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The kids from Kenridge

Jun 18, 2014: Stiaan van Zyl and Dane Piedt were once young boys who dreamed of competing in the big leagues. Now they're on the verge of playing Test cricket

Firdose Moonda

The next gen series

Jun 11, 2014: A look at some of the most exciting teenage cricketers in the UK and Ireland

The forgotten Australian allrounder

Jun 10, 2014: On his day, Gary Gilmour could change the game with bat or ball, but a debilitating foot injury, the Packer era and an offhand attitude to fitness meant he played his last Test at 25

Christian Ryan

Robin Uthappa

'Winning games for India is what I want to do'

Jun 10, 2014: Nearly six years after his last ODI, Robin Uthappa returns to the Indian side, refreshed, more assured, and eager to contribute to the team's success

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

The joy of Collingwood's slow burn

May 26, 2014: A swashbuckling batsman or a ferociously quick bowler can win people over in an instant. Other players inveigle their way into your affections over time

Alex Bowden

A terribly awkward romance

May 14, 2014: In the last 50 years, four specialist English legspinners have played just 24 Tests. What's behind England's complicated relationship with legspin bowling?

Richard H Thomas

Auld, dreich, and thran

May 8, 2014: As England prepare to take on Scotland in an ODI in Aberdeen, a look at the rich history of cricket in and around Mannofield

Liam Herringshaw

English spin hits the rough

May 2, 2014: Last summer, England's strategy was to spin out Australia. Now, with Graeme Swann's retirement, it is proving a challenge to even identify one Test candidate for the role

Alan Gardner

The man who took on Srini

Apr 29, 2014: Aditya Verma used to stand outside the BCCI's offices, trying to get his case heard. These days he and his powerful friends are rather more of a nuisance for the board

Sidharth Monga

'I'll head in all guns blazing'

Apr 9, 2014: A mere three years after Tymal Mills was a stand-in for his mate's midweek village side, the left-armer from Essex is knocking on the doors of the national selectors

Alex Winter

The cricket ground that was a killing field

Apr 4, 2014: It has been 20 years since genocide ripped Rwanda apart. Now cricket is playing a small role in helping people move forward

Alan Gardner

Cricket's lot in the inner city

Apr 3, 2014: The England board's recently announced plans to revive old cricket grounds in urban areas was greeted with suspicion. Is the cynicism justified?

Jon Culley

Vinay Kumar

'I handle pressure better now'

Mar 25, 2014: Vinay Kumar talks about Karnataka's historic treble, how his bowling has improved, and his thoughts on making a comeback to the India side

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

George who?

Mar 14, 2014: He has been an Australian captain for more than two years but the ever-smiling George Bailey is yet to be fully embraced

Jarrod Kimber

Life savers

Mar 12, 2014: Ten cricket people who were heroes off the field: resuscitating spectators, donating blood, and stopping bullets

Alex Odell and Ross Armstrong

'He had a feel for the energy of the team'

Mar 7, 2014: Self-belief, presence and a feel for his players - Gary Kirsten on why Graeme Smith was a natural-born leader

As told to Nagraj Gollapudi

Working with Smithy

Mar 6, 2014: A one-time South Africa coach talks about his partnership with one of the toughest, most driven captains the country has had

Mickey Arthur

'He scored runs even when he wasn't playing well'

Mar 5, 2014: Jimmy Cook, who coached a young Graeme Smith, talks about the extreme focus, technique, and ability to chatter about the game non-stop that marked his protege

Sidharth Monga

From the backwaters to the big leagues

Feb 14, 2014: Many Indian players from small towns with little to no cricket facilities have made it big recently. One of them is India's Under-19 captain, Vijay Zol

Kanishkaa Balachandran

The literal art of cricket

Feb 3, 2014: Clarrie Grimmett, Arthur Mailey and Jack Russell were as evocative on canvas as they were skilled on the field

Ashley Mallett
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Tony Cozier: Despite being back at his best with a remodeled action, the reluctance to take part in the World Cup is baffling, on his part and the WICB's

    The birth of the World Cup

Rewind: The low-key launch of the tournament in 1975

    Different skills for different formats

Michael Bevan: ODI cricket brought better fielding and quicker scoring to the fore. T20 has taken that progression to the extreme

The World Cup: one-day cricket's hour in the sun

Ahmer Naqvi: Except in the case of Australia, a World Cup win becomes a big part of the victorious captain's legacy

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Off-stump blues leave Dhawan flailing

The out-of-form Shikhar Dhawan still has the backing of his captain, but there's no denying his slump has arrived at an inconvenient time for India and his technical issues have to be sorted out before they attempt to defend the World Cup

Open with Rohit and Binny, with Kohli at No. 3

India's batting is going the way of their bowling in Australia, and they need get their order sorted before the World Cup

Ten things that are different at this World Cup

And one that will be the same. A look at what has changed since 2011

My heart says New Zealand, head South Africa

How the top eight teams stack up ahead of the World Cup, plus predictions for the knockouts

Pietersen stars in his own muppet show

Kevin Pietersen's rubbishing of many aspiring English county professionals brings to mind the belief of Miss Piggy that "there is no one in the world to compare with moi"

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