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Life is a papare, old chum

Dec 12, 2014: Our correspondent takes in a safari, runs into VVS Laxman, and gets his fill of a certain ubiquitous politician

Alan Gardner

Sri Lanka v England, 3rd ODI, Hambantota

Dodge the buffalo and you can have some fun

Dec 2, 2014: Cobras, elephants, a fierce cross-wind and some decent cricket are all in store in Sri Lanka's deep south

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Caribbean legends, Indian collapses

Nov 16, 2014: Part two of our correspondent's round-the-cricket-world diary is set either side of the Atlantic

Subash Jayaraman

The tea-maker to the stars, and the toughest job in cricket

Nov 11, 2014: Our correspondent takes in scenic drives, listens to legends of mobsters, and bids Bangladesh goodbye

Devashish Fuloria

The subcontinent shuffle

Nov 3, 2014: Our correspondent weaves through traffic, hones his auto-hailing skills, and finds food for sombre thought at the war museum

Devashish Fuloria

The backpacking cricket addict and cricket widow

Oct 11, 2014: Leaving behind a cushy life to go on a tour of the cricket world has so far been a journey of self-discovery and learning

Subash Jayaraman

Riding with Shastri, trailing Pink Floyd

Sep 9, 2014: Our correspondent cuts corners with train tickets, discovers Stoolball and tries to understand the Bristol dialect

Sidharth Monga

Not so grim up north

Aug 15, 2014: Manchester may be cold but there's music and memories, trams to take and ales to drink

Sidharth Monga

From swinging London to Maco country

Jul 29, 2014: Our correspondent walks and buses the streets of the English capital, and then heads for the coast

Sidharth Monga

Being on the Beeb and other stories

Jul 16, 2014: In which our correspondent is remembered by a former international cricketer, befriends a librarian, and talks horses with Ravindra Jadeja

Sidharth Monga

Abbey Road photographs, and Yorkshire hospitality

Jun 26, 2014: Our correspondent takes in tea at Lord's, fish and chips at Headingley, and a heady Sri Lankan series win

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Notes from a Dutch adventure

Apr 15, 2014: Netherlands had a roller-coaster ride in the World T20. Their coach looks back on their incredible wins, losses, late-night bonding, and pizza intake

As told to Firdose Moonda

Learning Bangla, describing Steyn

Apr 7, 2014: For our World T20 correspondent, one seems a little more challenging than the other

Alan Gardner

Cheers to Bangladesh

Mar 26, 2014: Our correspondent catches a sliver of Dhaka and lots of Chittagong on the first leg of the World T20

Alan Gardner

A bus with a view

Mar 6, 2014: Our correspondent makes good use of the many hours he spends sitting in buses stuck in traffic while travelling from Dhaka to Fatullah

Karthik Krishnaswamy

The pointy end

Mar 3, 2014: Our correspondent catches some tennis, comes to grips with oversize parathas, and watches a "milkshake challenge"

Kanishkaa Balachandran

When in Dubai

Feb 21, 2014: Our correspondent walks deserted streets, loses his way, and watches cricket's next generation go about their business

Kanishkaa Balachandran

'Very quiet' motels, and never-ending cheers

Feb 20, 2014: Our correspondent jogs along the Wellington waterfront and takes in views of Auckland as a memorable tour winds down

Abhishek Purohit

Tea garlands, spin demons, and a seven-wicket haul

Feb 18, 2014: How a team of sweating writers from England got through a joyous cricket tour that took in Colombo and Kandy

Nicholas Hogg

Deserted roads, labyrinthine stadiums, and Pacific delights

Feb 4, 2014: Our correspondent soaks in the gorgeous view of Hawke's Bay, and gets used to following traffic rules even when there are no vehicles in sight

Abhishek Purohit
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Kohli attains batting nirvana

Virat Kohli's innings on the final day transcended the conditions, the bowlers and his batting partners, and when it was all in vain, he displayed remarkable grace in defeat

Australia in good hands under proactive Smith

The new stand-in captain has the makings of a long-term leader, given his ability to stay ahead of the game

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