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Indian cricket defies consensus

Earlier posts: intro , 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 4.5 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8

Amit Varma
Earlier posts: intro, 1, 2, 3, 4, 4.5, 5, 6, 7, 8.
Well, it's time to wind up this particular discussion. My thanks to Anand Vasu, Ashok Malik, Dileep Premachandran and Prem Panicker for taking part, and to everyone who took the time to comment. We've had divergent views on whether India is getting better at Tests or worse, and on Greg Chappell and Sourav Ganguly, and many suggestions about how matters can be improved. It is written into the DNA of sport that it defies consensus, and whether India go downhill or uphill from here, I'd expect such a discussion two years from now to have a similar divergence of views. That's the fun!
Comments will be open on earlier posts of this discussion for another two days, and will then be closed. Feel free to have your say until then. And do follow Cricinfo's coverage of India's upcoming tour to West Indies, where some of the questions raised in this discussion will, one hopes, find answers.

Amit Varma, a former managing editor of Cricinfo in India, now writes on economics and politics.