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Cricket on the Continent

Europe digs in for the long innings

Feb 25, 2017: Tim Brooks tells the story of a brand of the game that, against the odds, displays an uncanny knack for self-sustenance

Alan Gardner

Firestarter: Me, Cricket and the Heat of the Moment

Categorically Ben

Jan 29, 2017: It is easy to pigeonhole Stokes as a brash, combative allrounder, but there's more to him - as his frank autobiography reveals

Alan Gardner

Coach

Boof, part deux

Jan 15, 2017: Lehmann's second autobiography offers a compelling window into his philosophies and experiences, but it's not quite timed perfectly

Daniel Brettig

A Beautiful Game

Mark Nicholas, cricket romantic

Dec 10, 2016: The former Hampshire captain turned commentator's deep love for the game infuses his autobiography with an enthusiasm that is as irrepressible as it is genuine

Alan Gardner

Resilient

The full Mitch

Nov 26, 2016: Johnson's 392-page autobiography is exhaustive in its chronicling of how a boy from Townsville came to be Australian cricketing royalty

Sam Perry

Supreme Bowling

Which are the greatest bowling performances of them all?

Nov 19, 2016: A new book presents a scientific ranking (backed with delectable writing)

Alan Gardner

When The Eye Has Gone

Belly laughs and sadness

Nov 11, 2016: A play about the life and untimely death of Colin Milburn conveys the highs and the lows of a unique cricketer

David Hopps

Declared

Raw and raging

Nov 6, 2016: Brendon McCullum's book has the story of his career but also far too much bile and score-settling

Paul Ford

Stroke of Genius

Every picture tells a story

Oct 30, 2016: And if it's George Beldam's iconic image of Victor Trumper, it speaks volumes

Paul Edwards

Selection Day

A cricket story run out by indifference

Oct 22, 2016: Aravind Adiga's new novel is centred on the game but isn't really in love with it

Karthik Krishnaswamy

Unguarded: My Autobiography

The unmaking of Jonathan Trott

Oct 8, 2016: The former England No. 3's autobiography is a compelling, raw account of a modern sportsman's life

Jon Hotten

M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story

Dhoni's dream

Oct 3, 2016: The new biopic, shaped around the World Cup win of 2011, works best when it depicts one youngster following his calling

Jai Arjun Singh

28 Days' Data

England's zombie World Cup history

Sep 24, 2016: What turned them from the bright-eyed World Cup finalists of 1992 to the dead men stumbling about in 2015? A new book attempts to find answers

Alan Gardner

AB: The Autobiography

The adventures of AB

Sep 1, 2016: AB de Villiers' autobiography delves into his pursuit of excellence, and the highs and lows of being an on-demand international cricketer

Firdose Moonda

White on Green

Pakistan's untold tales

Aug 21, 2016: Tauseef Ahmed, Dera Ismail Khan, Raees Mohammad, Abdul Aziz Durani, a playboy prince and others feature in this affectionate backstory of Pakistan cricket

Kamran Abbasi

Charles Bannerman: Australia's Premier Batsman

What do we know about the first Test cricketer?

Aug 7, 2016: A new biography of Charles Bannerman seeks to explore why his cricketing peak was brief and lonely

Gideon Haigh

Mind the Windows

The fast life of Tino Best

Jul 31, 2016: His autobiography tells the story of a flamboyant cricketer better remembered for a batting innings and a sledge than the pace he worked hard to achieve

Alan Gardner

The Meaning of Cricket

A keen eye, a beating heart

Jul 23, 2016: A collection of Jon Hotten's writing that is lively with insight and anecdote, and informed by the persona of the knowledgeable and fascinated practitioner

Gideon Haigh

Not Out!

A short history of the IPL business

Jul 16, 2016: A new book chronicles the league's off-field progress over its nine seasons and offers a strong argument for why India needs laws to deal with sporting fraud

Suhrith Parthasarathy

Six Machine

The Jamaican kid who became Universe Boss

Jul 2, 2016: Chris Gayle's autobiography presents the man behind the million-dollar mercenary

Andrew Miller
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A mixed-up tale of two captains

Jarrod Kimber: Smith's Australia were supposed to be distraught; Kohli's India were supposed to be jubilant. That's not how things panned out in Pune

    Do India need a DRS coach?

Polite Enquiries: Melinda Farrell and Jarrod Kimber field questions after a remarkable day of Test cricket in Pune

Playing solo

Who said there are only three forms of the game? By Pranay Sanklecha
The Cricket Monthly February issue

    Europe digs in for the long innings

Cricket on the Continent chronicles the game's uncanny knack for self-sustenance on the European mainland

The hinterland of 40

Jon Hotten: At Lord's we saw three in-between scores of the sort that are as likely to annoy the selectors as excite them

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How the teams fared at the auction

A round-up of the work done by the eight IPL franchises at the auction in 2017

Australian cricket's two Indias

For long, Australians expected hardship on a tour to India. These days the living conditions are far more friendly, and the difficulties are mostly out the middle

India's worst ever seven-wicket collapse

As Steve O'Keefe raced his way to a six-wicket haul in Pune, India registered a record collapse

Shadab Khan, not just domestic material

Once on the verge of giving up legspin bowling for batting, 18-year-old Shadab Khan is now making headlines in the PSL with his all-round show

The Ashwin blueprint for Lyon's success

Nathan Lyon will have to adopt some of his Indian counterpart's methods if he is to set his record in Asia right; and he has been working on doing just that

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