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Obsolete and essential

Dec 9, 2008: South Africa may not really need Jacques Kallis' runs at the moment, but he is a long way from being dispensable just yet

Robert Houwing

A player of two parts

Oct 17, 2008: Why the man who now holds the record for the most runs in Tests is two batsmen in one

Suresh Menon

Nowhere man

Oct 15, 2008: Why the Ryan McLaren issue has implications for English and South African cricket

Neil Manthorp

Elegy for the long player

Oct 3, 2008: India's big five battle on because that's what they do best. We can't expect them to suddenly stop believing and switch off

Rohit Brijnath

A dose of vitriol

Sep 17, 2008: Almost every attempt by Norman Arendse to sound placatory and reasonable during his resignation press conference was followed instantly by something contradictory

Neil Manthorp

More than money

Sep 17, 2008: The exodus of Bangladesh players to the ICL is not so much about money as about a feeling of insecurity and neglect

Utpal Shuvro

Is Sehwag great yet?

Aug 15, 2008: Up there with the Gavaskars and Tendulkars? Just where does India's gonzo opener stand in his country's batting pantheon?

Suresh Menon

Biff collars the respect

Aug 12, 2008: Even his fiercest critics will now have to salute Graeme Smith

Robert Houwing

Poor leadership breeds poor results

Jul 25, 2008: A captain who doesn't merit his place, a coach who isn't delivering the needed results, and a board that doesn't know how to govern. Pakistan have plenty going against them of late

Ramiz Raja

Feuding barons, tottering Aussie

Jul 21, 2008: The Bradshaw-Stewart Twenty20 proposal was good for the game and the fans, but it collided with the ECB's prime directive

William Buckland

Don't punish cricket for Mugabe's sins

Jul 1, 2008: Why banning Zimbabwe from the game for political reasons isn't the way to go

John Traicos

A fan's dilemma

May 7, 2008: Just which team does one cheer for in the IPL? A cricket watcher agonises

Soumya Bhattacharya

Too legit to quit

May 5, 2008: The first two weeks of the IPL have proved that while Twenty20 is far from perfect, it is a valid form in its own right with its own unique attractions and pleasures

Lawrence Booth

Big across the border

Apr 3, 2008: The ICL is being lapped up in Pakistan. It helps that they have a team of their own to root for

Saad Shafqat

Footwork my foot

Apr 2, 2008: In the light of Sehwag's latest blitzkrieg, it is worth asking: what value does technical correctness in general, and footwork in particular, hold these days?

Suresh Menon

Opportunity, choice and the IPL

Mar 13, 2008: Talk about silly money all you like, but the bottomline is, the IPL will bring competition and the rules of the market into cricket - and that can't be bad

Amit Varma

The Wisden Cricketer - March 2008

The 30-year catfight

Feb 29, 2008: New Zealand may be in the dungeons of the Test championship, but when it comes to sniping and infighting they are world leaders

Richard Boock

The Wisden Cricketer - March 2008

Still red in tooth and claw

Feb 24, 2008: Never mind the retirements, reports of Australia's decline are exaggerated

Kevin Mitchell

The unwanted revolution

Feb 9, 2008: The ECB's proposed player-rotation policy will be impossible to implement, not to mention unfair to the players and fans

Angus Fraser

Wake up and smell the prejudice

Feb 1, 2008: In the wake of Monkeygate, Indians must confront the ugly fact that they are racist - unconsciously or otherwise

Soumya Bhattacharya
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Cheteshwar Pujara's strike rate has been a worry over the last 30 months, but much of it is to do with his inability to score against pace when playing overseas

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The new DRS protocol for reviewing not-out lbw decisions came into effect on September 22. Life is going to get harder for batsmen, and here's why

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