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Review: All in a Day's Cricket

Dyed in sepia

Oct 19, 2013: Controversy, romanticism, derring-do and idiosyncrasy - a recent anthology takes us on an evocative ride through cricket's past

Ashok Malik

Review: Underneath the Southern Cross

From golden to mortal

Oct 13, 2013: Mike Hussey's autobiography traces Australia's 2006-07 peak and the decline that followed with candour and insight

Daniel Brettig

Review: Driving Ambition

England's cultural architect

Oct 10, 2013: Andrew Strauss's autobiography is not a book to settle scores or rail at injustice. It's a comfortable read full of decency and discretion

David Hopps

Main Hoon Shahid Afridi

Masala goes Boom Boom

Sep 21, 2013: An unabashedly populist new potboiler uses cricket to offer a window into modern Pakistan

Ahmer Naqvi

Review: The Gloves are Off

A keeper remembers (sort of)

Sep 14, 2013: Matt Prior's up-and-down career makes for a readable story, but the juiciest bits are left out of his new book

Alan Gardner

Jacques Kallis and 12 other Great South African All-rounders

Celebrating South Africa's two-in-ones

Sep 10, 2013: A new book looks at a baker's dozen of the country's finest allrounders

Firdose Moonda

Triumph in Bombay

That subcontinental summer

Sep 7, 2013: A new book on the 2011 World Cup is strong on travelogue, if not as much on the cricket itself

Suresh Menon

Review: The Great Tamasha

India via its cricket

Aug 24, 2013: A new book by a foreign correspondent based in the country offers a wide range of voices, if not much in terms of fresh perspective

Osman Samiuddin

Review: A History of Cricket in 100 Objects

History for those who hate reading it

Aug 18, 2013: A charming collection of essays that bring out several interesting facts, prompting a reader to research deeper into the subject

Suresh Menon

Review: The Tebbit Test

An immigrant's absorbing memoir of the game

Aug 11, 2013: A passionate Pakistan-England fan engagingly explains how sporting allegiances are formed and how they evolve

Saad Shafqat

Review: Beyond All Boundaries

Three tales from Indian cricket

Aug 4, 2013: A new documentary attempts to capture the country's passion for the game, against the backdrop of the 2011 World Cup

Sharda Ugra

Review: Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy

The ugliness beneath cricket's skin

Jul 21, 2013: A clear-eyed, well-researched account of the ecosystem of gambling, betting, and "approaching" that operates alongside professional cricket

Sharda Ugra

Brian Lara

As told by the supporting cast

Jul 13, 2013: A retelling of the Brian Lara story, with anecdotes that add texture to the tale

Vaneisa Baksh

Cricket Cauldron

Notes from a Pakistani golden age

Jun 29, 2013: Shahryar Khan's memoir recalls the Inzamam-Woolmer heyday, and the nadir of the Oval, 2006

Tim Wigmore

Pataudi: Nawab of Cricket

The many Pataudis

May 12, 2013: Twenty-two essays delve into the legacy of one of Indian cricket's most significant figures

Soumya Bhattacharya

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

A happy 150th to the big yellow brick

Apr 10, 2013: Another year, another Almanack. Only, this year's is rather a landmark

Les Smith

The Test of My Life

An inspiring story, simply told

Apr 6, 2013: The tale of how Yuvraj Singh beat cancer and came back to cricket is now the subject of a book that reveals the man behind the allrounder

Suresh Menon

The Art of Losing

Spotlight on South Africa's hoodoo

Mar 9, 2013: An attempt at examining why they bottle it in major tournaments

Firdose Moonda

Brave New Pitch

A brave first draft of history

Mar 2, 2013: Cricket's turbulent last half-decade is chronicled here with an open-minded spirit of inquiry

Ashok Malik

The Bowling Was Superfine

Large-hearted, red-blooded, Caribbean

Feb 24, 2013: A capacious anthology that straddles genres and themes and contains a multitude of voices in an attempt to capture West Indian cricket

Sharda Ugra
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    England seem to have forgotten about personality

Mark Nicholas: They have to see a glass that is half-full, and play the game as if it is just that, a game; and an opportunity

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My Favourite Cricketer: Sanjay Manjrekar on his first sighting of Imran Khan's magnetic personality

'Smith always backed himself to win a Test for SA'

Modern Masters: Graeme Smith's fourth-innings stats are a testament of his tremendous mental strength

No home advantage in World Cups

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India out-reversed on dry pitch

England consigned India to two reverse-swing-induced collapses whereas India bowlers mainly relied on the new ball's movement and uneven bounce by hitting the deck hard

Bigger concerns for England than Lord's pitch

While the pitch took most of the blame at Trent Bridge, at Lord's England will need to get more controlling overs from their spinners. The reality is there is no quick fix

Ridiculed Ishant ridicules England

Ishant Sharma has often been the butt of jokes, and sometimes deservedly so. Today, however, the joke was on England

Another battle, another defeat on Planet Al

Alastair Cook has got used to feeling of the axe hanging over him. Only his team-mates can save England now

'The more fielders think for themselves, the better for the team'

Paul Collingwood talks about how fielding has evolved over time, manning backward point, the amazing AB de Villiers, and his fielding dream team

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