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Aakash Chopra looks at various aspects of cricket from a player's perspective
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West Indies v India, tri-series, Port-of-Spain

What makes Bhuvneshwar a threat?

Jul 6, 2013: On the face of it Bhuvneshwar Kumar has no quality that's likely to catch a layman's fancy. But face him with a bat in hand and you'll know his worth

Aakash Chopra at Queen's Park Oval

The Malinga threat

Jun 20, 2013: India's batsmen will need to find a way to overcome Sri Lanka's most potent weapon

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What's up with the conditions in England?

Jun 13, 2013: It's early summer - isn't the ball supposed to dart around corners?

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Dhoni and the art of controlling an IPL match

May 3, 2013: As the game proceeds at breakneck speed around him, his ingenious use of resources often catches the eye

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How does one bowl to Chris Gayle?

Apr 27, 2013: Mission impossible? Not quite

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Unravelling the Narine mystery

Apr 13, 2013: How does the KKR offspinner continue to bamboozle batsmen? Because he knows when to bowl what

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In praise of the offspinner

Mar 7, 2013: They have had it stacked against them but props to them for evolving and keeping their art valid

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Deconstructing Graeme Smith

Feb 28, 2013: How has South Africa's captain lasted so long with a technique that shouldn't work in Test cricket?

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The four horsemen of the apocalypse

Feb 11, 2013: The fast bowlers who form South Africa's attack are all right-armers, but each poses a different challenge to the batsman

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Why England's spinners are better

Dec 13, 2012: A look at why Panesar and Swann have outbowled Ojha and Ashwin in India

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Reverse psychology

Dec 10, 2012: Playing reverse swing is as much of an art as any other in cricket

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Keep it outside off

Nov 22, 2012: England's bowlers need to be more aware of the lines they bowl at different stages of an innings in India

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Gambhir's problem is mindset, not technique

Nov 14, 2012: In Test cricket he needs to find a way of controlling instincts that have been successful for him in the limited-overs game

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Memo to Sehwag

Nov 12, 2012: He needs to remember, when he gets to 30 or 40, that he isn't playing like he used to

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The low arts of Shane Watson

Oct 3, 2012: His ability to get down and under the ball has been key to his success on the subcontinent

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Zaheer's old-ball problem

Sep 27, 2012: He isn't making it talk like he used to in his heyday. Is poor fitness to blame?

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The Kohli method

Sep 13, 2012: His numbers are phenomenal, and that's thanks largely to his ability to make a plan and stick to it

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India v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Bangalore, 3rd day

How Southee outsmarted India

Sep 2, 2012: Using his height, action and intelligence, Tim Southee has set himself to become New Zealand's long-term leader of the pace pack

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Be bold, decisive: How NZ should play Indian spin

Aug 29, 2012: A quick course on playing spin in the subcontinent

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Laxman the revolutionary

Aug 21, 2012: You could marvel at VVS Laxman's unorthodox style as long as you didn't try it at home

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Playing alongside Adam Sanford

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    Cook's clarity breeds resilience

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The greatest slip catcher

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'I made it clear that I was here to win the IPL'

Ricky Ponting talks about Mumbai Indians' amazing turnaround, his relationship with Harbhajan Singh, and being part of perhaps the most star studded coaching line-up in cricket

Most runs on day one, and the Gavaskar-Hannan Sarkar connection

Also: making 600 and not winning, and lopsided contributions in a team's innings

'There's too much lip service about the sanctity of Test cricket'

Michael Holding on his regrets over West Indies' behaviour in New Zealand in 1980, why Mohammad Amir deserves a second chance, and how crazy workloads are killing cricket

Short format, long partnerships

The five pairs who have added the most runs in Twenty20s

'I have moved on and I am not afraid' - Ahsan Raza

Pakistan umpire Ahsan Raza suffered severe injuries during the attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore. Six years later, he is eager to officiate his first international game at home

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