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February 2005

Domestic bliss

Feb 13, 2005: There's a different buzz in the Ranji Trophy this season: it's about bowlers - pace bowlers in particular - and results

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

The new laws on throwing

Right on target

Feb 5, 2005: Towards the end of last year, ICC possibly made the most fundamental rulechange in its history

Kamran Abbasi

February 2005

Easy like Andy

Feb 3, 2005: Andrew Strauss may have made it look like a piece of cake but this is one overnight sensation that didn't quite happen overnight

Andrew Miller

January 2005

Earthbound star

Jan 16, 2005: There was a school of thought doing the rounds in 2004 that success in international cricket only comes to those who adopt a selfish approach

Andrew Miller

January 2005

The Bangla Bradman

Jan 9, 2005: He's a dashing conqueror and a soft-spoken gent, and he'd give anything to be in the side when his country win their first Test

December 2004

The 15-degree question

Dec 19, 2004: What is the rationale for the ICC's new all-inclusive limit governing chucking?

Mukul Kesavan

December 2004

The individualist

Dec 12, 2004: He's a tough-talking, sharp-thinking, ball-bashing man with a plan

Charlie Austin

November 2004

Five of the best

Dec 10, 2004: He's taken 400 wickets and is on his way to becoming India's most successful bowler ever

Wisden Asia Cricket December 2004

A passage to greatness

Dec 6, 2004: From Viswanath to Gavaskar and the modern masters Tendulkar and Dravid, Mukul Kesavan traces the history of Indian batting and its discrete eras in the light of Wisden Asia Cricket's Greatest Indian Innings list.

Wisden Asia Cricket 2004

The necessary monster

Nov 15, 2004: One of cricket's most demonised figures, Harold Larwood was a force born out of the game's desire for equilibrium

Gideon Haigh

November 2004

On walking

Nov 11, 2004: The recent fashion for batsmen ruling themselves out raises a few interesting questions

Mukul Kesavan

What makes a Test series great?

The making of epics

Oct 2, 2004: When Australia visit India in October, a degree of disappointment will be inevitable

Gideon Haigh

A gutsy Wisden XI

Playing hooky

Sep 19, 2004: Chandrahas Choudhury picks 11 batsmen who knew exactly how to reply to a bouncer aimed at the throat

Chandrahas Choudhury

The new trick in the book

The blind run on the toilet seat

Sep 12, 2004: One of the most exciting spectacles in cricket is that of a fast bowler charging in with fire in his eyes, ready to dominate the batsman

Nagraj Gollapudi

September 2004

Cricket for dummies

Sep 4, 2004: The compulsions that drive the hideous new world of Indian cricket broadcasting

Rahul Bhatia

VVS Laxman on Sourav Ganguly

'A unique mix of touch and power'

Aug 24, 2004: The August issue of Wisden Asia Cricket had the five leading Indian batsmen talking about each other and analysing their game

Hero or villian?

Shadow of a doubt

Aug 18, 2004: Maurice Odumbe went from slaying cricketing giants to being disgraced in the muddle of the match-fixing

The Andrew Leipus story

India's own Aussie

Aug 15, 2004: He's taken a side lackadaisical about fitness and injury prevention and put them up there with the world's leanest and meanest

Dileep Premachandran

Indian cricket and tax exemption

A taxing problem

Aug 9, 2004: If you're waiting for the World Cup or the Champions Trophy to come to India, don't hold your breath

Anand Vasu

The Tendulkar paradox

Sachin and the tyros

Aug 1, 2004: Sachin Tendulkar's wicket in the Asia Cup final was only the second one that Dilshan Tillakaratne had taken

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan
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Mahela Jayawardene talks about reforming Sri Lankan cricket, and the challenges of handling big-name players

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The venue has a chance this weekend to show that the facility built for cricket has not been entirely lost to soccer

Pakistani summers

Peter Oborne recalls England-Pakistan series from the past
The Cricket Monthly July issue

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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The likes of Alzarri Joseph and Miguel Cummins could narrow the gap between the two sides in Jamaica, on what looks set to be a green pitch

Ashwin emulates Botham with ton and seven-for

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