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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

What makes Warner snap?

Jan 20, 2015: His tendency to get in opponents' faces has been in focus in recent weeks. Do we know what is motivating this behaviour?

Iain O'Brien

Why punish the West Indies players when the administration is to blame?

Dec 23, 2014: As ever, the West Indies board has taken the short-term view and removed supposedly troublesome players instead of recognising its own incompetence

Michael Holding

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
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    Come fly with me

Diaries: Sharda Ugra finds Hamilton's laid-back charm hard to resist, and summons up the courage to leap off the tallest building in the hemisphere

    What did we learn from this World Cup?

That there is a place for proper batsmanship in ODIs, that New Zealand punch above their weight, and that taking wickets wins you matches. By Ed Smith

    New Zealand's greatest almost

Jarrod Kimber: Led by their fearless captain, New Zealand threw themselves at this World Cup and came as close as they ever have done to greatness

    'A Test team shouldn't automatically qualify for the World Cup'

Match Point: Michael Holding, Ian Chappell and Ajit Agarkar on ways to make the tournament better

When defeats haunt

Nicholas Hogg: In close matches you ponder over the what-could-have-beens; in a one-sided game, the past is put to rest quickly

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Wet weather dulls India's threat perception

The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to

From 110 to 150 kph, the Wahab Riaz story

As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before

The battle of the bullies

This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves

Dhoni masters numbers game to crack ODI code

Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager

Time slips by South Africa once again

It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.

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    The battle of the bullies (236)

    This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves

    India swept away by Australia's depth (183)

    India's Plan A in this World Cup had worked flawlessly over seven matches. When they came up against the toughest opponents in the World Cup, however, they were left scrambling for a back-up plan

    Time slips by South Africa once again (147)

    It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.

    Wet weather dulls India's threat perception (140)

    The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to

    The greatest time of our lives (137)

    Whatever happens, the Australia-New Zealand World Cup final at the MCG will be the most divine fun