Come To Think Of It is a series where we bring new perspectives to bear on received cricket wisdom.
Whatever happened to Ravi Shastri 1.0?
When did the outspoken rebel turn into an establishment man, asks Sharda Ugra
Why the 2005 Super Series was not really a bad idea
Karthik Krishnaswamy on why world XIs are not bad in principle
Are umpires giving more lbws now than they did before DRS?
Karthik Krishnaswamy says spinners are getting more of them, but there are a number of factors at play
Is Saeed Anwar criminally underrated?
Osman Samiuddin turns our attention to a great batsman who doesn't get the recognition he deserves
Are lefties really prettier?
Jarrod Kimber considers that old canard
Were New Zealand always this cuddly?
Andrew Fidel Fernando says the answer, as they say, might shock you
Before Slim turned shady
Osman Samiuddin reassesses Saleem Malik, who might be remembered as a fixer but was so much more
Was Greg Chappell really a terrible coach of India?
Karthik Krishnaswamy looks again at Chappell's tenure afresh
Were South Africa really unlucky in the 1992 World Cup?
Sidharth Monga looks at South Africa's infamous exit from the 1992 tournament