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'A lot has gone out of the game with two new balls'

Mar 26, 2015: Kumar Sangakkara, this World Cup's leading run scorer, talks about one-day batting: technique, mindset, risk calculation, touch v power, and innovation

Interview by Andrew Fidel Fernando

'I've surprised myself'

Mar 17, 2015: Older and wiser, Ryan Harris looks back at his career, the injuries he overcame along the way, and the art of swinging it

Interview by Daniel Brettig

'Where are the allrounders South Africa should be producing?'

Feb 27, 2015: Former South Africa allrounder Brian McMillan looks back at his career and talks about the team's current World Cup squad

Interview by Jonhenry Wilson

'No one gives us any chance in any tournament'

Feb 21, 2015: Mahela Jayawardene talks about Sri Lanka's struggles so far in the World Cup, and why their batsmen take as long to bloom as they do

Interview by Andrew Fidel Fernando

James Taylor wants to suit England's needs

Nov 23, 2014: The batsman talks about his long wait for a full England tour, where he gets his power from, and his days on a horse (just don't tell Kevin)

Alan Gardner and Alison Mitchell

'I'm a bit disappointed not to get that Test average up to 50'

Nov 19, 2014: Mahela Jayawardene reflects on his Test career, and the need to bridge the gap between international and club cricket in Sri Lanka

Interview by Gaurav Kalra

'It makes no sense to not let your best performer play'

Oct 18, 2014: Former Bangladesh batsman and current national selector Minhajul Abedin talks about the hurt of not getting to play Test cricket, and the high-pressure Dhaka league games of his day

Interview by Mohammad Isam

'If you push 11-year-olds into T20, they will never learn to bowl spin'

Oct 3, 2014: Why has the quality of spinners in India declined? Ranji pitches? Overcoaching? The IPL? A defensive mindset? Five experts share their thoughts

Interviews by Nagraj Gollapudi

'Kenya cricket is dead and buried'

Sep 30, 2014: The veteran spinner's dream spell against Australia in 2003 symbolised a brief golden period for Kenya, but since his retirement, the country's cricket has nose-dived

Tim Wigmore

'A coach earns respect by working as hard as the players'

Sep 18, 2014: Sanjay Bangar talks about his quick transition from player to coach, his philosophy and the reasons behind Kings XI Punjab's turnaround

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

The man who gave Afghanistan their mojo

Aug 22, 2014: Afghanistan's former coach may have quit cricket to pursue religion, but he remains with the side in spirit

Tim Wigmore

Mahela Jayawardene retires from Test cricket

'We watched cricket, we talked cricket'

Aug 12, 2014: On the eve of Mahela Jayawardene's final Test, his team-mate, best friend and fellow batting superstar Kumar Sangakkara speaks about what made him, and them, tick

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Aaron driven by need for speed

Aug 12, 2014: Varun Aaron is not about to sacrifice his pace, fear of injury be damned

Nagraj Gollapudi

'We know we are capable of performing anywhere'

Jul 7, 2014: Cheteshwar Pujara talks about his preparation for the England tour, lessons learnt from T20, and Duncan Fletcher's contribution

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

'This group can win a lot in the coming years'

Jul 3, 2014: Kane Williamson talks about his journey so far, his approach to spin, and his thoughts on captaincy

Interview by Subash Jayaraman

'Pace alone cannot get you wickets'

Jul 1, 2014: Zaheer Khan talks about the frustrations of missing the England tour, rehab, and his performances in South Africa and New Zealand

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

'India performing on the big stage will be good for women's cricket'

Jun 24, 2014: Former England bowler Isa Guha talks about the support women's cricket needs from national boards, being a role model to Asians in the UK, and the tough decision she made to quit the game early

Interview by Vishal Dikshit

'My confidence goes up when Dhoni throws me the ball in tough situations'

Jun 19, 2014: Mohit Sharma, whose impressive performances in the IPL earned him an India call-up, talks about earning his captain's trust, and bowling variations

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

'If you allow yourself to relax, you'll be swept away'

May 30, 2014: Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal talks about how he learnt to bowl to the doosra, being robbed of Tendulkar's wicket in Mohali, and his career highs and lows

Interview by Umar Farooq

'You want to look into the batsman's eyes and see he doesn't want to be there'

May 5, 2014: Ian Bishop compares modern fast bowling to that of his day, and picks the best among Johnson, Steyn and Morkel

Interview by Subash Jayaraman
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Martin Crowe: Whatever happens, the Australia-New Zealand World Cup final at the MCG will be the most divine fun

    'Can't spot Australia's weakness'

Ricky Ponting on Steven Smith's bright future, and McCullum's aggressive leadership

A tale of two coaches

Their playing careers were vastly different, and so are their personalities, but the road to the World Cup final for Hesson and Lehmann has been similar. By Brydon Coverdale

    Why is chasing so difficult at the G?

Cricket Sadist Hour: John Buchanan's man-to-man analysis of the finalists

When defeats haunt

Nicholas Hogg: In close matches you ponder over the what-could-have-beens; in a one-sided game, the past is put to rest quickly

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Wahab v Watson, the fury and the folly

For 30 minutes, everything else took a backseat, as the world watched in awe and fear, a fired-up Pakistan fast bowler mercilessly bullying an Australian batsman

From 110 to 150 kph, the Wahab Riaz story

As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before

Wet weather dulls India's threat perception

The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to

The battle of the bullies

This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves

Dhoni masters numbers game to crack ODI code

Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager

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    The battle of the bullies (236)

    This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves

    India swept away by Australia's depth (173)

    India's Plan A in this World Cup had worked flawlessly over seven matches. When they came up against the toughest opponents in the World Cup, however, they were left scrambling for a back-up plan

    From 110 to 150 kph, the Wahab Riaz story (155)

    As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before

    Time slips by South Africa once again (147)

    It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.

    Wet weather dulls India's threat perception (140)

    The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to