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'Not just a Black Cap'

Mar 21, 2012: Grant Bradburn pushes his players to think beyond national ambitions. Unlike his own career, he wants theirs to be world-class

Firdose Moonda

'In professional sport you don't make excuses'

Mar 19, 2012: He had reasons to take a break and expect sympathy, but Australian batsman Peter Forrest chose to make an important career move and just get on with it

Daniel Brettig

Chasing the century

Mar 14, 2012: The idea that Sachin Tendulkar might be a fallible human like the rest of us doesn't sit well with many Indian fans. And so the wait for the milestone continues

Wright Thompson

'Some cricketers today don't know anyone'

Mar 13, 2012: Though he didn't enjoy touring, Warren Lees, the former New Zealand keeper and coach, doesn't get why players are so insular these days

Firdose Moonda

Mac the pragmatic

Mar 12, 2012: Nathan McCullum has a common-sense approach to cricket, which he picked over football, and he wants to make the best of the limited time available to an international sportsman

Firdose Moonda

Rahul Dravid's retirement

My husband, the perfectionist

Mar 12, 2012: While he was very particular about how he approached the game, he had the great ability to leave cricket on the field once the day was done

Vijeeta Dravid

Down Under? Point up

Mar 5, 2012: How come Australians prefer to catch the ball with their hands reverse-cupped? Steve Rixon and Ian Chappell weigh in

Sidharth Monga

The Rhinos go local

Mar 4, 2012: Jason Gillespie's stint as the their coach coincided with a period of off-field improvement for the Zimbabwean franchise. But now they need to dig lower

Firdose Moonda

The last of Trumper

Mar 1, 2012: It is a hundred years to the day that Victor Trumper played his last Test match. A look back at the genius batsman (and his phobia of clergymen)

Ashley Mallett

Cricket basks in the badlands

Feb 19, 2012: Anantapur's provincial location and violent politics make it an unexpected location for a beautiful international-quality ground

Sharda Ugra

When cricket was called a tort

Feb 19, 2012: A judgement on behalf of a local club ground 35 years ago stands village cricket in England in good stead today

Fabian Muir

When Dickens shouldered arms

Feb 19, 2012: How the first England team to tour Australia might not have, if it were not for a refusal by the great novelist

Ashley Mallett

Cricket's not all greek to the Greeks

Feb 10, 2012: In Corfu and Athens the sport is catching on, and the locals are getting their countrymen from all over the world to visit and play as well

Firdose Moonda

'You need to change the way the batsman plays'

Feb 9, 2012: Fielding up close to the bat isn't just about pulling off blinding catches and taking blows to the body

Interviews by Daniel Brettig and Nagraj Gollapudi

From Kashmir, with love

Feb 5, 2012: What do a team of middle-aged corporate execs have in common with a team of young men from Kashmir? Cricket, that's what

Mudar Patherya

Rajasthan's old-school marathon man

Feb 4, 2012: Vineet Saxena, who was instrumental in his side's second Ranji Trophy win in two years, is one of those archetypal journeymen who toils far from the limelight, keeping the faith alive

Nagraj Gollapudi

Have spear, will bowl

Feb 2, 2012: Kenya's famous Maasai warrior tribe is using the skills of warfare to help make a name for themselves in cricket

Firdose Moonda

Done with aggro and camaraderie

Jan 29, 2012: Against Zimbabwe in Napier, New Zealand weren't content with just winning, but doing it with relentlessness. Under John Wright, the team looks more cohesive

Andrew Alderson

The boys who believed

Jan 26, 2012: Though they were defending champions, Rajasthan couldn't have started the season any worse. Not that it mattered, since the end was perfect, once again

Nagraj Gollapudi

Hazare's Adelaide magic

Jan 22, 2012: Sixty-four years ago an Indian batsman made all of Australia applaud with two hundreds in a Test against Bradman's feted team

Ashley Mallett
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