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Mohammad Azharuddin arrives for batting practice

Hate to Love

My friend Azhar

The man we loved to love became the man we hated to love and loved to hate. In the end there was neither love nor hate, but pity perhaps

In cricket as in war: Upton discusses battle strategies with R Ashwin during the 2011 World Cup

The Barefoot Coach

The mind behind the machine

There's much wisdom and insight in this book by Paddy Upton, the former India mental conditioning coach, even if it occasionally overreaches

Wadekar: a lucky captain and an unlucky one

Ajit Wadekar 1941-2018

The accidental captain who emerged shining

Wadekar was appointed to the role of India captain on a whim, and rewarded the faith placed in him with two iconic series wins

A rich, long career, but where's the meat?

Easier Said Than Done

Life of Wilko

Cricketer turned commentator Alan Wilkins has produced a memoir whose qualities mirror his own

Virat Kohli taps the ball down the ground

The Leading Cricketer in the World in 2017

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli has been named Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 2017

Sourav Ganguly talks to the press

A Century is Not Enough

The fighter tells his story his way

Sourav Ganguly's autobiography covers a fascinating period in Indian cricket, though the focus remains squarely on him

Bhagwath Chandrasekhar bowls in the nets while Srinivas Venkataraghavan watches in the background

Encounter

Coffee with Chandra

Spin, songs and other turns with the great Indian spinner

The 1932 All-India side arrive at Victoria Station

High Fives

India in five

Quotes that provide a concise history of the country's cricket

Cover of <i>Eye on Cricket</i>, by Samir Chopra

Eye on Cricket: Reflections on the Great Game

Cricket fandom with a philosophical slant

A collection of essays on the game from a geographically detached fan with a scholarly perspective