon Coverdale

    Bouncier pitches will boost West Indies

Tony Cozier: New Zealand became a better Test side thanks to livelier surfaces at home. West Indies can follow their lead

    The agony of trying to watch an IPL game

Diary: With mayhem in the stands, and the PA blaring music non-stop, the only relief Sidharth Monga finds is in the historic walled city of Ahmedabad

Comebacks from hopeless second-innings situations

Anantha Narayanan: A look at the best of the come-from-behind wins in Tests, and a letter to Don Bradman

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'I've never seen myself as anybody famous'

Dale Steyn on relationships, his beard, how growing up in the bush shaped him, and what attracted him to fast bowling

Where has Pakistan's aggression gone?

Attacking play - particularly bowling - has been the team's hallmark down the decades, but not anymore it would seem

Azhar Ali needs time to move out of Misbah's shadow

Azhar Ali's early steps in captaincy will be analysed extensively but he needs time to step out of the large shadows of Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Afridi

The IPL 2015's support staff XI

We thought it would be a fun exercise to pick a dream XI from the support staff on duty with the IPL franchises this season. The only rule: everyone on the team should have played international cricket. Here goes ...

Jesse Ryder's suburban fairy tale

For New Zealand's wild child, there is probably no better place than county cricket right now

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