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Lillee forever, Steyn today

Nov 12, 2011: Eight former fast bowlers pick their all-time and current favourite quicks

Interviews by Nagraj Gollapudi

Leading from behind

Nov 10, 2011: History suggests it is impossible to do both, mind sore hands and fields for a long period. Rashid Latif and Adam Gilchrist, two adept multi-taskers in their time, weigh in

Sidharth Monga

Billy says get 'em driving

Nov 8, 2011: Australia's new bowling coach, Craig McDermott, has been drumming it into his students that they need to get the ball up there and swinging. The results are now starting to show

Daniel Brettig

When Lawry's Australians paid it forward

Nov 8, 2011: Forty years ago, Australia's cricketers undertook back-to-back Test tours, just like now. If it wasn't for the shabby treatment they received back then, their modern counterparts might not have had it as good as they do

Brydon Coverdale

Tahir bides his time

Nov 7, 2011: After 14 nomadic years with countless teams, South Africa's exciting new leggie finds himself on the cusp of his Test debut

Firdose Moonda

The coach who played no first-class cricket

Oct 30, 2011: Somerset's Andy Hurry is a notable exception in the modern game: an amateur at the helm of a top county side

Siddarth Ravindran

'If you play all forms of cricket, you may end up being mediocre'

Oct 27, 2011: Is fast bowling a dying art? Five former quicks answer questions on problems plaguing today's fast bowlers

Interviews by Nagraj Gollapudi

The captain who paved the way with signs

Oct 17, 2011: The ECB's disability award this year went to Umesh Valjee, the leader of the England deaf team. He talks about what it is like to play among the "hearing" with a handicap

Sharda Ugra

Amla steps it up a notch

Oct 13, 2011: Known for his remarkable composure, the calm centre of South Africa's middle order insists there are other, more colourful, facets to his personality, and game

Firdose Moonda

No teeth, no problem

Oct 2, 2011: A month after a horrific accident where a ball smashed into his face, Keegan Meth is back playing first-class cricket

Firdose Moonda

Resurrecting the ghost of cricket's past

Oct 2, 2011: Today we don't have to rely on hazy memories or other people's descriptions of the game's history. We can just log on to YouTube

Sam Blackledge

'My focus was on how I was going to score off every ball'

Sep 29, 2011: Mahela Jayawardene's recent fourth-innings hundred in Galle was one for the ages, produced over nearly four hours in conditions favouring the bowling side. He looks back at what went into the knock

As told to Daniel Brettig

'T&T could go its own way'

Sep 27, 2011: The side's inspirational captain looks at the possibility of a potential breakaway from the West Indies

Interview by Abhishek Purohit

The fires Srinivasan must fight

Sep 26, 2011: He takes over as the BCCI president at a time when the board is fighting legal and political battles, and the team is slipping through the rankings

Tariq Engineer

New Zealand news

Who is Kim Littlejohn?

Sep 22, 2011: New Zealand hope a man who brought professionalism to lawn bowls in Australia can do the same to the selection process in cricket

Brydon Coverdale

'Being out of the game made us even more hungry'

Sep 22, 2011: Hamilton Masakadza wants to turn his talent into a meaningful career now that Zimbabwe are back. But if that doesn't work out, he has his education to fall back on

Firdose Moonda

Eyeing the orange future

Sep 18, 2011: Cricket has survived for hundreds of years in the Netherlands - if not exactly thrived. The current board is hoping to change that, with some help from across the channel

Liam Brickhill

County cricket 2011

The eternal squatter

Aug 29, 2011: After more than 20 years on the county circuit, Paul Nixon is leaving the game on a high

Nagraj Gollapudi

Lyon learns from his mentor's mistakes

Aug 27, 2011: Mark Higgs made it to the fringes of the Australian team a decade ago, before fading away. Now he's understanding more about what went wrong as he guides Nathan Lyon to the big league

Daniel Brettig

'The BCCI thought India would just turn up and do well'

Aug 25, 2011: Ian Chappell, Kiran More, Aakash Chopra and Venkatesh Prasad look at five areas of concern India need to address

Interviews by Nagraj Gollapudi
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    A keen eye, a beating heart

Review: The Meaning of Cricket is a collection of Jon Hotten's writing that is lively with insight and anecdote. By Gideon Haigh

Gone too soon

Take our quiz on players whose careers were cut short
The Cricket Monthly July issue

    'As a leader, you need to understand the characters in the team'

Talking Cricket: Mahela Jayawardene talks about captaincy, and Arjuna Ranatunga's influence on Sri Lankan cricket

    'I play every match like it's my last'

Yasir Shah relives his success at Lord's and talks about what it's like to be acclaimed as the world's best spinner

A second revolution in Pakistan cricket

Kamran Abbasi: All four of Pakistan's victories at Lord's have been special. The latest one was extra sweet because it came after a 20-year wait

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Pakistan, press-ups and national redemption

The themes of redemption and rehabilitation had been a constant companion for Pakistan in the build-up to what proved to be an epic first Test, but it was only in that moment of victory that the true significance of their 75-run win could be understood

Keep calm. Misbah is here

Pakistan's thrilling triumph at Lord's was underscored by their captain's serenity

West Indies need to paper over bowling cracks

The hosts' pace attack, with a combined experience of 31 Tests and 56 wickets, is a candidate for being their weakest ever, yet India cannot simply show up and expect to win

An accident waiting to happen

England played a full part in a compelling Test, but if they are to continue to evolve as a Test side the top order has to shape matches

Masters of making the ball talk

The one constant in Pakistan cricket is the inherent quality and variety of the bowling. The use of the ball, its leather and its seam, is a culture, forensically explored and widely envied

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