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Aakash Chopra looks at various aspects of cricket from a player's perspective
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What's the verdict on the pink ball in Indian conditions?

Jun 22, 2016: Visibility is good, so is durability, and while it does swing a fair amount, it ought to spin as well

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How Kohli rules T20

May 5, 2016: He cannot match the big hitters for power, but his numbers are as good as theirs - if not better

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Why Gambhir and Uthappa have clicked for KKR

Apr 16, 2016: The adjustments they have made to their techniques have made it tougher for bowlers to exploit what were once these batsmen's weaknesses

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What makes Pakistan's left-armers a handful

Mar 2, 2016: Apart from creating awkward angles to right-hand batsmen, Amir, Wahab and Irfan each manage to pose questions with their distinctive skills

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Why unorthodox actions are successful

Feb 11, 2016: The novelty ensures that batsmen do not react as quickly as they do against bowlers with conventional actions

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The evolution of Virat Kohli into a complete batsman

Feb 1, 2016: He worked to improve as a batsman, mastering his weakness against the short ball, and learning new strokes even though he was successful without them

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Bailey's closed stance: the pros and cons

Jan 18, 2016: It helps the batsman play many more big shots, but the cost is high

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Why South Africa's shut shop was incredible

Dec 12, 2015: Their decision to block every delivery in Delhi required not just discipline but also infinite amounts of concentration, patience, adaptability and excellent technique

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What's Shikhar Dhawan's problem?

Nov 24, 2015: He goes through long barren patches between big scores. Can he change his technique without harming his fast-paced batting?

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The method behind Sehwag's madness

Oct 26, 2015: There was a lot more to Virender Sehwag than see ball, hit ball

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How Zaheer became deadly

Oct 18, 2015: A county stint helped him add variety to his high-quality left-arm pace and taught him to bowl within himself when wickets seemed scarce

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Deconstructing Rohit

Oct 2, 2015: He's delightful to watch because he makes batting look easy, but there are some gaps in his technique in the long form

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Why a wide stance can be a problem

Sep 26, 2015: Increasingly Indian batsmen seem to be choosing to stand with their feet far apart in the crease

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Sangakkara: a mix of modern and orthodox

Aug 19, 2015: He embraced the current practice of playing an all-out aggressive game without sacrificing the strong technique he grew up with

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Why Clarke might not be as good against spin as we think

Aug 2, 2015: The Australian captain is considered world-class against spin, but his numbers in Asia suggest he has some chinks in his armour

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Mustafizur and the art of the cutter

Jul 30, 2015: What makes this innocuous-seeming bowler so difficult to handle?

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Alastair Cook's mind games

Jul 28, 2015: Was the England captain's slump in form brought on by issues of technique or by a cluttered mind?

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The Rogers method

Jul 15, 2015: The lack of a backlift restricts the Australian opener's range of strokes, especially the drive, but he has managed to use his limitations to his advantage

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Will we see the Harbhajan of old?

Jun 9, 2015: India's leading offspinner of the 2000s fell away because of his tendency to overuse the doosra. Can he make enough of an impact in Bangladesh?

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How aggression pays off for McCullum

Mar 20, 2015: As a batsman, he's bent on taking the fight to the opposition, and it's much the same with his captaincy

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