Unknown cricketers
Unknown cricketers

What can they tell us about India's singular obsession? Plenty - as is revealed in books by two players from times gone by

SA back in front despite Asim Kamal's debut 99
SA back in front despite Asim Kamal's debut 99

On an interesting third day's play Asim Kamal made 99 on his Test debut, Paul Adams took seven wickets in an innings for the first time ..

The V for Victory
The V for Victory

If Lou Vincent and Mark Richardson prospered yesterday by swatting deliveries to midwicket and square leg constantly, Scott Styris followed a different drummer

Not much work for the speed gun at Motera
Not much work for the speed gun at Motera

Since the ICC has no policy regulating speed guns, any technology used to measure the velocity of the ball is currently acceptable

Natahn, Danel and the Black Cats
Natahn, Danel and the Black Cats

If there has been an aspect of this Test moredisappointing than the pitch, it must be the audience.Rahul Dravid, on the very first day, said that he was

'Slotting players is a foolish concept'
'Slotting players is a foolish concept'

Robin Singh was so patently the cricketer always giving 110 percent on the field for India that it comes as no surprise that he gives just as much as a coach

'Not a luxury, but a necessity'
'Not a luxury, but a necessity'

An exclusive interview with Deep Dasgupta

Sehwag returns in style
Sehwag returns in style

Virender Sehwag's ability to punish anything erring inline and length is well known, and his innings atHyderabad demonstrated that yet again

Gilchrist and Ponting power Australia to 61-run win
Gilchrist and Ponting power Australia to 61-run win

Centuries from Gilchrist and Ponting power Australia to a 61-run win

Problems at the top
Problems at the top

Even before the tournament, New Zealand's battingwould have been ranked third of the three at the TVSCup, but when the first two positions are occupied byAustralia and India - in whichever order - that is nocriticism

Clarke leads Australia to thrilling victory
Clarke leads Australia to thrilling victory

Australia sneaked a thrilling two-wicket win off the penultimate ball of the match to seal a place in the final of the TVS Cup

Rain has the final word
Rain has the final word

Rain stopped play after 26.5 overs in the first match of the TVS Cup, giving India and New Zealand three points apiece from the abandoned game

'Nobody praises us for the pitches': Nadeem Memon
'Nobody praises us for the pitches': Nadeem Memon

Nadeem Memon, curator at Motera, insists that he has not been given a free hand in preparing the pitch for the first Test

Sign language and rotting planks
Sign language and rotting planks

During lunch on the third day, news of Matthew Hayden batting on 365 at Perth started to filter in

Sachin's nets and Parthiv's popularity
Sachin's nets and Parthiv's popularity

The sights and sounds from the fringes of the Ahmedabad Test captured by Wisden's Roving Reporter.

Of cricketers' convoys and standing ovations
Of cricketers' convoys and standing ovations

If any proof of a cricketer's celebrity status in India were needed, the New Zealand team's arrival at the Motera stadium on the first day of the Test would provide it

Boy next door done good
Boy next door done good

For a dispassionate observer at the Motera stadium,Rahul Dravid's innings of 110 was inextricably tied to the mood of the sparse but belligerently vociferouscrowd, even though Dravid himself played through theday with his trademark equanimity and

Sun, sweat and plenty of fluids
Sun, sweat and plenty of fluids

Is John Wright the hardest-working man in Indian cricket

Ready to battle in the heat
Ready to battle in the heat

The scorching sun at Ahmedabad could be a huge factor over the next five days as India and New Zealand prepare for the first Test

Yousuf Youhana takes Pakistan to 2-0 lead
Yousuf Youhana takes Pakistan to 2-0 lead

Chasing under lights yet again in the second game of their one-day series against Pakistan, South Africa could not resist the pressure for long enough to make a realistic assault on their target of 268, falling short by 42 runs