Sivaramakrishnan, the enigmatic magician
Sivaramakrishnan, the enigmatic magician

Laxman Sivaramakrishnan was perhaps the classical example of a bowler whose talent was not channelled positively in the right direction

India's first Lethal Weapon
India's first Lethal Weapon

Ladha Amar Singh was one of India's finest new ball bowlers ever and with Mohammed Nissar he formed a formidable opening combination for India in the 1930's

The curious case of the eleven Cuddalore batswomen
The curious case of the eleven Cuddalore batswomen

The sparse onlookers at an inter-district women's match in Chennai today were rubbing their eyes in disbelief after watching one of the most improbable occurences on a cricket field - ten batswomen falling for ducks, and the not out bat also failing

A lot of toil and labour clearly lies ahead
A lot of toil and labour clearly lies ahead

The BCCI in its 'vision statement' released almost exactly a year ago claimed that one of its future goals was to prepare a team capable of winning the World Cup in 2002

Gilchrist had a demoralising effect on batsmen: Borde
Gilchrist had a demoralising effect on batsmen: Borde

The passing of Roy Gilchrist in Jamaica on Wednesday was noticed with more than passing interest in India, where he played his last Test match in 1959 and last first class match in 1963

One-day series cancellation may be blessing for Indian team
One-day series cancellation may be blessing for Indian team

Finally, after much hemming and hawing the BCCI has formally withdrawn from the Super Challenge one-day series in Australia in September

Ganguly's panacea not suitable for India's final problem
Ganguly's panacea not suitable for India's final problem

Sourav Ganguly's suggestion for a best-of-three finals in one-day competitions betrays the depths to which his confidence levels have plunged

Can the Indians make the best of Tendulkar's absence?
Can the Indians make the best of Tendulkar's absence?

The selectors sprang a surprise in Mumbai on Monday by announcing that Sachin Tendulkar would skip the better part of this month's triangular series in Sri Lanka

Rotation not the way to go for India
Rotation not the way to go for India

The rotation policy, a distinctly Australian innovation, seems to be spreading its tentacles further afield

Spin maestro VV Kumar pins hopes on Sanghvi, Pawar
Spin maestro VV Kumar pins hopes on Sanghvi, Pawar

Eminent leg break and googly practitioner VV Kumar was unfortunate not to play more than two Tests for India

Battler Tendulkar holds his own against firefighter Waugh
Battler Tendulkar holds his own against firefighter Waugh

For long an unqualified supporter of Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar bunged a spanner into the works last week by pronouncing that Steve Waugh was a better batsman than his fellow Mumbaikar

Turning youngsters into well rounded players
Turning youngsters into well rounded players

The curtains came down on the South Zone Academy in Chennai after more than 50 days of fun and hard work in equal proportions

The time to groom another opener is now
The time to groom another opener is now

The troublesome opening position is once more throwing up a few tantrums on the eve of the second Test at Harare

A window into India's tortuous overseas saga
A window into India's tortuous overseas saga

It was a long time coming but India finally broke a fifteen year old barren sequence outside the subcontinent by sealing a crushing 8 wicket victory against Zimbabwe at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo

Ganguly must focus more on his primary role
Ganguly must focus more on his primary role

Sourav Ganguly says that he enjoys touring more than playing at home

A historian resigned to the decline of cricket writing
A historian resigned to the decline of cricket writing

Ramachandra Guha spoke to CricInfo on Tuesday on his most recent preoccupation, 'The Picador Book of Cricket' in which he has anthologised some of the most enduring pieces in cricket writing

'Epitaph' to the great writers
'Epitaph' to the great writers

The Picador Book of Cricket, edited by Ramachandra Guha and published by Picador

India's ICCTC campaign gets underway with Zimbabwe series
India's ICCTC campaign gets underway with Zimbabwe series

The forthcoming series against Zimbabwe is also India's first engagement in the new ICC Test Championship (ICCTC) which promises to infuse a heightened sense of excitement into the Test playing calendar and impart higher stakes to any bilateral

Will the Indian pace gamble pay off?
Will the Indian pace gamble pay off?

Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly says he is getting fed up with being repeatedly asked why India does so badly abroad

NCA's move to a federal structure augurs well
NCA's move to a federal structure augurs well

The National Cricket Academy's second batch commenced training in Bangalore on Tuesday and the twenty probables selected for the enterprise comprise almost exclusively of players aged 19 and less