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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

Memories and memorabilia

Dec 6, 2012: Plenty of sporting history is on display wherever our correspondent heads on the last leg of her Australia tour

Firdose Moonda

Sydney, Brissie, Ritchie

Nov 17, 2012: Get a load of the east coast, and a furore about racism, on the first leg of our correspondent's Australia tour

Firdose Moonda

Five days of coaching in Kabul

Oct 21, 2012: A cricket academy director travels to Afghanistan for a camp and returns inspired

Martin Gleeson

Battling school-time traffic, and a birthday by the sea

Oct 9, 2012: Our correspondent experiences the moods of victory and defeat, courtesy the captains' press conferences

Abhishek Purohit

Splitting bread five ways

Oct 6, 2012: A touring journalist's life isn't one to envy, especially during dinner time

Abhishek Purohit

Sri Lanka? Here we go again

Sep 23, 2012: If you're covering a global cricket event, there will be plenty of running around, dodging cricket balls, flattering the hotel staff and walking uphill

Abhishek Purohit

Picking Player of the Tournament with Pistol and Roshan

Aug 30, 2012: And other glamorous outings for a reporter covering the Under-19 World Cup

George Binoy

Watching cricket, tennis-style

Aug 23, 2012: Also: magpie-spotting, barramundi-eating, and interviewing players clad in towels

George Binoy

History done two ways

Aug 22, 2012: The past smacks you in the face when you're in England; and South Africa make their own history too

Firdose Moonda

Hey, there's a World Cup on

Aug 13, 2012: But rugby and the Olympics are what everybody's taking about in Australia

George Binoy
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The man who could do everything

Garry Sobers turns 80 this month. Players, writers and commentators share their favourite stories of him
The Cricket Monthly July issue

    Love and longing at the Rec

As the Carnival brings life to the Antigua Recreation Ground, nostalgia for its cricketing legacy envelopes you. By Karthik Krishnaswamy

    The case for four-day Tests

Tim Wigmore: Shorter matches spell good news for spectators and broadcasters. Cricket has a little to lose and a whole lot to gain by truncating its premier format

    Can Williamson achieve greatness in captaincy?

If the New Zealander can carry forward the high standards he has set as a batsman into his leadership, he could finish as the country's finest cricketer

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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Loose West Indies succumb to Ashwin's wiles

One after another, the hosts' batsmen attempted questionable flicks and drives in their second innings, disregarding the drift and dip the offspinner was generating

Ashwin emulates Botham with ton and seven-for

Stats highlights from the fourth day's play in Antigua where Ashwin's maiden five-wicket haul outside Asia bowled India to an innings victory

Kohli's banner day in Antigua

Stats highlights from the first day of the Antigua Test, where Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan stole the show from the hosts

Remembering West Indies' last major series win

Against India in 2002, Hooper, Dillon, Chanderpaul and Co. gave their fans something to cheer about

Manjrekar: 'Kohli reminds me of Tendulkar'

Former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar analyses the various aspects of the first day's play in Antigua

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