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The writers who came to play

Mar 3, 2015: Escaping the cold of England for a cricket tour and a wedding celebration in India: capital idea, no?

Nicholas Hogg

Inside the WACA scoreboard

Mar 2, 2015: It might be cramped, it might get hot in it, but it's part of the legend of the storied old ground

Abhishek Purohit in Perth

White Nights, grey skies and a Gayle shower

Mar 1, 2015: Our correspondent returns to familiar surroundings down under and learns that you need to pack mittens, even for the New Zealand summer

Firdose Moonda

This is the end

Feb 23, 2015: University Orientation week, with 20,000 students returning home after a long summer break, is probably not the best time to be visiting Dunedin

Andrew Fidel Fernando

It's as if you're in Wellington

Feb 20, 2015: Picket fencing. Old wooden benches. Grass banks. It could easily be the Basin Reserve in Wellington... but it's not

Abhishek Purohit

Where women glow and men plunder

Feb 19, 2015: Down under, the sun is hot, the creepy-crawlies king-size, and the conversations convivial

George Dobell

World Cup 2015

Hamilton lays the green carpet for the Cup

Feb 13, 2015: Being part of the event far outweighs the results and in Hamilton, they seem to have understood it perfectly as their gear up for their three big days in this competition

Firdose Moonda in Hamilton

Coast to coast, hunting a win

Feb 1, 2015: Our correspondent shuttles between Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth in the wake of Dhoni and Co

Sidharth Monga

Around Asia with a press pass

Jan 24, 2015: It's a subcontinent and Middle East special in part four as our correspondent takes in the UAE, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh on his world cricket tour

Subash Jayaraman

Roaches and pigeons, but no gulls

Jan 12, 2015: Our correspondent gets acquainted with Australian fauna, and refuses to answer questions about his wardrobe

Sidharth Monga

Into Tolkien country, turbulently

Jan 10, 2015: Our correspondent enjoys postcard-pretty New Zealand, rough landings and all

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Back home in Adelaide, boiling in Brissie

Dec 23, 2014: Our correspondent takes in experiences familiar and new on the first leg of India's tour down under

Sidharth Monga

Ranji in Ireland, Hazare in Mumbai

Dec 20, 2014: In part three, our correspondent takes in Dublin, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore and Chennai

Subash Jayaraman

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
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