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What England needn't learn from Australia

Hubris and humiliation

Sep 13, 2005: The main casualty this summer might be less Australia's position at the top than a few fundamentals that sustained them there so far

Anil Nair

Paradigm shift in the Caribbean

Skimpy skirts, sponsors and over-arm bowling

Sep 6, 2005: Despite a certain paternalism at work, a slow but sure paradigm shift is occurring in West Indies women's cricket

Vaneisa Baksh

Bangladesh in Sri Lanka, 2005

Murali's clone, and the sweet feeling of respect

Aug 23, 2005: Bangladesh prepare for the tour of Sri Lanka later this month

Rabeed Imam

Round the World

Too many questions for comfort

Aug 16, 2005: For too many reasons to mention, the whole thing just doesn't feel right, says Neil Manthorp on the Afro-Asian Cup

Neil Manthorp

Time for action over Zimbabwe's on-field performances

How much longer must this go on?

Aug 9, 2005: Unless the authorities act soon, the future of cricket in Zimbabwe is being endangered by their refusal to realise that the current situation cannot continue

Martin Williamson

Extending cricket beyond its natural borders

Club cricket's international future

Aug 2, 2005: Two new tournaments are preparing for their first airing this week

Andrew Miller

The aftermath of the ICC Trophy victory

Scotland's struggle for recognition

Jul 26, 2005: Scotland's victory in the recent ICC Trophy secured them a place at the 2007 World Cup

Neil Drysdale

The aftermath of Bangladesh's tour of England

Facing the future with new confidence

Jul 19, 2005: Some things have definitely changed since Bangladesh's unforgettable day at Cardiff on June 18

Rabeed Imam

The Ganguly issue

The Indian board's no-ball

Jul 5, 2005: The International Cricket Council will reopen a case that should have been comprehensively decided more than two months ago

Anand Vasu

The aftermath of Bangladesh's victory

When the whipping-boys hit back

Jun 21, 2005: A patch of green in Wales is the venue where a nation overcame enormous odds and the sneering pessimism of many

Dileep Premachandran

The aftermath of Bangladesh's victory

When the whipping-boys hit back

Jun 21, 2005: A patch of green in Wales is the venue where a nation overcame enormous odds and the sneering pessimism of many

Dileep Premachandran

Twenty20 cricket

A game for the here and now

Jun 14, 2005: Only time will tell whether Monday night was a performance out of the ordinary from a pumped-up England, or a fatal flaw in the seemingly endless allure of Twenty20 cricket

Andrew Miller

More legal disputes looming

The battle for the ashes of American cricket

Jun 1, 2005: A new battle has broken out inside cricket in the USA

Martin Williamson

ICC's attempts to reform the one-day game

A step in the right direction

May 24, 2005: A few months ago, Cricinfo received feedback over how to make the one-day game more interesting. Some seemed viable, and many were radical. But nearly every one of them agreed that the game needed to be changed in some way. The question was, how?

Rahul Bhatia

The fallout of the racism allegations

A sorry saga

May 16, 2005: The fallout of racial slurs

Neil Manthorp

Bangladesh in England 2005

Bashar embraces his mission improbable

May 10, 2005: Bangladesh's captain is ready for the England series

Rabeed Imam

Twenty20 in Pakistan

The real showpiece

May 3, 2005: Twenty-20 has found a spiritual home in Pakistan, says Osman Samiuddin

Osman Samiuddin

Cricket and politics

Inzamam's win, Dravid's victory

Apr 26, 2005: Diplomacy has been largely in the realm of politicians, but Rahul Dravid took it upon himself to strengthen ties a few weeks ago

Kamran Abbasi

South Africa's latest record-breaker

Ntini's eyes tell of his passion

Apr 19, 2005: Makhaya Ntini's voice crackles from the boundary like a loose connection spitting with renegade volts, and his eyes are barbed beams of passion. He is energy itself dressed in increasingly undone whites. Damn fool needs to be told when he's tired, because

Telford Vice

Round the World

Lara's Saturday of brilliant sunshine

Apr 12, 2005: On this Saturday of brilliant sunshine, a fire raged through the downtown shopping centre of Port of Spain

Vaneisa Baksh
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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 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 on 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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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

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

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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    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 (183)

    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

    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

    The greatest time of our lives (135)

    Whatever happens, the Australia-New Zealand World Cup final at the MCG will be the most divine fun