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Sundial in the Shade

Playing with Barry

Oct 10, 2015: Andrew Murtagh's book about his legendary Hampshire team-mate is packed full of anecdotes, detail and research

Luke Alfred

Fire in Babylon

A story of Caribbean empowerment

Sep 26, 2015: Inspired by the film, the book of the same name looks at the rise of a West Indies team alongside the life of its immigrant people in Britain

Nicholas Hogg

Long Shot Summer

The year of four England captains

Sep 26, 2015: A look back at 1988, which is up there in the ranks of England cricket's most shambolic periods

Alan Gardner

Cricket: The Game of Life

Let's celebrate cricket

Sep 19, 2015: Scyld Berry does just that in his new book, delving into the game's history, as well as musing on the topics of language, race, numbers, and more besides

David Hopps

South Africa'’s Greatest Batsmen

South Africa's batting dream team

Sep 14, 2015: Ali Bacher's new book celebrates the country's finest batsmen, including forgotten heroes lost to apartheid

Firdose Moonda

Cricket Captain 2015

Stepping into the skipper's shoes

Aug 8, 2015: Cricket Captain 2015 is probably the most evolved version in its series, and while it lacks a few innovative features, it's a solid cricket management game

Videep Vijay Kumar

Death of a Gentleman

Be alarmed, be very alarmed

Jul 29, 2015: Death of a Gentleman exposes how neo-liberal economics threatens the game, while also hinting at worse lying beneath the surface, leaving you feeling disillusioned and angry

Jonathan Wilson

England's colourful, shameless decade

Jul 18, 2015: A chronicle of the most hedonistic period in English cricket, long before the bosses woke up to professionalism

David Hopps

Summer's Crown: The Story of Cricket's County Championship

A priceless peek into the county cricket story

Jul 11, 2015: In so far as the County Championship has a single history, Stephen Chalke strives mightily and successfully to tell it through a visually wonderful new book

Paul Edwards

The Test

The fourth horseman of 2005

Jul 4, 2015: Simon Jones' career was blighted by injury but he was a key part of the attack who brought the Ashes home for England a decade ago and his story remains a compelling one

Alan Gardner

Bob Barber: The Professional Amateur

Bob Barber, the one-innings wonder

Jun 27, 2015: Colin Shindler's book is a warm portrait of a player who faced his fair share of confusion on and off the field in an era of great social change in Britain

Derek Pringle

Gentlemen and Sledgers: A History of the Ashes in 100 Quotations and Confrontations

Ashes wit, wisdom, and wicked one-liners

Jun 6, 2015: Rob Smyth's new book charts 130 years of sporting drama using the words of the chief protagonists

Alan Gardner

The Strangers Who Came Home

Once upon a tour, 137 years ago

May 30, 2015: Well before the Ashes legend was born, an Australian team visited England, for a series of 37 matches in four months

Alan Gardner

A Million Broken Windows

Bombay local

May 23, 2015: A new book tries to unravel the secret behind the city's extraordinary cricket legacy, with anecdotes about the passionate following the domestic game has had there

V Ramnarayan

Third Man: Recollections From a Life in Cricket

First-class tales

May 9, 2015: V Ramnarayan's cricket memoir unearths anecdotal gems from a bygone era, with the story of his short yet eventful domestic career forming the backbone

Sharda Ugra

Criconomics

When the best is not the greatest

May 2, 2015: A new book brings science to bear on the cricket ratings game - and largely succeeds

S Rajesh

Time to Talk

Amby's turn to talk

Apr 25, 2015: Curtly Ambrose's autobiography has just the right mix of reflection, forthrightness and lists

Jonhenry Wilson

Wisden India Almanack 2015

Timeless tales and the Big Three political thriller

Apr 19, 2015: The Wisden India Almanack 2015 hits the spot with its feature writing, but the reporting of the major events of the year on and off the field is a mixed bag

Jayaditya Gupta

Eye on Cricket: Reflections on the Great Game

Cricket fandom with a philosophical slant

Apr 12, 2015: A collection of essays on the game from a geographically detached fan with a scholarly perspective

Suresh Menon

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2015

New wine but gotta lotta bottle

Apr 9, 2015: Cricket, and English cricket in particular, has been through turmoil but the 2015 Wisden tackles the crises deftly and with imagination

Alan Gardner
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    'I think Zimbabwe will end up like Kenya'

Dav Whatmore talks about how things went downhill fast during his curtailed stint as Zimbabwe's coach

'I want to do things very simply and quietly'

Asad Shafiq is a vital cog at No. 6 for Pakistan but he isn't interested in the limelight. He just wants to improve

The man who could do everything

Garry Sobers turns 80 today. Players, writers and commentators share their favourite stories of him
The Cricket Monthly July issue

    Love and longing at the Rec

As the Carnival brings life to the Antigua Recreation Ground, nostalgia for its cricketing legacy envelopes you. By Karthik Krishnaswamy

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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Loose West Indies succumb to Ashwin's wiles

One after another, the hosts' batsmen attempted questionable flicks and drives in their second innings, disregarding the drift and dip the offspinner was generating

Ashwin emulates Botham with ton and seven-for

Stats highlights from the fourth day's play in Antigua where Ashwin's maiden five-wicket haul outside Asia bowled India to an innings victory

Kohli's banner day in Antigua

Stats highlights from the first day of the Antigua Test, where Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan stole the show from the hosts

Remembering West Indies' last major series win

Against India in 2002, Hooper, Dillon, Chanderpaul and Co. gave their fans something to cheer about

Manjrekar: 'Kohli reminds me of Tendulkar'

Former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar analyses the various aspects of the first day's play in Antigua

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