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November 08, 2005
'Chappell will not mess around'
'If he thinks Ganguly does not fit in his scheme of things, he won't care a damn, however big Ganguly is in India,' says former Test player Rusi Surti, who knows the Aussie well.
October 18, 2005
Uthappa has spice
Though he has the temperament for longer innings, as an opener he could be ideally suited to one-day cricket.
October 03, 2005
Jagmohan Dalmiya: A master negotiator
Jagmohan Dalmiya is known in Kolkata, his hometown, as a man who would much rather negotiate and settle a matter with you than slug it out for years on end.
September 26, 2005
BCCI battle: The how and why
Your guide through the cricket control body's minefield.
August 23, 2005
Style over substance
World XI Test captain Graeme Smith hasn't led South Africa in a Test against the Aussies. Neither has he played a Test in Australia.
July 26, 2005
New rules won't affect me: Kumble
'The rules have been tilted a bit in favour of batsmen, but the changes have been made to ensure the game is interesting during the middle overs.'
July 18, 2005
Raina reigns from the ranks
Meet Uttar Pradesh's Suresh Raina, whose impressive showing in the domestic season won him a place in the Indian team for the Sri Lanka tri-series.
June 03, 2005
'I was the Adam Gilchrist of the 60s'
Farokh Engineer, Indian cricket's origninal poster boy,launches a new beer, at 67.
May 26, 2005
Sachin should use a lighter bat: Gloster
The Indian team's physio John Gloster is hopeful of the master batsman returning to the game in four months.
May 18, 2005
'What did John Wright do?'
'He could not rectify Ganguly's short-pitched delivery problem for five years,' says Ashok Malhotra.
May 17, 2005
'I saw God in Chandu'
Bishen Singh Bedi salutes his famous team-mate.

'Chandra was a class act'
Chandrasekhar was not a genuine leg-spinner, but a freak bowler, says former India captain Ajit Wadekar. 'He bowled googlies and the faster ones.'

India's reluctant hero
The saga of a bowler who converted a physical disability into his most lethal weapon.

Chandra for the record
Chandrasekhar holds the unusual record of aggregating more wickets than the runs in Tests as well as first-class career.

'Chandra could strike gold anytime'
Spin legend E A S Prasanna says Chandra was a bowler who did not plan out his wickets.
May 04, 2005
Celebrating the Aussies
From our archives.

Australia's nemesis - India
One of the reasons behind India's success against the Aussies is its batting talent and the way a majority of its players played Shane Warne.

Baggy greens in the pink
The ICC Test rankings have been criticised -- justly -- but even in its flawed state, it tells a story of Australia's incredible dominance.

Australia's man Friday
Gilchrist, himself skeptical at the helm, may never be a full-time leader for Australia, but in the limited opportunities that he got, he's proved to be a diligent captain.

Tenacious Tasmanian
His open style of leadership has fetched Australia 10 victories in 13 Tests he has led the team.

A reign to remember
Nothing could get him down, not even a blow on the body.

Triumphant run Taylor-cut
During his tenure, Mark Taylor lost only three series as captain -- in Pakistan in 1994/95, and in India in 1996/97 and 1997/98.
February 24, 2005
'We are handing the sport to thugs'
'This 15-degree nonsense is a mockery of the great game,' says Bishen Singh Bedi.
February 07, 2005
'What I liked about Murali was he was always smiling'
reveals how Muthiah Muralitharan met his match.
December 23, 2004
'I should have stayed more focused'
'You only need to make that initial breakthrough. I believe you are bound to settle down once ou are in the top bracket, unless you are dumb,' says Mumbai stalwart Amol Muzumdar.

'Hazare's bat had no edges'
Chandu Borde rates Vijay Hazare as India's greatest batsman.
December 22, 2004
A man with 'no nerves at all'
John Arlott, one of cricket's finest writers, greatly admired Vijay Hazare.
November 20, 2004
McGrath no longer 'batting bunny'
Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath finally proved his detractors wrong on Saturday by scoring his maiden Test fifty.
October 12, 2004
'No one could tame him, not even Don Bradman!'
Raj Singh Dungarpur salutes Aussie legend Keith Miller, who passed into the ages on Monday.
August 12, 2004
'Dinesh fits perfectly in the No 7 slot'
'You will very soon see what Dinesh Karthik is made of,' says former India wicketkeeper Bharat Reddy, who spotted the lad when he was only 13.

Meet India's new 'keeper
Dinesh Kaarthik says his strength is his batting.

'Dinesh becoming a wicketkeeper was accidental'
Padmini Krishnakumar recounts the journey her son undertook to get selected to the senior Indian team.
June 23, 2004
Contracts ready for Indian cricketers
BCCI joint secretary Ratnakar Shetty says the system could be implemented from the Asia Cup next month.
June 9, 2004
Kale case: More questions than answers
BCCI Vice-President Kamal Morarka wonders why the selectors picked Kale for a side game even after he allegedly offered them a bribe.
May 15, 2004
The Murali report
The complete report into the examination of Muthiah Muralitharan's doosra. A rediff.com exclusive.
May 10, 2004
No big raise for cricketers!
'They can spend the money on bikes, shopping and girls. The Board wants to make sure that domestic cricketers do not blow up the money,' says former BCCI treasurer Kishore Rungta.
May 6, 2004
One-day cricket: Sport or entertainment?
The one-day version is evolving and heading the WWE way.
March 15, 2004
Bowled over by Karachi crowds
Indian cricket fans applaud the hospitality of the Karachi crowds at the first One-Day International.
March 13, 2004
Tips from a betting 'guru'
'Betting is a science,' he revealed as he lit another cigarette and let out smoke rings. 'If you are not very greedy there is no way you can make a loss.'
March 5, 2004
Indians positive about Pak tour
'Everyone says now is not the right time to go to Pakistan,' one player told rediff.com. 'My question is when is it the right time? We have to go there either this March or next October. How does it matter when we go?'
March 3, 2004
'Pakistan will be a great place to play in'
'It will also be a game of mental toughness. Who is stronger mentally on the field will also make a difference,' Ramesh Powar tells rediff.com
March 1, 2004
Rediff chooses its Indian team
rediff.com staged a mock selection meeting to get a feel of what transpires at a selection meeting.
January 6, 2004
Memories of another Melbourne Test
Though India lost the third Test in the current series, V Gangadhar remembers the time they had won in Melbourne against the odds.
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