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Around the cricket world in 260 days

Apr 11, 2015: In the final leg of this globetrotting adventure, our correspondent and his wife take in more safaris than cricket in South Africa, and are overwhelmed by the World Cup experience

Subash Jayaraman

Whistle-stop World Cup

Apr 1, 2015: Taking cross-country trains across Australia to watch cricket's top tournament? Who does that?

Liam Cromar

Come fly with me

Mar 30, 2015: Our correspondent finds Hamilton's laid-back charm hard to resist, and summons up the courage to leap off the tallest building in the hemisphere

Sharda Ugra

The guard of honour made of sound

Mar 26, 2015: The atmosphere at Eden Park when New Zealand booked their place in the World Cup final was electric. It wasn't much different at the airport as the players left for Melbourne

Firdose Moonda

Former PM Hawke livens up Australia's training

Mar 23, 2015: Bob Hawke visited Australia's training session on Monday, and it wasn't long before the typical quips surfaced

Daniel Brettig in Sydney

A reunion, an anniversary, and '80s nostalgia

Mar 23, 2015: Our correspondent is relieved at not having to report on England. That way he can admire the beauty of New Zealand, and catch with up Curtly Ambrose

Andrew McGlashan

Cricket nerds in rugby territory

Mar 22, 2015: When the new, improved and cult-status-acquring Black Caps 2015 are playing in the World Cup quarter final in their home, the hordes are bound to gather at Sydney Kiwi haunt, the Harlequin pub

Sharda Ugra in Sydney

Ambrose 'speak to many man'

Mar 19, 2015: When Curtly Ambrose and Richard Hadlee are together it is the stories that make it special

Andrew McGlashan in Wellington

That familiar Guyanese accent

Mar 15, 2015: Fomer West Indies player Bruce Pairaudeau, who is 83, surprised the West Indies players during their training session on the eve of the UAE clash, after driving 300 kilometres with a friend from Hamilton, where he lives

Firdose Moonda in Napier

Taste tests, and snoozin' next to Sanath

Mar 15, 2015: Our correspondent displays horrific ignorance about the finer things in life, and begs for a lift to McDonald's

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Poems, paintings make for a Perfect Pitch

Mar 11, 2015: The most beguiling attraction in the Waikato Museum in Hamilton is the Perfect Pitch, an exhibition put together to celebrate the history of the Northern Districts Cricket Association

Sharda Ugra in Hamilton

Cricket shows off its moves in city of distractions

Mar 11, 2015: Even if it's just for the World Cup, cricket has encroached on rugby turf in New Zealand. Take Wellington, for instance, where a crash course in cricket lexicon can be found on bus stops, lamp posts and even a church wall

Firdose Moonda in Wellington

Heckled in Adelaide, cruising in Perth

Mar 8, 2015: Our correspondent is charmed by the rivers Torrens and Swan, and enjoys the public transport system in Australia even when things go wrong

Abhishek Purohit

A daft aroma, an ignorant finish

Mar 6, 2015: There is plenty to see and do around Napier - lovely ocean views, a gannet colony, a water park, cycling tracks through the sun-bathed countryside - but it's the Hawke's Bay's wine that is world famous

Andrew Fidel Fernando

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
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    England's swinging shooting star

Mark Nicholas: The boy from Burnley with magic in his wrist has surpassed all before him - we may be able to enjoy his skills for a few more years

ICC probe a challenge for SLC's clean-up act

Andrew Fidel Fernando: The decision to look into government interference in the board may have come at a time when there are signs of positive change

    Greenidge's brutal assault

Rewind: When Gordon Greenidge smashed a last-day double-hundred to win a Lord's Test

    'I still have to contribute to keep my ODI spot'

Azhar Ali looks ahead to his new role as Pakistan's ODI captain and talks about his leadership style. By Umar Farooq

The wrecking ball and the subtle knife

Jon Hotten: Ian Botham and James Anderson, England's leading wicket-takers, couldn't be more different from each other

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The day Richie died

Sharing a commentary box with Richie Benaud was an enriching, inspiring, and sometimes overwhelming experience

Dhoni the finisher put on ice

MS Dhoni's batting has shown signs of decline. The big hits have grown less frequent and there is a definite sense that we are seeing a most singular career winding down

Most maidens in a Test, and Australia's oldest players

Plus, MS Dhoni in chases, and most Test runs against England

'I still have to contribute to keep my place in the ODI side'

Azhar Ali looks ahead to his new role as Pakistan's ODI captain, talks about his leadership style and adjusting to the format

Mumbai lose Rohit in translation

The modern tactic is to hold the big hitter back in T20s, but Rohit Sharma is much more than that and using him at No. 4 means he has to play a game he is no longer used to

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