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Freelance writer, author of Gentlemen and Sledgers
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Imran's team or Misbah's: which was greater?

Sep 21, 2016: Each had to overcome very different hurdles from the other to become a top Test side

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In praise of Mighty Joe

Aug 10, 2015: Root has reached a pinnacle achieved by few Englishmen in modern times, and he has done it with a charming and infectious joy that belies his innate toughness

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Must Buttler keep in all formats?

Jun 27, 2015: England could further exploit his worth as a batsman by relieving him of wicketkeeping duties in Tests

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Time to pension off the seniors?

Jul 24, 2014: If England are going to win nothing, history suggests it might be worth their while to win nothing with kids

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The joy of selection roulette

Jun 10, 2014: The build-up to the Sri Lanka series has recalled the bad old days of inconsistent England selection - and provided some fantasy for fans once again

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Eoin Morgan's time is here

Jan 24, 2014: England are in a position where failure is nothing to be afraid of and they must realise his potential impact as an aggressor in the middle order

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The cult of Flower?

Nov 18, 2013: England's coach is so influential, you have to wonder if he has brought the role of football's all-powerful manager to cricket

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Broad's mighty challenge

Nov 8, 2013: Few England players in the modern era have been booed to the extent Broad will be. Will he rise to the occasion?

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    The making of a Kiwi

From a young, homesick 16-year-old, Jeet Raval has blossomed into a New Zealand cricketer with enviable credentials

The migrant

Netherland is a novel that was able to assimilate an alien sport in an American setting
The Cricket Monthly March issue

The hills are alive

Apart from its obvious beauty, Dharamsala offers plenty of options for nature lovers, culture vultures and thrill seekers
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    The book that keeps on giving

Soumya Bhattacharya: The Wisden India Almanack, like its English counterpart, is evidence that print retains its charm in our digital age

The hinterland of 40

Jon Hotten: At Lord's we saw three in-between scores of the sort that are as likely to annoy the selectors as excite them

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Shami question part of India's rare green-pitch musings

Three days ahead of the fourth Test, the surface at the HPCA Stadium wore a smattering of grass. Will that, or Mohammed Shami's availability, subject to fitness, change India's combination?

Pujara plays India's longest innings

Stats highlights from the fourth day in Ranchi, where Cheteshwar Pujara batted for ages and the Australians toiled like they haven't had to in many years

Ashwin's late entry poses questions

Did Virat Kohli get his tactics right on the final day in Ranchi? Going by his fast bowlers' lines and R Ashwin's late introduction, the Indian captain took a few puzzling calls

India break down another big total

For the third time this home season, the team took the lead after its opposition put up 400 batting first but the Ranchi effort was special

Father-son duos, and tenth-wicket stand heroics

Also, which players have the most half-centuries without ever having made a hundred?

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