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Could you be India's next coach?
Find out if Dhoni and his men should answer to you
Indian cricket has:
The wristy brilliance of Vishy, Azhar and Laxman, which all of us can learn from
An administration run by self-centred buffoons and unprincipled goons
Evolved into a force in international cricket
How can India defend their world title in 2015?
By believing in themselves and by playing good cricket
Through processes that emphasise their commitment to excellence
With a four-year plan that includes gold stars for exceeding expectations and black for slacking off
Does the IPL help Indian cricket?
No, it's total bullshit, mate
Yes. It's a batsman's game, and batsmen need to know how to hit sixes
It's like spring break - a chance to blow off some steam
Your favourite world leader is:
Sourav Ganguly was:
A cross between Machiavelli and Gaddafi, only not as well dressed
Sitting four tables away from me at Delhi Darbar once
The man who taught India how to win abroad
How will you handle the Indian media?
By trying to slip under their radar
With my sister-in-law's PR agency, A1 Communications
By playing their own game and beating them at it
Paul Valthaty is:
The octopus who predicted all those results?
A nobody. Suresh Raina is the future of Indian cricket
Proof that India has incredible reserves of talent
How big will your support staff be?
As big as I bloody want it to be
Just enough to comfortably fit into a Volkswagen Beetle
My dog Ben makes a good retriever of errant balls
Do you think it's important to understand Indian culture to be a good coach?
Yes. History, geography, social sciences are as important subjects as sports
Not really. The only culture that matters is the culture of winning
As important as knowing your players' names
How will you ensure a smooth working relationship with the captain?
Nothing works better than a heart-to-heart over chocolate sundaes
Through division of labour. Let him handle everything on the field
By ensuring he has read and understood my treatise on coaching
What innovations will you bring in?
Guest lectures by John Buchanan
There's no need to reinvent the wheel. It's a simple game and should be kept that way
A day at the movies for the winning team at practice
Do you want to be a selector?
I'd like to first understand the system before trying to change it
It's hard enough to get 11 on the field what with the flu and bouts of indigestion going around
No, but they should answer to me
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'Why did I bother buying day 5 tickets?'
No day five contest at Newlands after Kagiso Rabada took a ten-for to wrap up the series win for South Africa
The chants of Virat-Virat are here to stay
A see-saw day at the Wankhede, including a Kohli century and a boisterous crowd made it a memorable occasion
Smith and Guptill light up Sydney
Two memorable centuries, including the highest individual score at the ground, plenty of boundaries and a decent atmosphere at the SCG's first international of the home summer
The Dubai sauna gives a suffocating welcome
The heat and the one-sided encounter were downers but this Pakistan was happy that at least his team won
A triumphant Lord's return
Pakistan thrilled one and all in their first Test at Lord's since 2010, giving their fans the experience of a lifetime
Lynn out of ODI series, Handscomb to debut
Finger injury to delay Mushfiqur's return
Davey and de Lange script Scotland's comeback
Ireland turn it around against Namibia to end winless streak
Chapple confirmed as Lancashire head coach
The thrill of crisis
The Cricket Monthly January issue
You don't need Shield cricket to prepare for India
That there are no first-class fixtures in Australia this month shouldn't make a difference to how players like O'Keefe and Renshaw train for the India tour
What were the best performances of 2016?
ESPNcricinfo Awards 2016:
Check out our nominees in Tests, ODIs, T20Is, women's cricket, Associates, captain and debutant of the year
Kohli's chases, and Shakib's double and seven
How many players have scored centuries in their 99th and 101st Tests?
'We want to play expansive cricket'
talks about South Africa's recovery from the slump they fell into in 2015-16, and what he expects from the coming year
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