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Brimful of Bangalore

Nov 23, 2015: It drips all week but our intrepid correspondent is not easily deterred

Firdose Moonda

Five puppies, four colleagues, two cities, one Test

Nov 11, 2015: Our correspondent samples Mumbai's nightlife, explores Chandigarh on two wheels, and makes canine friends

Firdose Moonda

Playing with Vaughany, spin with Warnie

Nov 6, 2015: Our correspondent rubs shoulders with the stars, and soaks up the desert sun of the UAE

Andrew McGlashan

The Sinhalese speakers club

Sep 3, 2015: What better place to brush up your language skills than the Sri Lankan capital?

Sharda Ugra

Planes, trains, tuk-tuks, and a meeting with the Malingas

Aug 19, 2015: From Colombo to Galle and back: a tale of wedding processions, rather large fish, and rickshaw roulette

Sharda Ugra

Nostalgic in Kolkata

May 28, 2015: Our correspondent heads to the city of his childhood, via MS Dhoni's home town

Arun Venugopal

Another day in Paradise

May 19, 2015: If it's Hyderabad, it's biryani first, business later

Amol Karhadkar

Up north, sans language or cap

May 14, 2015: Who goes to Raipur in May? Mad dogs and cricket correspondents

Alagappan Muthu

Art at the bus stand, offal on the plate

May 12, 2015: Spotting typos in political graffiti, using GPS to get to the next meal, getting complimented by India's greatest ever footballer: all in two weeks' work in Kolkata

Karthik Krishnaswamy

The agony of trying to watch an IPL game

Apr 26, 2015: With mayhem in the stands, and the PA blaring music non-stop, the only relief our correspondent finds is in the historic walled city of Ahmedabad

Sidharth Monga

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
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The country boy who moved a nation

Phillip Hughes' biography is a warm retelling of his early life in rural Australia, and how he dealt with the ups and downs of a short career

Channel nine

The Cricket Monthly: Ben Pobjie writes of a father-son bond, in his letter from Cranbourne, Australia
TCM November issue

    'We're a serious cricket team'

Liam Brickhill: Should Zimbabwe Women qualify for the World T20, it will be a sign of how the game has progressed in the country in recent years

The kinaesthetic beauty of timing

Sankaran Krishna: When batsmen transfer their body weight and movement precisely into the point of contact between bat and ball, the results can be glorious

Azhar needs to step up and take charge

Ahmer Naqvi: Pakistan's batting and bowling tactics have been a bit of a mishmash; the captain needs to make sure the whole exceeds the sum of the parts

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The difference between Nagpur and Nottingham

One home advantage is not better or worse than the other, but this pitch had variable turn, bounce and pace to go with the fact that pitches that turn from ball one get worse with time

India's pace puzzle: Aaron or Umesh?

With India playing most of their Test cricket at home over the next 18 months, they will have to choose between their two quickest bowlers most of the time. A tricky choice, given Varun Aaron and Umesh Yadav's hit or miss tendencies

'Ridiculous waste of time and wrong decision'

In five minutes, Nathan Lyon was twice ruled not-out, controversially. The Twitter world did not hold back

Ross Taylor treats himself

How Ross Taylor reconciled with New Zealand cricket and made the highest score by a visiting batsman in Australia

A six-ton Test, and Imran's prolific 30s

Plus: most runs in a Test by a New Zealander, and c&b by the same bowler twice in a Test

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