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India v Australia, World Cup 2011, Ahmedabad

Haddin aims for solid foundations

Mar 23, 2011: Brad Haddin is Australia's leading run scorer in the World Cup, and is confident that he is doing his job

Brydon Coverdale in Ahmedabad

Journeymen no more

Mar 21, 2011: Ireland's mostly homegrown World Cup squad is also their first full-pro side in 150 years. They have plenty of backing for their progress - except from the people who really matter

Gerard Siggins

Two men, a camera, a spark

Mar 17, 2011: A couple of Dutch film-makers came to India recently with their country's team, hoping to whip up interest in the sport back home

Nagraj Gollapudi

The day Bangladesh made Greenidge cry for joy

Mar 13, 2011: Bangladesh and Netherlands may have played each other only once in an international match, but they were involved in two World Cup qualification games that defined the future of Bangladesh cricket

Sidharth Monga in Chittagong

Look out, it's Bukhari v Chawla

Mar 9, 2011: It isn't exactly international cricket's new big rivalry but the Netherlands allrounder and Indian spinner have history, kinda

Firdose Moonda

The Homies and POPz bring it

Mar 5, 2011: While the rest of the cricket world waits to see if the game will catch on in the United States, one club out of inner-city Los Angeles comes to Australia and reminds us why we love our funny old sport so much

Adam Wakefield

The battle of Centurion

Mar 1, 2011: The fourth India-Pakistan match in World Cups was anticipated like no other. And when it finally arrived, it was a cracker. An insider relives it all, eight years later to the day

Amrit Mathur

The vet and the kid

Feb 28, 2011: The oldest and youngest players in this World Cup come from the same team: the man who made the tournament's fastest hundred eight years ago and a seven-year-old who watched him do so

Nagraj Gollapudi

Time-travel with Tillakaratne

Feb 27, 2011: Sri Lanka has just produced its first-ever cricket movie. Our correspondent donned the greasepaint and flannels

Richard Browne

The story of Hambantota

Feb 23, 2011: How politics influences cricket in the subcontinent, and particularly in Sri Lanka

Osman Samiuddin

Kenya's young beacon

Feb 20, 2011: Seren Waters is a poster boy for all Associate nations struggling to hold their place in international cricket against the ICC's indifference. May he light up this World Cup

Vithushan Ehantharajah

Back in the hood, nothing's the same

Feb 18, 2011: Fifteen years after the last World Cup in Asia, the tournament returns to the region, but where previously a shared culture provided some of the bonds, now money talks

Sharda Ugra

Smarter, clearer, swifter

Feb 13, 2011: Virat Kohli today is a batsman India can depend on, unlike three years ago, when the Under-19 World Cup win and an IPL contract botched his priorities

Nagraj Gollapudi

Watto pays it back

Feb 12, 2011: He was hailed as the next big thing, and persisted with through thick and thin, and now the faith invested has begun to reap results big time. Watch for Watson to be crucial at the World Cup

Brydon Coverdale

The Legend of Pradeep Mathew

Feb 9, 2011: An extract from Chinaman, a new novel featuring a sportswriter and his obsession with a once-in-a-lifetime bowler

Shehan Karunatilaka

It's always sunny if you're van Wyk

Feb 2, 2011: The bleach blond wicketkeeper is relishing the national call-up, but he knows life will go on irrespective of whatever happens at the World Cup

Firdose Moonda

The making of a marauder

Jan 29, 2011: Yusuf Pathan has turned himself from a bludgeoner into a world-class game-breaker, one who can make the opposition wish they had taken up a different sport

Tariq Engineer

Big Mac in three clicks

Jan 11, 2011: A trio of quintessential images sums up Brian McMillan: his hands, a broken middle stump and the farcical end to South Africa's 1992 World Cup campaign

Sidharth Monga

Sachin Tendulkar's 50th Test century

My Favourite Sachin Hundred

Dec 19, 2010: With the Little Master reaching an unprecedented 50 centuries, we asked his team-mates to pick the best of the lot

Interviews by Nagraj Gollapudi

India tour of South Africa 2010-11

The Gamechangers

Dec 15, 2010: A marquee series needs a marquee contest, a main event, the headliner. This Test series between the two top teams features two of the most joyful cricketers in the world

Sidharth Monga in Centurion
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    New Zealand have more self-belief now

Ricky Ponting: They've drawn from their captain's aggressive style, and their crowds will get in Australia's face. Clarke and Co. have their work cut out

    'Where are the allrounders South Africa should be producing?'

Former allrounder Brian McMillan looks back at his career and talks about the country's current World Cup squad

    Shami's ODI success, and England's No. 3 problem

Numbers Game: Mohammed Shami has been in excellent ODI form over the last year, but the same can't be said for England's No. 3 batsmen

Playing in the park

The pros make a match of it at the SCG, but all-round entertainment is available elsewhere in Sydney

Throw open the gates to the Associates

Samir Chopra: Keeping them in the World Cup will inspire their countrymen to dream bigger and also prevent the game from being monopolised by a small club

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Letter to de Villiers

South Africa's captain needs to single out his players for attention and get them firing individually and as a team

When the MCG was a sea of blue

This was Eden Gardens and another half of an Eden Gardens on top of it. This was Wankhede Stadium with another Wankhede Stadium on top of it

India get their groove back

The long winless Australian summer might just have given those watching the wrong impression

Highest WC score, fastest double-ton, record sixes

Stats highlights from Chris Gayle's record-breaking 215 against Zimbabwe in the Group B match in Canberra

'As soon as you set your fields, the batsman knows your plans'

Former Pakistan offspinner Saqlain Mushtaq on the 1999 World Cup, fighting with Mohammad Yousuf, and hiding his wife in a closet

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