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Bring on the exorcism

Dec 16, 2008: South Africa have been better in Australia than their recent results there indicate. Will they finally lay the ghosts to rest this time?

Colin Bryden

Pakistan's missed opportunity

Dec 15, 2008: If the PCB had capitalised on its marquee team in the 80s and 90s, Pakistan would perhaps not be world cricket's outcast today

Ramiz Raja

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
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Shelf life

Libraries and museums add to the game's lustre, but not many have figured out how to keep up with the times. By Scott Oliver
The Cricket Monthly March issue

    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

Diary: Mohammad Isam tucks into the joys Sri Lanka offers, and is on hand for an epic win for his team

Are statistical targets the right motivation?

Scott Oliver: Pre-season anticipation often inspires one to set goals, but when this takes the form of chasing numbers, the effect can be stultifying

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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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

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

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

The weirdness of Maxwell's proper Test innings

On a pitch most suited for him on this tour, David Warner, the T20-specialist-turned-Test star, got his eye in and then played a wasteful shot. The grown-up knock came from another T20 specialist, instead: Glenn Maxwell

Paint my love

Sudhir Gautam, uber Tendulkar fan, is now rooting for a new sport

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