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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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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
A match that transcended the ordinary
A fan hears "the sound that will live on in my memory for the rest of my life" during the India-Bangladesh game
An 800-km train journey to watch two special wins
A long journey, queues and ticketing troubles could not take away from the great show that Afghanistan and Scotland put on in Nagpur
PSL's final rumble among dhols and Africa djembes
The quality of cricket was high, the noise levels in the ground were high. The only downer was the struggle to get into the stadium
Emoji masks, and alien dance moves
A packed house and a nail-biting finish, perfect for the T20 format, made it an exciting day at Newlands
Root's hunger bodes well for England
CPL exposure will help USA cricket - Sangakkara
New Zealanders build massive lead after Sodhi's four-for
Shami, Yadav make West Indies follow on
Root 254 hands England total control
A keen eye, a beating heart
The Meaning of Cricket
is a collection of Jon Hotten's writing that is lively with insight and anecdote. By
Gone too soon
The Cricket Monthly July issue
'As a leader, you need to understand the characters in the team'
Mahela Jayawardene talks about captaincy, and Arjuna Ranatunga's influence on Sri Lankan cricket
'I play every match like it's my last'
relives his success at Lord's and talks about what it's like to be acclaimed as the world's best spinner
'About last night. Five magnums of Chocolate Block, 35 beers'
Wine is fine, eyebrows are thinned, and luggage is handled inefficiently in our
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