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Pageant of Cricket

Big pictures

Mar 1, 2008: David Frith's masterly pictorial history of cricket captures the game in its totality

Rob Steen

Cricket Crisis

War diary

Feb 23, 2008: Fingleton's account of Bodyline may not be definitive, but it is fair, if contrarian, and bears the ineffable scent of leather

Gideon Haigh

It Never Rains

An everycricketer's journal

Feb 17, 2008: It's a rare player of any level who will not recognise him or herself in some or even all of the attitudes on show in Roebuck's diary of his 1983 season

Gideon Haigh

Harold Gimblett: Tormented Genius of Cricket

A voice from the dark

Feb 9, 2008: Cricketers used to be heroes without flaws. Then this book came along

Scyld Berry

Straight From the Shoulder

No moralising, only problem-solving

Feb 2, 2008: Ian Peebles' classic analysis of flawed bowling actions treats chucking as a problem, not a political headache

Suresh Menon

On Top Down Under

Baggy green crowns

Jan 26, 2008: Ray Robinson's masterpiece on Australia's captains is among the finest of all cricket books

Mike Coward
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    Why your opening bowler in the BBL needs to be a spinner

Jarrod Kimber: There are lessons to be learnt from the success of Tom Cooper, Michael Beer, Samuel Badree (and Dipak Patel) at the top

Small wonder

In our series on cricket in fiction, we look at RK Narayan's Swami and Friends
The Cricket Monthly January issue

    Australia's squad throws up plenty of choices

Ian Chappell: On the tour of India, the selectors will need to get the batting order right, and strike a balance between pace and spin

How do I explain cricket to my first-born?

Living in the US, far away from the beating heart of the game, a father wonders how he can get the next generation to fall in love with it

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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'Why don't you admit you're an alien?'

Some of the reactions on Twitter to Virat Kohli's record-equalling hundred during India's chase in Pune

Vote - Which is the most outrageous cricket shot?

In the past week, we have seen two shots that left us awestruck: Virat Kohli's jab that sailed over midwicket and Najibullah Zadran's six over the extra-cover boundary despite slipping in the process. Will either of the two top this compilation?

Another record chase, another Kohli special

Stats highlights from the first ODI between India and England in Pune

Yuvraj and Dhoni produce a sequel for the ages

Some of India's finest wins have come with Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni in harness at the crease. At Cuttack they rolled back the years to extraordinary effect

'Yuvraj is making us believe in fairytales'

The Twitter world rose up to applaud Yuvraj Singh's hundred, in his second game since being recalled to India's ODI squad

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