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Nasser Hussain

'As captain you need people to want to play for you'

Sep 6, 2011: The former England captain talks about leadership, the captaincy styles of Strauss and Dhoni, and more

Interview by Sharda Ugra

Harbhajan Singh

'If the critics think I could have taken four, I feel I could have taken six'

Jul 12, 2011: The latest entrant to the 400-club aims for another 200, beats himself up for his bad spells, and talks about how he's better when he's calm and composed

Interview by Sriram Veera

John Wright

'To become a good coach you need to have good cricketers'

Apr 21, 2011: John Wright talks about the place of coaching in the modern game and looks at his assignment with New Zealand, as well as his time with India a few years ago

Interview by Sharda Ugra

Kumar Sangakkara

'My decision may have been selfish but it was right'

Apr 12, 2011: Kumar Sangakkara explains why he stepped down from the captaincy and looks back at his two years in charge

Interview by Sriram Veera

Rahul Dravid

'There are no easy catches in the slips'

Dec 28, 2010: The first man to take 200 catches in Test cricket, Rahul Dravid speaks about what it takes to stand in the cordon

Gary Kirsten

'If you are not in the team, you are doing something wrong'

Nov 9, 2010: India's coach looks ahead to the next year: playing the World Cup and 14 Tests, building up the bench strength to deal with retirements, and his high points so far

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

Gary Kirsten

'It's exciting to see the younger cricketers wanting to play Tests'

Nov 8, 2010: India's coach looks back at his two and a half years with the team: from building one-on-one relationships to putting himself in a player's shoes before offering advice

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

Shane Bond

'I love Test cricket, but I'm also a realist'

May 11, 2010: Shane Bond explains his retirement from long-form cricket, and talks about New Zealand's talent pool, his likely successors, and his plans for the future

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

Sanath Jayasuriya

'I'd like to play for another six months'

Dec 27, 2009: Jayasuriya on his immediate goals, the captains and coaches he's played under, his favourite opposition and his best innings

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

Sanath Jayasuriya

'Winning for Sri Lanka is what I enjoy the most'

Dec 26, 2009: Twenty years into an extraordinary international career, Sanath Jayasuriya looks back at his humble beginnings and the people who made his rise possible

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

Virender Sehwag

'I've never been in the zone'

Sep 17, 2009: In the second part of the interview, the most destructive batsman of our era talks about his respect for Tendulkar, playing spinners, and the influence of various coaches on his game

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

Virender Sehwag

'Sometimes I play according to the situation'

Sep 16, 2009: Last five overs of the day? Forget the nightwatchman, I'll take 25 runs. Modern cricket's greatest maverick batsman speaks about the method in his madness in the first instalment of a two-part interview

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

Allan Donald

'I wanted to be the bloke who took a five-for'

Aug 31, 2009: Aspiring to get 300 wickets is all very well, but White Lightning set himself short-term targets. His secret? Wanting to pummel the opposition into the ground

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

Rudi Koertzen

'If you have to use technology, use it fully'

Jul 22, 2009: His 100th Test turned out less than auspicious when he found himself at the centre of several claimed catch controversies. Rudi Koertzen reflects on the issues confronting umpiring, his time in the game, and what keeps him going

Interview by Alex Brown

Sunil Gavaskar

'I speak from the heart, not the head'

Jul 10, 2009: The great Indian opener, 60 today, talks about the game then and now, temperament over technique, sledging, and more

Interview by Ayaz Memon

VVS Laxman

'I'm proud of how I've played under pressure'

Nov 6, 2008: A dozen years and 100 Tests into a fine career, Indian batting's most graceful modern exponent reflects on his time in the game

Interview by Sambit Bal

Mahela Jayawardene

'You don't have to be ugly to be aggressive'

Sep 2, 2008: Sri Lanka's captain talks about the essentials of leadership: clear thinking, calmness, and the ability to think as a player first

Interview by Sambit Bal

Martin Crowe

'Batting has to be instinctive'

May 26, 2008: Twenty20 may call for pre-determined shots but the key to batting is keeping your options alive - picking the ball early and reacting late

Interview by Sriram Veera

Anil Kumble

'The last column is the one that matters'

Apr 16, 2008: Spin may be inborn but the ability to get wickets can be developed. India's leading match-winner should know

Interview by Sambit Bal

Mark Taylor

'Why would you want to play five days for a draw?'

Feb 12, 2008: The iconic former Australia captain talks about playing to win, and the many other aspects of leading a champion side

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi
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Is it time for franchise-based Test cricket?

Considering the pace of change all across the game, maybe the idea is not all that far-fetched. By Michael Jeh

Australia's soaring eagle

Wisden Almanack: Not having watched Victor Trumper play in no way deters fans, even today, from loving him

The pricking of pomposity

The Cricket Monthly: Murali's 16 wickets at The Oval in 1998 were not only match-winning, they were epoch-changing. By Simon Barnes
TCM February issue

An evening with Gower

V Ramnarayan: Talking captaincy, elegance and the playing of spin with the great England stylist

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Who will be the most expensive player at the IPL auction?

There are some big names going under the hammer on Saturday. Who will get the largest paycheck? Vote now

Highest T20 score in Australia, and Kohli's run of form

Stats highlights from the final T20I between Australia and India in Sydney, which the visitors won to complete a series sweep

The evolution of Virat Kohli into a complete batsman

He worked to improve as a batsman, mastering his weakness against the short ball, and learning new strokes even though he was successful without them

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