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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

Goodbye to Jacques, Durban and all that

Jan 2, 2014: The second leg of our correspondent's South Africa tour diary features steel bands, pelvic thrusts, Ethiopian food, and a low-key last innings

Sidharth Monga

Rain, marimbas and memorials

Dec 18, 2013: When great men die, it pours. And South Africans break into song and dance

Sidharth Monga

All hail the Basin and Mac the Magnificent

Mar 28, 2013: From the old-school charms of Wellington's ground to the big-city vibe of Auckland

Andrew McGlashan

Chills, thrills and family ties

Mar 12, 2013: Bracing weather, a picturesque landing, and men with famous surnames making their mark - they all feature in the first edition of our correspondent's New Zealand diary

Andrew McGlashan

A Melbourne Christmas

Jan 1, 2013: There's yummy food in Hobart, and lovely buildings in Australia's second-largest city. Too bad Sri Lanka don't quite show up for the second Test

Andrew Fernando
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How boring is boring cricket?

Probably not as much as boring periods in the likes of rugby, football and tennis, Russell Jackson thinks

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Manic one-day chases, and daddy partnerships

Also, most brothers in a Test XI, and the fastest to 20 ODI centuries

Has international cricket begun to break up?

The gap between the haves and the have-nots is growing wider, and the disenchantment is forcing a devaluation of Test cricket among weaker teams

Well worth the wait

Zulfiqar Babar missed five seasons between his first two first-class matches, and was 34 when he finally made his Test debut, but he is quickly making up for all the lost time with his artful left-arm spin

Younis Khan and the art of scoring hundreds

Out of 70 batsmen who've scored 15 or more Test hundreds only five are from Pakistan, but Younis Khan's appetite for hundreds matches that of some of the top contemporary batsmen

Australia outdone in every way

Surviving into the final session of the last day cannot disguise the fact that Australia's continued inability to play spin contributed to an all-round thrashing

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    Has international cricket begun to break up? (83)

    The gap between the haves and the have-nots is growing wider, and the disenchantment is forcing a devaluation of Test cricket among weaker teams

    Australia outdone in every way (51)

    Surviving into the final session of the last day cannot disguise the fact that Australia's continued inability to play spin contributed to an all-round thrashing

    Lyon low after high of 2013 (51)

    The offspinner was Australia's highest wicket-taker in 2013, but his form has dipped sharply this year

    Well worth the wait (36)

    Zulfiqar Babar missed five seasons between his first two first-class matches, and was 34 when he finally made his Test debut, but he is quickly making up for all the lost time with his artful left-arm spin

    No Ajmal, no problem for Pakistan (33)

    When a team loses its best bowler, it is expected that the team's performance will suffer. As usual, Pakistan defied the expectations