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Future imperfect

Oct 8, 2008: The rise of Twenty20 and of India's power are challenging English cricket's ability to function independently

Some young, some old, some homegrown

Sep 24, 2008: What sort of team composition does a successful county side need?

Wet end not mandatory

Sep 10, 2008: The rain has ravaged the season, but there are still chances of a good finish to the County Championship

Men behaving badly

Aug 27, 2008: The standards of player conduct have slipped in the county game, and umpires and captains are content to turn a blind eye

Who cares for county cricket?

Aug 13, 2008: The players, certainly; the fans, to an extent; but the media hardly do; and on the evidence of it, the selectors aren't considering performances on the circuit either

The case of the empty cupboard

Jul 30, 2008: England are gravely short of depth, and the debate over qualification criteria is making the issue more vexed

The rich get richer

Jul 16, 2008: Why the new proposal for an English Premier League will benefit the big counties and grounds and leave the rest vulnerable

Two-innings time again

Jul 2, 2008: England's top six don't seem to be making the switch to the longer version quickly enough

Three's the charm

Jun 18, 2008: The drawing power of Twenty20 offers the ECB an opportunity to streamline the number of English domestic competitions

Spread it over the summer

Jun 4, 2008: The ECB and the counties may be keen on a midsummer Twenty20 competition, but there's merit in having one that runs across the season instead

Spongers or smart operators?

May 21, 2008: Leicestershire's avowed strategy is to build a core group of senior overseas pros as mentors for young English talent

The overseas invasion

May 7, 2008: The idea of foreign players in county cricket is not intrinsically bad, but surely there have to be limits to the influx

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The call of the long haul

Apr 23, 2008: England's top six could do worse than get their heads down and churn out the hard yards rather than dream of IPL cash

City or county?

Apr 9, 2008: In the first instalment of his new fortnightly column on Cricinfo, Christopher Martin-Jenkins looks at how the ECB has to decide whether it wants to react to the IPL with a franchise-based Twenty20 league of its own

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    A forklift driver with a Test cap

Fast bowler Indika Gallage went wicketless in his only Test for Sri Lanka, in 1999, but he remains active as a club cricketer in Melbourne

    Reifer calls it

The world's youngest international umpire, from a cricket family of some renown in Barbados, is looking to make his mark on the Elite Panel

    'Virat proves that sound technique can bring success in all formats'

Delivering the Dilip Sardesai memorial lecture, VVS Laxman talks about day-night Tests, and India's rise under Virat Kohli

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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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India's unbeaten streak and Santner's double

Stats highlights from the first Test between India and New Zealand in Kanpur

Ravindra Jadeja, maker of differences

A 41-run stand for the last wicket, and three tail-end wickets in one over. That is the very definition of "crucial" in a low-scoring contest

The debate about Pujara's strike-rate

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

New DRS rule for lbws is great news for bowlers

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

An all-time India Test XI chosen by our readers

A modern look to India's all-time XI selected on the occasion of the country's 500th Test

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