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The everlasting wiles of Mohammad Asif

Nov 5, 2016: Is he still as good as he was before his exile? More or less, and the swagger and attitude are intact, but at nearly 34, his body might be the weak link

Ahmer Naqvi

New Zealand were in at the deep end

Oct 15, 2016: Their schooling against spin is far from adequate, so they need to learn on the job, at the highest level

Iain O'Brien

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
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    What Ranchi tells us about bat sizes

Mark Nicholas: Cricket is so much more than big hits and big runs. Hence the need to stop the march of big bats

    Good in Galle, great in Colombo

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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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Shami question part of India's rare green-pitch musings

Three days ahead of the fourth Test, the surface at the HPCA Stadium wore a smattering of grass. Will that, or Mohammed Shami's availability, subject to fitness, change India's combination?

Pujara plays India's longest innings

Stats highlights from the fourth day in Ranchi, where Cheteshwar Pujara batted for ages and the Australians toiled like they haven't had to in many years

Ashwin's late entry poses questions

Did Virat Kohli get his tactics right on the final day in Ranchi? Going by his fast bowlers' lines and R Ashwin's late introduction, the Indian captain took a few puzzling calls

India break down another big total

For the third time this home season, the team took the lead after its opposition put up 400 batting first but the Ranchi effort was special

Father-son duos, and tenth-wicket stand heroics

Also, which players have the most half-centuries without ever having made a hundred?

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