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Him against the world

May 19, 2013: Even at the height of his success with the national side, Sreesanth was a lonely cricketer who felt hard done by

Ajay Shankar

Canada looks to come in from the cold

Apr 8, 2013: The national team is in tatters right now and the board still isn't efficiently run, but the new president is hoping things are going to change

Faraz Sarwat

Saeed Ajmal and the art of the pause

Mar 10, 2013: Why Pakistan's lead bowler is like an Argentinian football midfielder

SB Tang

Once upon a twinkle-toed debut

Feb 21, 2013: A little over eight years ago, a young Australian made a dream debut in Bangalore. Now he returns as captain

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

The problem with women's cricket in India

Feb 13, 2013: It's not played by schoolgirls, so where will the talent feed for U-19 and state cricket come from?

Ananya Upendran

Zimbabwe cricket in familiar strife again

Feb 9, 2013: A decade since the "death of democracy" protest, the country's cricket struggles with issues of race, politics, and player alienation

Liam Brickhill

Mixed cricket? No thanks, boys

Jan 20, 2013: Sarah Taylor's possible inclusion in the Sussex men's 2nd XI is not an aspirational move for women's cricket as a whole

Raf Nicholson

Growing up with Sachin

Dec 24, 2012: How Tendulkar helped a generation of Indians make sense of their lives

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

What is momentum anyway?

Dec 20, 2012: The m-word gets thrown about a lot in cricket, but what does it really mean?

John Hotten

New Zealand in Sri Lanka 2012/13

Young attack product of injury crisis

Nov 30, 2012: An experienced crop of bowlers should be available but their over-coaching has forced New Zealand to turn to youth - a policy that looks to be unexpectedly working

Iain O'Brien

Bowling in India? Don't get bored

Nov 22, 2012: The former Australia quick on what a fast bowler needs to do to succeed in hostile Indian conditions

Jason Gillespie

The limited-overs batsman who revolutionised Test cricket

Nov 22, 2012: Sehwag's ability to use skills seemingly made for ODIs in the long game, and his instinct and fearlessness make him one of cricket's most compelling sights

John Wright

Remember Saj?

Nov 18, 2012: He was picked on the basis that international cricket needed bowlers who bowled fast. But while the prognosis was the right one, Mahmood wasn't

John Hotten

The two Gabbas

Nov 7, 2012: Brisbane's Test pitch is a different animal from the ones used in Shield games. An insider explains why

Chris Hartley

Is he any good?

Oct 27, 2012: Where does one begin to rate the merits of a batsman in regard to his peers? It can only be a work in progress

Alex Bowden

What to do when autumn approaches

Oct 11, 2012: The end of a season (or a career) can be a disorienting, disconcerting time for a cricketer

Iain O'Brien

It's not just about the results

Sep 25, 2012: More important than the numbers you chalk up as a player is gaining personal mastery of yourself - as a cricketer and a person

Paddy Upton

Imran Nazir's last chance

Sep 23, 2012: He has got several chances over his decade-plus in the international game, but this World Twenty20 could be his last opportunity to make a mark

Mazher Arshad

It's not the ego

Sep 12, 2012: Cricketers often try to mask their diffidence and insecurities behind their sunglasses and strut

Iain O'Brien

Farewell Robert Croft the thinker spinner

Sep 11, 2012: He has been a great servant for club and country - now Croft's job is to help cultivate Glamorgan's next generation

Edward Bevan
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'He's got no real weaknesses'

Modern Masters: Rahul Dravid and Sanjay Manjrekar discuss Jacques Kallis' terrific record in all conditions

    'You don't decline the Australian captaincy'

Seventy-nine-year-old Ian Craig talks about the "next Bradman" tag, and how Jeff Thomson caused him to retire young

    India's opening conundrum

Numbers Game: In the last three-and-half-years, India's opening combinations have averaged 18 per partnership overseas, with only one 50-plus stand in 35 attempts

    In Larwood country

Diary: Our correspondent makes his way from Trent Bridge to Nuncargate to find out more about one of England's most fearsome fast bowlers. By Sidharth Monga

Are you born to captain?

Nicholas Hogg: Are some people just made to lead and the rest to follow? Let's examine the case of the two Captains Cook

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Defensive captains' extended test

The duration of the Test series will allow Alastair Cook and MS Dhoni to reassess the strategies, or provide enough time to get thoroughly exposed

India look for their Indian summer

Billboards are calling the series England's Indian Summer, but it is India who are looking for that period of warmth, redemption after the last whitewash, for they have seen how bleak the winter that can follow is

India's bowling leader conundrum

The present Indian bowling line-up will tackle its first five-Test series without the proven guidance of Zaheer Khan, their bowling captain. India had unravelled without him in 2011. Will they do better this time around?

South Africa face the Kallis question

Accommodation for a great player like Jacques Kallis should be made with careful consideration and South Africa cannot get carried away with sentiment

Bevan's best, and a combined Indo-Pak team

A look back at five high-profile exhibition matches

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    India look for their Indian summer (87)

    Billboards are calling the series England's Indian Summer, but it is India who are looking for that period of warmth, redemption after the last whitewash, for they have seen how bleak the winter that can follow is

    India's bowling leader conundrum (44)

    The present Indian bowling line-up will tackle its first five-Test series without the proven guidance of Zaheer Khan, their bowling captain. India had unravelled without him in 2011. Will they do better this time around?

    South Africa face the Kallis question (42)

    Accommodation for a great player like Jacques Kallis should be made with careful consideration and South Africa cannot get carried away with sentiment

    What spinners should know about bowling in England (35)

    Bide your time, put your body behind each delivery, and play with the batsman's mind

    Five key head-to-heads (33)

    From two embattled captains to the challenge for India's openers against the new ball, ESPNcricinfo picks five contests that could determine the series