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Mashrafe Mortaza

'I'm a big fan of McGrath's consistency'

Jan 15, 2013: Champion tree-climber, swimmer and one-time fast driver Mashrafe Mortaza talks about the things that make him tick

Interview by Mohammad Isam

L Balaji

'The whole Gaddafi Stadium was chanting my name'

Dec 18, 2012: L Balaji got plenty of fans when he toured Pakistan in 2004. Shoaib Akhtar wasn't one of them

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

Suresh Raina

'I'm tired of being asked who I am dating'

Nov 29, 2012: But ask him to sing to you or to wear a red blazer over his yellow Chennai jersey, and Suresh Raina will oblige

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

Ronnie Hira

'I'd like to be a bit taller'

Nov 3, 2012: Ronnie Hira is tired of short-people jokes, and of being called Ron Weasley

Interview by Andrew Fernando

Murali Kartik

'Every time I go to the washroom I have a shower'

Sep 24, 2012: Don't go greeting Murali Kartik if you've just had a roll in the mud. And don't ask him what he did to be kept out of the Indian squad either

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

Yasir Arafat

'I'm a green belt in karate'

Sep 4, 2012: Yasir Arafat travels the world to play T20. When he's not trying to memorise the names of his team-mates, he enjoys playing football and watching boxing

Interview by Jack Wilson

Kevin O'Brien

'I have no desire to play for England'

Aug 6, 2012: Nor does Kevin O'Brien wish to auction the bat with which he scored the fastest World Cup century, a feat that got him an award nomination and a book

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

Charlotte Edwards

'I wish I was playing in the Olympics'

Jul 23, 2012: Other things you should know about Charlotte Edwards: she's a sports fan, loves her ketchup, and idolised Steve Waugh

Interview by Jack Wilson

Geraint Jones

'I don't care if it wasn't out'

Jul 2, 2012: Geraint Jones remembers the catch he took to end Edgbaston 2005, but little of the celebrations that followed

Interview by Jack Wilson

Jacob Oram

'I didn't grow up wanting to play cricket'

Jun 19, 2012: Jacob Oram on not having any cricket heroes, and which Chris Martin he'd rather bat with

Interview by Faraz Sarwat

Ajmal Shahzad

'When I was younger I used to bowl like Shoaib'

Jun 4, 2012: Grilled-chicken fiend Ajmal Shahzad is quite the mimic when it comes to other bowlers

Interview by Myles Hodgson

Morne Morkel

'Who's my bunny? Wait and see'

May 28, 2012: He's not naming any names, but all will be revealed soon, says Morne Morkel

Interview by Sharda Ugra

Shakib Al Hasan

'I like football more than cricket'

May 21, 2012: Is the world's top allrounder trapped in the wrong sport? Hear it from the man himself

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

Andre Russell

'I'd ask Gayle if he has an angry face'

May 14, 2012: Andre Russell on what puzzles him about his West Indies team-mate, what he's usually doing when he gets a call-up, his fashion statement, and hairstyle trends

Interview by Sharda Ugra

Darren Sammy

'I'm a proud mama's boy'

May 7, 2012: The West Indies captain loves his mum, buys her expensive gifts, and hopes she won't hear him swear too much. And did you know he's afraid of flying?

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

Eoin Morgan

'I'm a late-night person'

Apr 30, 2012: England's Irish import doesn't mind being ragged by Swanny, and wishes hotel rooms had iPads

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

Doug Bracewell

'I don't have a favourite Aussie'

Apr 23, 2012: The latest Bracewell in international cricket may be named after a star from across the pond, but Australians aren't quite top of his list

Interview by Sharda Ugra

Irfan Pathan

'Don't ask me when I'm getting married'

Apr 16, 2012: The Delhi Daredevils allrounder on his ink-free body, mum's biryani, and comparing sixes with brother Yusuf

Interview by Sharda Ugra

R Ashwin

'I know more about offspin than Sachin'

Apr 4, 2012: The India and Chennai bowler on the one thing he can beat Tendulkar at, and being a bit of a cricket nerd

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

Paul Harris

'It's amazing how many new friends you have before a Test'

Jun 10, 2010: The South African spinner on his favourite opponents, celebratory drinks, fielding in front of Bay 13, and what hotel rooms need to improve them

Interview by Robert Houwing
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'Pietersen uses his hands beautifully to get in front'

Modern Masters: Rahul Dravid and Sanjay Manjrekar discuss Kevin Pietersen's un-English technique

    Cricket cannot bend rules to accommodate chuckers

Martin Crowe: Bowlers with dodgy actions must not be given leeway to maintain a balance between bat and ball

    'You'll only improve as a commentator if you are a good listener'

Couch Talk: Jim Maxwell talks about his early days, and why commentators need to stay in touch with cricketers

    'Haven't seen anyone play as straight as Sachin'

My XI: Martin Crowe on Tendulkar's finely calibrated footwork

It's home advantage, not doctored pitches

Michael Jeh: Why do columnists look for conspiracy theories every time a visiting team collapses abjectly?

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How bad must a defeat be to be unacceptable?

A gutting loss to England, after leading the series 1-0, has thrown up some glaring inadequacies in the Indian team but there is little being said or done in terms of improvement

Time to liberate MS Dhoni

After 8-0, MS Dhoni could look forward to building a team from scratch; now, there is nothing left for him to contribute. Free him from the Test captaincy and he could yet give back in other ways

Dhoni's control test

For all MS Dhoni's many trophies and accomplishments, Test cricket continues to resist his magic and indefinitely postpone his motorbike ride into the sunset

'You should not be embarrassing your country'

Former players react to India's humiliating 1-3 series defeat in England

The two faces of James Anderson

Why does the man who is possibly England's greatest fast bowler occasionally turn into Mr Hyde on the field?

News | Features Last 7 days

    How bad must a defeat be to be unacceptable? (139)

    A gutting loss to England, after leading the series 1-0, has thrown up some glaring inadequacies in the Indian team but there is little being said or done in terms of improvement

    Time to liberate MS Dhoni (115)

    After 8-0, MS Dhoni could look forward to building a team from scratch; now, there is nothing left for him to contribute. Free him from the Test captaincy and he could yet give back in other ways

    Dhoni's control test (75)

    For all MS Dhoni's many trophies and accomplishments, Test cricket continues to resist his magic and indefinitely postpone his motorbike ride into the sunset

    The two faces of James Anderson (58)

    Why does the man who is possibly England's greatest fast bowler occasionally turn into Mr Hyde on the field?

    One-day barrier to Indian Test progress (56)

    With too great an emphasis on limited-overs cricket, MS Dhoni's side have a set of skills and a level of concentration that are not commensurate with the necessities of Tests