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Fast bowling

January 30, 2014

On why India can't unearth an Akram

It's the same reason why Pakistan can't produce a Tendulkar: it boils down to a lack of role models

Test cricket

January 26, 2014

A new format for the World Test Championship

What if one year in every four was set aside for a Test championship?

ICC revamp

January 24, 2014

More power to India

The Indian cricket fan single-handedly sustains cricket. It's only fair that he has a proportionally bigger say in how the sport is run

Test cricket

January 22, 2014

On getting whitewashed

Nothing in sport that quite compares with the potential ignominy of 5-0. It is not the best of five. You do not stop at three-nil. You go on to the bitter end

Test cricket

January 20, 2014

Five uncapped players to watch out for

Kedar Jadhav, Unmukt Chand, Vijay Zol, Ishwar Pandey and Parvez Rasool could be in line for a big pay day at the IPL auction

Test cricket

January 17, 2014

The two-tier Test system won't work

Neither the second-rung teams nor the Associates stand to gain from this proposal

2013 review

January 08, 2014

The irony in Rankin's story

He moved to England chasing the prospect of a Test career, but might have potentially played more Tests had he stayed with Ireland

2013 review

January 03, 2014

Eleven men with points to prove

Jack Mendel

Ryder, Ashwin, Finn, Duminy and co. - a look at eleven cricketers who have work to do in 2014

Jacques Kallis retires

January 02, 2014

The rock of South Africa

Kallis was a colossus among the modern giants that shaped South Africa's cricket since readmission. Few will surpass him

Indian cricket

December 28, 2013

The simple joys of a Ranji game

A Tamil Nadu supporter, on how it is to watch a Ranji Trophy match in Chennai

South Africa v India, 1st Test, Johannesburg

December 27, 2013

The Wanderers 'What if?'

People will forever wonder what could have been at Johannesburg, and history will struggle to explain why the Test finished the way it did

Pakistan cricket

December 23, 2013

Majid's floppy crown

A lovely little anecdote involving an all-time great bowler, a Pakistani charmer, and good old spirit of cricket

West Indies cricket

December 19, 2013

Woe becomes West Indies cricket

When you hit rock-bottom, the only way is up. But, knowing the make-up of West Indies cricket, they might find a way to dig a hole at the bottom of the well

The Ashes 2013-14

December 10, 2013

This Australia, that England

If you were to compare the current Australian Test team and its style of play with another, you'd probably go with England's Ashes-winning side of 2005


December 09, 2013

A sporting end to an incredible life

Cricket wasn't Nelson Mandela's main sport. So what was the significance it held in his incredible life?


December 02, 2013

Why Trott is more important than cricket

Jonathan Trott doesn't owe anything to anyone. His only obligation is to himself to fix his mind and get on with his life in whatever way he sees fit


November 26, 2013

Letter to Gramps

A satirical letter from an eight year-old to his grandpa, that shines a light on the sort of example cricket is setting for the next generation


November 19, 2013

Goodbye from a 'hater'

If you don't agree with the obsessive Tendulkar fan who believes his idol is God, does that make you a Tendulkar hater?


November 18, 2013

Sunset in November

As Sachin Tendulkar played his final match, it was a throwback to the evenings of our childhood, as the darkness descended and we realised that we finally had to go home


November 15, 2013

The perils of reading Wisden

Is cricket's official record-keeper, not to mention it's readers, ready for the f-word to appear in its hallowed pages?

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England's poor one-day batting worries a fan