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Mid-wicket Tales

Bringing the love back

Jan 18, 2015: In an age when commerce has overwritten storytelling about the game, two amateur players and fans put their affection for cricket on the page

Sharda Ugra

The Unquiet Ones

Telling Pakistan's story through its cricket

Jan 10, 2015: Osman Samiuddin's history of the game in Pakistan is much more than its subtitle advertises it as

Ahmer Naqvi

The Miracle Match

Momentous at the WACA

Nov 22, 2014: It may have been a one-day match but the Western Australia-Queensland Gillette Cup semi-final at the WACA was no ordinary game

Alan Shiell

Playing it My Way

The mask behind Tendulkar's mask

Nov 14, 2014: His autobiography merely endorses the public image of the man, instead of giving us the insights we've been craving

Suresh Menon

The Corridor of Certainty

A work of introspection, Boycott style

Oct 19, 2014: Geoff Boycott's latest autobiography is nuanced and rounded, and acknowledges errors, failings and regrets

Les Smith

KP: The Autobiography

A flawed character in a flawed system

Oct 11, 2014: The cricket book of the season brings many regrets about the rancour surrounding an incredible talent

David Hopps

Bombay Boys: Chronicles of Cricketing Heroes

Hidden tales of Mumbai's stalwarts

Oct 4, 2014: The profiles of 76 international and domestic stars gathered here charm and inspire, but they leave you yearning for more

Suresh Menon

A Complete History of World Cup Cricket

World Cup nerd nirvana

Sep 27, 2014: This diligently researched book is a comprehensive account of all matches of the World Cup, laced with long-forgotten factoids

Russell Jackson

Cricket Match

Sugar-free puzzler

Sep 13, 2014: A cricket game that's not exactly about playing cricket. And it's not half-bad either

Videep Vijay Kumar

A Pictorial History of Sussex County Cricket Club

A visual hike for the historically minded

Sep 6, 2014: A new book celebrates 175 years of the oldest first-class club of all with a delightful collection of artwork and photographs

Rob Steen

Cricket Captain 2014

Think you're better than the captain?

Aug 31, 2014: The game is well suited to the hardcore strategist, but its complexities and ordinary graphics may turn off the casual player

Anand Ramachandran

Wounded Tiger: A History of Cricket in Pakistan

The many stories of Pakistan cricket

Aug 16, 2014: A balanced account of the country's chaotic and often misunderstood cricketing history, from an outsider's perspective

Tim Wigmore

Wisden on the Great War

Remembering cricket's fallen

Aug 4, 2014: This collection of obituaries of cricketers whose careers and lives were cruelly cut short by the First World War is one of the books of the year

Paul Edwards

On Pietersen

KP in précis

Jul 26, 2014: Using secondary sources, a newspaper journalist tries to decipher Kevin Pietersen and his career beyond the prima donna stereotype

Alan Gardner

Frith's Encounters

A memento from another age

Jul 20, 2014: A collection of player portraits that reminds us of a time when cricketers walked the same common clay as ourselves

Gideon Haigh

Britain's Lost Cricket Festivals

For the love of cricket grounds

Jul 12, 2014: A diligent examination of grounds in Britain that no longer host first-class cricket

Paul Edwards

10 for 10

The tale of Hedley's ten

Jun 23, 2014: A absorbing account of a universally loved cricketer and the impressive bowling feat he achieved eight decades ago

Ivo Tennant

Don Bradman Cricket '14

A hardcore fan's delight

Jun 15, 2014: Probably the first cricket video game to make the controls easy and satisfying, and its custom preferences will test your imagination - but only if you give it time

Anand Ramachandran

Pankaj: Bengal's Forgotten Cricket Legend

Extracting history from myth

Apr 26, 2014: The first detailed assessment of Pankaj Roy, Bengal's first great cricketer, is a significant, if flawed, effort

Suresh Menon

Uncertain Corridors

An archaelogical probe into the state of the game

Apr 19, 2014: Cricket's premier historian comes out with another collection of essays that sound uncannily prescient about the way the game is headed

Alan Gardner
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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

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Ten things that are different at this World Cup

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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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