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Time for Yuvraj to crack the Test

The World Cup's 'Player of the Tournament' now has a different challenge, cementing a spot in the Test side. Nikhilesh Bhattacharya writes. Yuvi in numbers

Testing times on a slow and low pitch

What stood out, on Sunday, was the lacklustre pitch laid out for the series opener that contributed to largely unattractive cricket. N Ananthanarayanan writes.

Take domestic help to spruce up Test cricket

As India and the West Indies play a Test at the Kotla, another Ranji season has quietly kicked off. India’s premier domestic event lacks glamour and media glare but its context is compelling. Amrit Mathur writes.

Ashwin: Spinner with the mindset of a fast bowler

A few years ago, while still playing age-group tournaments for Tamil Nadu, batsman R Ashwin would have fantasised bagging the man-of-the-match trophy on his Test debut. Aakash Chopra writes.

Sachin should focus on his style, not fans

It used to be a pleasure to watch Sachin Tendulkar bat, the joy of witnessing the shots that flowed as he took the attack to the bowlers, constantly challenging them to maintain line and length under fire. Ian Chappell writes.

Lara is definitely my role model

In an interview with Sai Prasad Mohapatra, the left-hander speaks about his game and Lara's influence.

Spectators have turned back on boring cricket

The talk of Test cricket being on its last legs could be real. What else does one make of empty stadiums that boasted of huge turnouts until not long back, even in lacklustre series. Aakash Chopra writes.

Wankhede Test proof cricket can still surprise

Just as scientists are yet to discover a wonder drug to retard aging, sports gurus are struggling to hit upon a formula that ensures success. Amrit Mathur writes.

Yadav a symbol of real India

The tall and energetic Umesh Yadav, with his muscular build, a fluid run-up and easy, rippling action, generates pace that makes him the most promising fast bowler India has seen in years. Pradeep Magazine writes. Know Umesh Yadav

I don't want to live with the 'next Lara' label

Though uncertain for the fourth ODI on Thursday, Bravo, in an interview to HT, spoke on his coming of age and, of course, carrying the tag of being the next Brian Lara.

Sehwag is a time bomb, Australia should watch out

The type of batsman who keeps an opposing captain awake at night is one who makes big scores quickly. Among current batsmen, Virender Sehwag is the one most likely to bring on an epidemic of insomnia among captains. Ian Chappell writes. Sehwag, 219, sizzles; record book burns | Sehwag factfile | 'I knew God was with me' | Sehwag figures
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