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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

At the Olympics, with plastic bats

Aug 20, 2011: So you think cricket featured in the Olympics just the once? In a certain Shropshire town's version of the event it's been the star of the show for 125 years now

Liam Herringshaw

Cricket's secular feast day

Aug 9, 2011: Boxing Day at the MCG is one of cricket's grand traditions. For some it's about being at the cricket, for some the Long Room, for some drinking themselves silly, for others a time with family

Greg Baum

Keep the battles on the field

Aug 6, 2011: There's been a lot of stroppiness in the England-India series. Both parties have been guilty of overdoing it

Sahil Dutta

Zimbabwe's wilderness years not all arid

Aug 4, 2011: There's no doubt cricket in the country has moved forward, and the sponsors are coming in as well. But that will only continue as long as they keep winning

Firdose Moonda

Which are the greatest dynasties of them all?

Aug 2, 2011: Is it possible to compare the Invincibles of 1948 to the West Indian teams of the '80s and '90s? After all they were simply products of their time

Gideon Haigh
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Root's 130-ball lull, and Parthiv's place in the record books

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What makes a good ghost?

Jon Hotten reveals the behind-the-scenes work that goes into producing a cricket autobiography
The Cricket Monthly December issue

The joys of (not) watching cricket

Liam Cromar: Few other games lend themselves to taking your eyes off the action as much as ours does

The hinterland of 40

Jon Hotten: At Lord's we saw three in-between scores of the sort that are as likely to annoy the selectors as excite them

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India stay alive in the dying moments

The hosts' little victories in the last half-hour have proven to be a big deal in the Test series against England

The Mumbai hand behind Hameed's rise

Vidyadhar Paradkar knew Haseeb Hameed would go far when he first met him. He has, and it's due in no small part to Paradkar

Batman Kohli has all the gadgets

India have had a good two years in Test cricket. A lot of that comes down to having a squad that offers options, and a captain who knows how to maximise his players' threat

An all-time Barbados XI

Barbados is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its independence. Is this selection of Bajan players from over the years better than most Test teams?

Jennings ready to step up for adopted country

Keaton Jennings is set to follow a well-trodden path this week when he becomes the latest South Africa-born cricketer to play for England

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