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Desert-island reads

Apr 21, 2014: Cricket has probably spawned more books than almost any other sport. Here's a personal selection of favourites

Steven Lynch

Are you sitting down for this?

Apr 7, 2014: Netherlands beat England last month. A look at some other big international upsets over the years

Steven Lynch

Your names are numbered

Mar 24, 2014: Players with names that contain numbers between 0 and 10 (and one with 20)

Steven Lynch

Go figure

Mar 10, 2014: A look at some of cricket's more improbable bowling analyses

Steven Lynch

The tradesmen

Feb 24, 2014: A Barber, a Cook, an Engineer and other cricketers whose names are also professions

Steven Lynch

I'll not be back

Feb 10, 2014: After Kevin Pietersen's international exit, a look at some other unusual endings to Test careers

Steven Lynch

Guess who I met today?

Jan 27, 2014: Sharing a flight or bumping into them in the press box - it's always fun to meet cricket's rich and famous

Steven Lynch

A card for every occasion

Jan 13, 2014: A selection of strange-looking scorecards: from victory after 15 all out to England v the "Bs"

Steven Lynch

The No. 1 centurions

Dec 23, 2013: The first players to score centuries for their countries

Steven Lynch

It's a draw!

Dec 9, 2013: After Darren Bravo's superb effort in Dunedin, a look at some other famous match-saving innings in Tests

Steven Lynch

The quiet goodbyes

Nov 25, 2013: After the emotion of Sachin Tendulkar's last Test, a look at some farewells that didn't go quite so well

Steven Lynch

You'll be missing me

Nov 11, 2013: As the world prepares for Sachin Tendulkar's last hurrah, a look at some successful farewells

Steven Lynch

One of us against us

Oct 28, 2013: A selection of people who did well in international cricket against the country in which they were born

Steven Lynch

Have you met Mr Jones?

Oct 14, 2013: After the Smiths, we look at the Joneses to have played Test cricket

Steven Lynch

Who, me?

Sep 30, 2013: Some of the unlikeliest men to play Test cricket

Steven Lynch

The Smithsonians

Sep 16, 2013: Men with a popular surname who have scored international hundreds

Steven Lynch

Bruised but not shaken

Sep 2, 2013: Famous incidents when batsmen were hit by bouncers

Steven Lynch

Best of the rest

Aug 19, 2013: A look at some players who missed out on Test cricket because they came from Associate-member countries. (One from each nation.)

Steven Lynch

Best actors in a supporting role

Aug 5, 2013: Substitutes who played a significant role while fielding in matches

Steven Lynch

We regret to inform you...

Jul 22, 2013: After the Queen's visit delayed the start of play on the first day at Lord's, a look at some other strange reasons why play was suspended at the home of cricket

Steven Lynch
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    NZ's Rottweiler bite

Simon Barnes: Their hyper-aggressive ways have got them success in the World Cup so far. But is the method as sustainable as it is eye-catching?

    Soumya Sarkar's shot in the dark

Christian Ryan: The long-lasting memory of a young batsman we have never seen before is of that one brilliant shot announcing his arrival

The vices and virtues of Misbah

Ahmer Naqvi: The debate about whether Misbah-ul-Haq is holding Pakistan back or holding them together is obscuring the team's real problems

    'The best game of bad cricket'

Two Men Out: Jarrod Kimber and Andy Zaltzman on the madness at Eden Park, and the ICC celebrating UAE's pasting

Napier shows us World Cup joy

Will Macpherson: Outside the tournament venues, New Zealand is welcoming fans to enjoy its beauty and its cricket, nowhere more heart-warmingly than at Clifton Cricket Club

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Letter to de Villiers

South Africa's captain needs to single out his players for attention and get them firing individually and as a team

Highest WC score, fastest double-ton, record sixes

Stats highlights from Chris Gayle's record-breaking 215 against Zimbabwe in the Group B match in Canberra

The 'magic wand' behind India's turnaround

It has helped that India have a captain who has lasted as long as he has due to his approach of treating cricket for what it is: a game

Pakistan's bad cover version of 1992

The events in Brisbane may not matter much in the big picture of this World Cup, but to Misbah-ul-Haq and his men, it may yet be the spring board to repeat what happened 23 years ago

Sharper fielders give India bite

Years after the juggling act of hiding multiple poor fielders and making do with the kind of attacks India have had, this current unit has given MS Dhoni some breathing space

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