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Life's a pitch

A game called off for a bad wicket? What sissy nonsense is this? Have we forgotten our heritage?

Take your filthy hands off our sport

Cricket is just about the only recreation for the young in Pakistan. And now the terrorists want to put an end to that as well?

So long, Shane (sniff)

Why Bond's retirement was a little like being dumped (again) by your gorgeous on-now, off-now girlfriend

Bring on the lousy pitches

Juice in the wicket? Chances of injury? Oh good

Why Pakistan is actually New Zealand

The new definition of home series has delighted many, and confused not a few others

Why I failed to become Kapil Dev

Many are the Indians who tried to be the second Haryana Hurricane. Your correspondent was one such

From filthy to fabulous

These days they shine so much, you need to wear sunglasses while watching them, but who remembers the time when India were crap and safely light years away from No. 1?

Younis in charge

More Fawad Alam, more fishing, more slick suits - just a few of the things we can look forward to if the former Pakistan captain takes over as coach

Good old KP

What do you do when the crowds are getting you down? If you're Pietersen, you summon up an 80-year-old alter ego

Trademarked players, a catch-all apology, and the retirement of New Zealand

Shoaib apologises for unknown crimes, Dilshan becomes a brand, and more such delightful stuff

All Dan, all the time

New Zealand's only hope is if they have a team full of Vettoris. Bring on the cloning technology

How Dhoni turned into my dad and won me over

It was when he gave up airborne strikes and devoted himself to nudging uncomfortable singles down fine leg that he became attractive

Let us now worship Viru

Sehwag is no cricketer; he is a religion all by himself

Remembering Sultan Zarawani

In this time of economic turmoil in the UAE, let us turn our minds back to the deeds of a stalwart from the 1990s

Revolutionary scheduling, boxing tests, and a clerical error

The game's finest brains come up with innovative ways to save Test cricket, and India get their excuses strategy into top gear

Letter to Akmal and Aamer

Pakistan's two teen sensations get some unsolicited advice

Highs and Lows

Sree, Lily, Jesse and Bondy

Our look back at the highlights of the month gone by is packed full of stars, innit

Australian in doosra-bowling horror

Jason Krejza produces one that goes the other way. And gets away scot-free

The art of multiple slower balls

Why it's hardly enough to have one anymore

Girl trouble

Cricketers don't get the chicks - or not the glamorous ones at least. Sad but true

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