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When defeat isn't depressing

Dec 15, 2014: After a long time we have seen an Indian team and captain enjoy the challenge of trying to overcome stronger opposition in an overseas Test

Mukul Kesavan

Phillip Hughes 1988-2014

Living with Tuesday

Nov 28, 2014: We acknowledge that potential danger exists on the pitch but dismiss it almost instantaneously. You never really see it as real. Until Tuesday. Now it is very real and I, like many others, have been shaken to the core.

Chris Hartley

Living and working with the bouncer

Nov 26, 2014: Hitting someone with a short one is sickening for a bowler, and worse for the batsman, but the game must go on, and the bouncer is a part of the game

Iain O'Brien

Pakistan should not welcome Amir back

Nov 19, 2014: The serene team culture cultivated by Misbah and his men shouldn't be allowed to be disrupted by a player with a tainted past

Ramiz Raja

Players' player Hinds needs to win back trust

Oct 28, 2014: The lack of clarity from the WIPA president is at odds with his reputation for being a sounding board for his team-mates while he was a player

Garth Wattley

Where do England go next in ODI cricket?

Sep 6, 2014: The 50-over game has historically not exactly been a priority for England until it has been too late, but they could yet be in with a fighting chance in next year's World Cup

Ashley Giles

We need sophisticated technology to deal with chucking

Aug 30, 2014: Slow-motion 3D replays must be captured in the match environment in order to provide an accurate picture of bowling actions

Darren Berry

More money and more matches please, BCCI

Aug 23, 2014: Central contracts and a busier domestic and international schedule are needed if India are to compete with other teams in women's cricket

Anupriya

The problem isn't the India women's team, it's the board

Aug 20, 2014: The lack of a organised cricketing culture at the junior level has been a turn-off for corporates and colleges when it comes to hiring and admitting women players

Anupriya

Indian women's cricket languishes under the BCCI

Aug 13, 2014: While other teams have progressed since the men's and women's cricket boards merged, India continues to lag behind, both on and off the field

Anupriya

A case for Olympic status and wooing China

Jun 27, 2014: England and India may not be interested in making cricket truly global, but several other countries would vastly benefit from participating in the Olympics

Tim Wigmore

Why punishment may not be the best way to deal with fixers

Jun 21, 2014: It may seem like a soft touch, but getting convicted match-fixers to seek forgiveness from their victims - team-mates, officials and fans - could help build a movement against fixing

Tim Hall

Why the BCCI needs to be more open about selection decisions

Jun 6, 2014: The case of Stuart Binny's selection for the England tour shows the importance of the need for transparency

Gaurav Kalra

Lessons for Moores - England rugby's cultural revolution

May 2, 2014: What can Peter Moores learn from how Stuart Lancaster recast England's rugby union team?

Tom Hamilton

A five-point programme for English cricket

Apr 13, 2014: A coach and former first-class cricketer outlines his vision for how to turn the game around in the UK

Neil Burns

It's the credibility, stupid

Apr 1, 2014: Without integrity, sporting contests are nothing - a fact that seems to have been lost on the BCCI

Gaurav Kalra

Indian cricket's conflict-of-interest problem

Mar 28, 2014: The amendment that exempted the IPL from the conflict-of-interest clause is the root of the current crisis, leading to Srinivasan's fall, and damaging cricket's credibility

Mukul Kesavan

Is Duncan Fletcher a soft target?

Mar 16, 2014: The Indian coach has been roasted after the team's recent below-par performances. But is the criticism fair?

Gaurav Kalra

What do the ICC proposals mean for the Associates?

Mar 14, 2014: They essentially uphold the inequity in the treatment of the Associates when compared to the lowest-performing Full Members

Tim Wigmore

The perils of data-driven cricket

Mar 2, 2014: For all his triumphs as England coach, Andy Flower ultimately got the balance between trusting people and numbers wrong

Tim Wigmore
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The perfect Test

After the tragedy of Phillip Hughes' death, this match showed that cricket and life will continue to go on. This time Test cricket dug in and got through to tea.

Kohli attains batting nirvana

Virat Kohli's innings on the final day transcended the conditions, the bowlers and his batting partners, and when it was all in vain, he displayed remarkable grace in defeat

Australia in good hands under proactive Smith

The new stand-in captain has the makings of a long-term leader, given his ability to stay ahead of the game

What ails Rohit and Watson?

Both batsmen seemingly have buckets of talent at their disposal and the backing of their captains, but soft dismissals relentlessly follow both around the Test arena

Karn struggles to stay afloat

The failed gamble of handing Karn Sharma a Test debut despite him having a moderate first-class record means India have to rethink who their spinner will be

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    BCCI's argument against DRS not 100% (164)

    Turning your back on a system that the whole cricketing world wants a discussion on, refusing to discuss it because it is not 100%, is not good enough

    Karn struggles to stay afloat (114)

    The failed gamble of handing Karn Sharma a Test debut despite him having a moderate first-class record means India have to rethink who their spinner will be

    Kohli attains batting nirvana (110)

    Virat Kohli's innings on the final day transcended the conditions, the bowlers and his batting partners, and when it was all in vain, he displayed remarkable grace in defeat

    When defeat isn't depressing (57)

    After a long time we have seen an Indian team and captain enjoy the challenge of trying to overcome stronger opposition in an overseas Test

    What ails Rohit and Watson? (50)

    Both batsmen seemingly have buckets of talent at their disposal and the backing of their captains, but soft dismissals relentlessly follow both around the Test arena