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Chasing the bucks

Apr 17, 2008: As the Indian Premier League prepares to launch, we look at other ventures where people have sought to milk cricket's popularity for commercial gain

Martin Williamson

Some more bad boys

Apr 10, 2008: In January we featured an XI of players who had been barred from the game. Now, in the light of the five-year ban slapped on Shoaib Akhtar by the Pakistan board, here are some more who have been sent to the dog house

Martin Williamson

Pipped at the post

Apr 3, 2008: Last week Virender Sehwag looked set to go past Lara's record Test score. We look at 11 men who came close to breaking batting records

Sriram Veera

Coming from behind

Mar 27, 2008: With England coming from behind to beat New Zealand, we look at XI other instances where sides have recovered from early losses to win a series

Martin Williamson

It's out, brothers, out

Mar 20, 2008: As various boards face potential showdowns with players over their contracts with the two Indian Twenty20 leagues, we look at XI other instances where the workers have taken on the bosses

Martin Williamson

Staying at home

Mar 13, 2008: In a week when Australia pulled out of their tour of Pakistan citing security concerns, we look at XI other instances where tours have been cancelled

Martin Williamson

Harder, better, faster, stronger

Mar 6, 2008: A look at 11 ways to improve women's cricket

Jenny Thompson

One for the road

Feb 28, 2008: XI cricketers who found the lure of alcohol a temptation too far

Martin Williamson

More hitting out of the park

Feb 20, 2008: A look at another 11 cricketers who enjoyed taking the aerial route

Martin Williamson and Andrew Miller

Hitting it out of the park

Feb 7, 2008: A look at 11 cricketers who enjoyed taking the aerial route

Martin Williamson and Andrew Miller

Bad boys

Jan 31, 2008: In a week where Shane Bond's international career appears to have been prematurely ended by the Indian board, we look at XI other examples of players being banned

Martin Williamson and Andrew Miller

The Wisden Cricketer - February 2008

The men with the most

Jan 24, 2008: Before Warne and Murali jumped ahead, other bowlers held the distinction of being the leading wicket-takers of the time. The Wisden Cricketer trawls through the record-breakers of their day

Rob Steen

They also played cricket

Jan 17, 2008: Cricinfo looks at 11 other cricketers - notable and not-so-notable - who have tried their luck in front of the cameras

Andrew Miller

Cameras, lights and coral pink

Dec 13, 2007: Stump mics, prefab pitches and, er, pink uniforms. We look at eleven legacies of Kerry Packer's World Series Cricket

Martin Williamson

Cricinfo XI

Eleven quirky debuts

Dec 11, 2007: Alastair Cook flew halfway around the world from the West Indies to Nagpur, and responded to England's injury crisis with 60 and 104 not out on debut. Here, are 11 other memorable debuts

Andrew Miller and Martin Williamson

Cricket tragics

Nov 28, 2007: Eleven politicians who would have preferred to have been watching cricket instead

Martin Williamson

Cricinfo XI

The umpire's word is final ... but wrong

Nov 22, 2007: Eleven instances where the umpire got it horribly wrong

Martin Williamson

Cricinfo XI

Pretty in pink

Nov 15, 2007: Hot on the heels of the MCC's decision to experiment with pink balls comes this XI of instances when sport took recourse to a certain less-than-masculine colour

Andrew Miller

Cricinfo XI

The pen mightier than the bat

Nov 8, 2007: Authors who had more than a passing interest in cricket

Martin Williamson

Cricinfo XI

Choking on the champagne moment

Nov 1, 2007: Games where teams pulled off unlikely defeats

Mathew Varghese
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    'For fast bowling you need an environment that helps you go wild'

Former Pakistan international Aaqib Javed talks about his growth as a fast bowler, the influence of Imran, and coaching UAE

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Batting coach Grant Flower talks about the changes in attitude and routines his players need

'To enjoy cricket, you must enjoy your downtime'

James Faulkner talks about the IPL, his slower balls, bouncing back from a drunk-driving episode, and bad haircuts

Dhoni shows off his football skills again

Plays of the day from the IPL match between Rising Pune Supergiants and Royal Challengers Bangalore

The Happy Families Test, and most IPL runs without a ton

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Plays of the day from the IPL match between Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians

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