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  • Yuvraj Singh
    Nov 05, 2011 00:42 IST

    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

  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni
    Nov 07, 2011 00:44 IST

    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.

  • Sunny Singh
    Nov 07, 2011 22:57 ISTStraight drive

    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.

  • Ravichandan Ashwin
    Nov 11, 2011 00:49 ISTiOpener

    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 Tendulkar
    Nov 21, 2011 00:55 ISTIanstinct

    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.

  • Darren Bravo
    Nov 23, 2011 23:41 ISTInterview | Darren Bravo

    Lara is definitely my role model

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

  • Nov 24, 2011 23:28 ISTiOpener

    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.

  • Indian cricketer
    Nov 28, 2011 23:39 ISTStraightDrive

    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.

  • Umesh Yadav
    Dec 04, 2011 00:02 ISTBig Picture

    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

  • Darren Bravo
    Dec 06, 2011 23:53 ISTInterview | Darren Bravo

    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.

  • Virender Sehwag
    Dec 10, 2011 00:23 ISTIan-stinct

    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