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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

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
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In 2000, New Zealand won the ICC Knockout in Nairobi, but the coach behind that achievement, David Trist, is largely forgotten. By Brydon Coverdale

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Srinath Sripath spends the evening of the tournament final in a Mumbai pub and comes away enlightened

Accommodating the IPL

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The heart-stoppers

Which are the most thrilling T20 internationals ever played? Anantha Narayanan looks at the stats
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The hinterland of 40

Jon Hotten: At Lord's we saw three in-between scores of the sort that are as likely to annoy the selectors as excite them

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AB de Villiers misses out on ESPNcricinfo's all-time IPL XI

Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Sunil Narine and Lasith Malinga make up the overseas roster, while MS Dhoni captains the side

Smith, Dhoni central to Pune's turnaround

There were rumours about Rising Pune being a bickering and uninterested unit because of off-field decisions, but amid the noise, the think-tank addressed the underlying issue of how to win games

Dhoni destroys and delights Mumbai

MS Dhoni was far from his best leading into and in this game. But when the ball was put in his half, that hardly mattered - much to the delight of even staunch Mumbai Indians fans

Washington Sundar thinks his way to success

For someone so young, with no big variations, the Pune offspinner has done remarkably well thanks to his clarity of thought

A history of the Champions Trophy in seven matches

A look at some of the games that summed up the themes the tournament has come to embody over the years

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