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Aakash Chopra looks at various aspects of cricket from a player's perspective
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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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The Philander puzzle

Aug 19, 2012: He found overwhelming success in his first seven Tests but is now struggling in England. It's all to do with the nuts and bolts of how he bowls

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