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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

Dreaming with his eyes open

Dec 12, 2010: South Africa's opponents beware: AB de Villiers could become your worst nightmare

Jon Cardinelli

TE Srinivasan

Unexpected beauty

Dec 10, 2010: He was among the finest Indian batsmen, and had a colourful personality that lent itself to several apocryphal tales. It's a pity how he was ignored back then and even now in death

Suresh Menon

A new country for Imran Tahir

Nov 28, 2010: He came to South Africa for the love of a woman, stayed to play cricket, and now awaits his chance to play for his new homeland

Firdose Moonda

The guardians of the Gabba

Nov 21, 2010: The Mitchells have kept the Brisbane pitch in the family for over 30 years

Peter English

The Lions are learning to roar again

Nov 18, 2010: With a three-year plan in place, a stable board, and renewed belief, the Lions have rebuilt from a shaky foundation to become one of the strongest sides on the South African domestic scene

Firdose Moonda

What makes sportsmen go corrupt?

Nov 14, 2010: Cricketers and other sports heroes build their careers on reputations. Why do many of them risk throwing it all away?

Sharda Ugra

Denmark eye the step up

Nov 6, 2010: Cricket in Denmark was at its strongest in the 1960s, but the national side, comprising journeymen, students and one pro, is hoping to spark a revival

Robert Forsaith

The day Pujara seized his chance

Oct 21, 2010: In the last innings of the Bangalore Test, a 22-year-old walked out instead of Rahul Dravid - and made sure he gave those watching plenty to talk about

Nagraj Gollapudi

A WAG's life

Sep 28, 2010: Being the partner of a player can be as lonely as it rewarding. Five cricketing better halves reveal all

Tanya Aldred
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The bat wars

The Cricket Monthly: From refugee camps to multimillion-dollar businesses: the story of India's bat-making industry
TCM November issue

    A letter from Deano

Russel Arnold on how he got a note from his favourite cricketer (via Alan Davidson) on his birthday

Pink-ball cricket is a mere bulge in Test cricket's fabric

Jon Hotten: Going by the game's history, it won't be long before day-night Tests simply become Tests

    England finally figure out one-day cricket

Numbers Don't Lie: They have had a dramatic revival in the 50-over game

The kinaesthetic beauty of timing

Sankaran Krishna: When batsmen transfer their body weight and movement precisely into the point of contact between bat and ball, the results can be glorious

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'Ridiculous waste of time and wrong decision'

In five minutes, Nathan Lyon was twice ruled not-out, controversially. The Twitter world did not hold back

The difference between Nagpur and Nottingham

One home advantage is not better or worse than the other, but this pitch had variable turn, bounce and pace to go with the fact that pitches that turn from ball one get worse with time

A six-ton Test, and Imran's prolific 30s

Plus: most runs in a Test by a New Zealander, and c&b by the same bowler twice in a Test

South Africa fall to record lows

Stats highlights from the second day's play in Nagpur, where South Africa collapsed to their lowest total since their return to Test cricket

SA look for new fairytale as dream run ends

South Africa's unbeaten run on the road may be over, but rather than mull over their loss, the team must draw heart from their past battles and start afresh to script another era of domination

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