Sri Lanka Under-19s
United States of America Women
Which players from the from the late-'70s and early-'80s line-ups of the two countries, would make it into a combined XI to beat the world? Here's one team
An alternative end to the 1979 Oval Test, featuring a wicketkeeper from Madras in the lead role
Is it likely that the higher the level at which one has played the game, the calmer and more balanced one is likely to be in reacting to its fluctuating fortunes?
It's something of a misconception that elegant batsmen like Rohit Sharma "throw" their wickets away
In the '70s, the two towering tourists managed to win the hearts of Indian fans with their charm and prowess
Growing up in India, you play a number of varieties of the game, each contributing to the development of certain skills
From the Nonstop Commentator to the Flat-footed Slogger - a lowdown on the players who defined Indian club cricket in the '70s
How long can you remember an error of judgement on the cricket field?
These apologetic, innocuous trundlers come in various shapes and sizes. But in the modern era, they are slowly turning into an extinct species
Batting collapses, even in friendly conditions, have been the chief cause
It's deeply satisfying to see a known potty mouth, especially one who has wound up your team, be defeated on the field - though it doesn't always work out that way
The game's idiosyncrasies can lead to plenty of talking points, but they also add thrill to the outcome
What sort of interminable arguments have you had with your friends and relatives about cricketers?
All grace, good looks and charisma, Farokh Engineer, Salim Durani and ML Jaisimha epitomised the charms of a bygone age
The scorecards of these three Tests reveal fairly one-sided games, but that wasn't the case if you had been there
What exactly were girls and women doing in the '70s and '80s when all of us Indian men and boys were obsessed with cricket?
Listening to radio commentary required you to construct an image from the words you heard and create a rich movie of the match in your mind's eye
The game is full of turning points and momentous events, but they can be recognised as such only in retrospect
Often, watching as neutrals allows us to appreciate the beauty of the game, its ebbs and flows, and the skills of its practitioners, better
Flashback to 1975, when the mighty West Indians came up against a pint-sized giant at the Chepauk
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