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How do you judge a coach?

May 8, 2016: Results aside, especially in Pakistan, the board's cooperation and the sociopolitical climate make a difference to how a coach fares

Ahmer Naqvi

The glamorous life of a Test match bowler

Dec 7, 2015: Sleepless nights, pills, pain, stiffness, sweat, toil, and some more pain - welcome to a day in the life

Iain O'Brien

What happens in a batting collapse

Nov 9, 2015: The mood inside the dressing room turns sour, and batsmen forget to play the way they normally do. It doesn't have to be like that

Iain O'Brien

Zaheer Khan retires

Zaheer of Nairobi

Oct 17, 2015: Back in 2000, he was at the centre of an image that has since become iconic for Indian fast bowling

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

What makes the VJD method the superior rain rule

Jun 25, 2015: The creator of the alternative to the Duckworth-Lewis method explains why VJD targets are more responsive to runs scored by the team batting first

V Jayadevan

New Zealand are more than a product of McCullum

Jun 20, 2015: The team now has the right line-up of players, playing to the right plan. It is not merely conforming to the image of its captain

Iain O'Brien

Why DLS trumps VJD

Jun 2, 2015: The man behind the revision to the Duckworth-Lewis method explains why the upgraded system works better than its closest competitor

Steven Stern

Contracts for Indian women: better late than never

May 27, 2015: The BCCI has been refreshingly proactive in proposing annual contracts for women, but it remains to be seen if it will deliver on its promises

Anupriya

Why the Ranji Trophy needs first-innings points

May 26, 2015: Pushing for result-oriented games is a good move, but scrapping the reward for going ahead in the first innings could be detrimental in a number of ways

Ajit Agarkar

What Sylvester Clarke taught me

May 12, 2015: How a batsman haunted by nightmares of facing fast bowling put his demons behind him

Alan Butcher

How I learnt to love the IPL

May 10, 2015: A cricketer from quieter climes gets thrown into a cauldron of sensory overload

Iain O'Brien

What US cricket needs to do: a player's view

Apr 30, 2015: Cricket has not been able to capture USA's attention the way other amateur sports like lacrosse and rugby have done. What can the USACA do to try and change that?

Usman Shuja

Where has Pakistan's aggression gone?

Apr 23, 2015: Attacking play - particularly bowling - has been the team's hallmark down the decades, but not anymore it would seem

Ramiz Raja

South Africa need a new narrative

Apr 6, 2015: To break their World Cup hoodoo, they need a new philosophy and paradigm of thinking, resulting in a new way of being on and off the cricket field

Dr Ken Jennings

Does a ten-team World Cup make financial sense?

Mar 6, 2015: Not really. Contrary to the ICC's claim that it will provide more money for the development of the game

Russell Degnan

Drop-in pitches will nullify home advantage

Feb 14, 2015: Portable pitches in Australia tend to be more benign, which will help subcontinent teams acclimatise quicker in the World Cup

Michael Bevan

It's the culture of West Indies cricket administration that needs changing

Feb 10, 2015: There have been no repercussions within the West Indies board over the abandonment of the India tour. Till it's held accountable, things will not improve

Michael Holding

World Cup 2015

Bats, boundaries, behaviour - cricket's big issues

Feb 5, 2015: The World Cup should be big and beautiful, just like bats and playing surfaces - and don't let yourself get worked up if tempers fray

Mark Butcher

Different skills for different formats

Jan 31, 2015: ODI cricket brought better fielding and quicker scoring to the fore. T20 has taken that progression to the extreme

Michael Bevan

How to construct a one-day chase

Jan 26, 2015: Focus on targets smaller than winning the match, and back your tailenders to deliver for you

Michael Bevan
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The themes of redemption and rehabilitation had been a constant companion for Pakistan in the build-up to what proved to be an epic first Test, but it was only in that moment of victory that the true significance of their 75-run win could be understood

Keep calm. Misbah is here

Pakistan's thrilling triumph at Lord's was underscored by their captain's serenity

West Indies need to paper over bowling cracks

The hosts' pace attack, with a combined experience of 31 Tests and 56 wickets, is a candidate for being their weakest ever, yet India cannot simply show up and expect to win

An accident waiting to happen

England played a full part in a compelling Test, but if they are to continue to evolve as a Test side the top order has to shape matches

Masters of making the ball talk

The one constant in Pakistan cricket is the inherent quality and variety of the bowling. The use of the ball, its leather and its seam, is a culture, forensically explored and widely envied

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