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4
Number of years before Matt Prior can live down the broken-window incident at Lord's. Number of newspaper headlines to do with him that will feature "pane", "shattered" and "cracked from side to side" during this period: 86
Jun 14, 2011
67
Number of pea-brained ideas like "twilight cricket" that Cricket Australia will pitch while pushing for day-night Tests; those that will include players wearing cool night-vision goggles: 0
Jun 4, 2011
560
Number of "not the same without Murali" articles in the last week. Number of "bring back Murali" campaigns that have started: 234; Number of Sri Lankan fans hoping for Murali's son to make an early entry into international cricket: 7 million
May 30, 2011
87
Chances in percentage that Vijay Mallya's UB group will take to sponsoring match officials now that David Boon has announced he will be a referee. Number of people hoping Boon's admonition to Stuart Broad when he has his first inevitable run-in with him includes the word "twerp": 87 million
May 25, 2011
475
Number, in millions, of people who dread the likes of Kapil Dev, Javed Miandad and Sanath Jayasuriya will make comebacks in the wake of Martin Crowe's decision to return to first-class cricket. Number of calls Crowe has received from New Zealand Cricket begging him to make an international comeback: 886.
May 20, 2011
3
Number of years before the Sri Lanka Premier League is absorbed into the IPL. Number of viewers who will quit watching cricket at the thought of more "India-Sri Lanka" matches: 90,000
May 15, 2011
44
Number of pratfalls Stuart Broad will have during his captaincy tenure. Same as the number of pratfalls Sreesanth has per week.
May 10, 2011
176
Number of letters that will be exchanged between Shivnarine Chanderpaul and the West Indies board. Those that will include the phrases, "let's make up", "we're being prats" and "who does your hair?": 0
May 5, 2011
83
Number of Indian journalists who aren't happy with the appointment of Duncan Fletcher as India coach because of the un-alliterative character of his Christian name when prefixed with "Guru". Those considering using the title "Duncan Dada": 13. Those considering "Father Fletcher": 2
Apr 30, 2011
77
Approximate number of years that the concept of doing things for Tendulkar will be in vogue for. Also the chances, in percent, that the BCCI will not have screened a single candidate for the position of India's coach by May 15.
Apr 25, 2011
16
Number of countries readying themselves for another asylum application from Zulqarnain Haider. Number of Test matches Haider will play for any country henceforth: 0
Apr 20, 2011
3
Number of seconds Sreesanth spent thinking "People are so gonna make fun of this" before he streaked his hair orange to match Kochi's colours. Number of seconds after streaking he spent thinking "This so beats Malinga's blond curls": 3000
Apr 15, 2011
49
Number of days left for the IPL to end. Also the decibel count at which Ravi Shastri shrieked at the opening ceremony. Divided by 10.
Apr 10, 2011
0
Number of people who know which cricketer is playing for which IPL side this season. Chances that people will have forgotten how crap Kolkata Knight Riders were: 0
Apr 5, 2011
650
Number of people who think Australia are just lulling other teams into a false sense of security with their World Cup warm-up losses; those who think that even South Africa can beat them now: 6.5million
Feb 16, 2011
299
Number of Indian media outlets referring to the World Cup as "Tendulkar's Cup". Number of his team-mates happy that the pressure is off of them: 14
Feb 11, 2011
166
Number of former cricketers who will be on television as commentators/experts during the World Cup. Those who will not hark back to the days when cricket was a man's game: 0
Feb 6, 2011
44
Number of times in his career that Kevin Pietersen has inserted foot in large mouth. Number of times his team-mates and the board have wished to apply their collective foot to his rear: 53,009
Feb 1, 2011
2.5
Number of days before the World Cup that the subcontinental stadiums will finally be ready; Number of heart palpitations per ICC official before that happens: 699
Jan 27, 2011
45
Number of Indian newspaper sports editors who are sickened at the largely controversy-free selections for the World Cup. Number of said editors planning to defect to television stations, where they can fill airtime by commissioning Navjot Sidhu to scream nonsense, controversy or no: 23
Jan 21, 2011

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