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Who's the next-best batsman after Bradman?

Apr 1, 2013: We all know who the greatest batsman of them all is, but who's second in line?

The best after the Don? That's a toughie

Mar 18, 2013: Introducing the next theme in our series: the second-finest batsman ever (after you know who)

Mark Nicholas

What is the most influential innovation in cricket?

Mar 11, 2013: Accidental or intentional, departures from the norm often aid the evolution of a sport. Five writers pick their top innovations in cricket

Which is the best ground to watch cricket in?

Dec 17, 2012: There are pretty grounds, historic grounds, grounds that ooze atmosphere, and those that make you feel like you're in the Colosseum. Five writers choose their favourites

Which are the finest cricket books?

Oct 8, 2012: Cricket probably boasts the best writing in all sport. We asked five writers to pick the cricket books they love most

What's the best sight in cricket?

Sep 3, 2012: All spectator sports are meant to provide spectacles, but cricket arguably presents the biggest variety. Five writers choose their favourite sights in the game

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    What did we learn from this World Cup?

That there is a place for proper batsmanship in ODIs, that New Zealand punch above their weight, and that taking wickets win you matches. By Ed Smith

    'A Test team shouldn't automatically qualify for the World Cup'

Match Point: Michael Holding, Ian Chappell and Ajit Agarkar discuss ways to make the tournament better

Johnson owns Spartacus

World Cup Moments: This week's picks include plenty of heartbreak, but also heart-warming instances

Rivals deserve their place in the southern sun

Sharda Ugra: Australia and New Zealand will always be linked because they are, in fact, more than mere geographical neighbours or brothers

When defeats haunt

Nicholas Hogg: In close matches you ponder over the what-could-have-beens; in a one-sided game, the past is put to rest quickly

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From 110 to 150 kph, the Wahab Riaz story

As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before

Wet weather dulls India's threat perception

The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to

The battle of the bullies

This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves

Dhoni masters numbers game to crack ODI code

Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager

Time slips by South Africa once again

It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.

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    The battle of the bullies (236)

    This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves

    India swept away by Australia's depth (182)

    India's Plan A in this World Cup had worked flawlessly over seven matches. When they came up against the toughest opponents in the World Cup, however, they were left scrambling for a back-up plan

    From 110 to 150 kph, the Wahab Riaz story (156)

    As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before

    Time slips by South Africa once again (147)

    It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.

    Wet weather dulls India's threat perception (140)

    The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to