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November 29, 2005



What Sharad Pawar needs to do
'It needs to empower the selection committee, and its chairman, to speak frankly on the subject of Sourav Ganguly.'




September 27, 2005



Is Greg Chappell a liar, Mr Mahendra?
'Having branded your coach a liar, Mr Mahendra, do you now expect the players in the dressing room to take him seriously?'

The six wise men will do nothing!
Prem Panicker on the Chappell-Ganguly affair.




March 29, 2005



Why did the team down shutters?
Is that, finally, no more, no less than a collective admission that Sehwag is the only batsman in this side with the nous to play the bowling on merit, asks Prem Panicker.



March 28, 2005



Doomed by defence
What a send off for John Wright, the coach who taught this team to fight, to perform as a unit, to believe in itself, says Prem Panicker.



March 16, 2005



Younis made things happen
The Pakistan vice-captain, who took over from a dehydrated Inzamam-ul Haq in the final session, effected good bowling changes to snatch back the initiative India had gained on day 1.



March 10, 2005



Cakewalk turns complex
India has only itself to blame for not ending day three in the first Test against Pakistan in a position of absolute command.



January 24, 2004



Who shall guard the guardians?
Injustice, if not questioned, has a tendency to feed on itself, and grow, says Prem Panicker.



January 22, 2004



Yuvraj Singh was lordly
Talented players have lost their heads before; to Yuvraj's credit, he found his.
But was it ball tampering?
Tendulkar's mistake then, and Dravid's more recently was that they did not do the obvious take the ball across to the umpire, explain what they were trying to do, and then do it.



January 20, 2004



Indians having 'field' days

Singles made the difference
Prem Panicker reveals the secret of India's one-day success.



January 18, 2004



Laxman needs to reinvent himself
Laxman might want to consider using Dravid's experience, says Prem Panicker.
Demystifying the opposition
The demystifying is most evident in the way the Indians have treated Brett Lee, their nemesis on the last tour.



January 16, 2004



Zimbabwe bowl Gilly back into form
The African nation gave a batsman who, being down, should have been nailed down a second wind.



November 28, 2003



Sins of omission
How did India land up with such a lopsided schedule, asks Prem Panicker.



November 27, 2003



Can we get real, please?
There are no favours being handed out in modern cricket, Prem Panicker reminds the apathetic Indian team.



November 26, 2003



Terms of endearment
The Kale inquiry will reveal nothing, because it cannot, says Prem Panicker.



November 25, 2003



Questions the BCCI would rather not ask
Where, in all this brouhaha, is the attempt to address the larger question of corruption, asks Prem Panicker.



November 19, 2003



5 blind men: India's cricket tragedy
'The selectors, we are told, discussed Kartik's case for the better part of three hours. Five men, putting their combined brains to such intensive use, could have cracked Einstein's Theory of Relativity in half that time.'



November 14, 2003



The Great Indian Selection Trick
Prem Panicker analyses the list of probables for the tour of Australia, and makes his prediction for the final outcome.



January 16, 2003



Nothing to crow about
Why did Ganguly have to get into a war of words with Martin Crowe, asks Prem Panicker.



January 14, 2003



Called to account
The players could be docked half their match fees for non-performance; but what about the BCCI, asks Prem Panicker.



January 11, 2003



Unpredictability makes India vulnerable
India can be expected to play to its standards, plus or minus 50 and there is no telling, ever, which it will be on the given day, says Prem Panicker.



January 1, 2003



The selectors' three card trick
Prem Panicker on the composition of the Indian team for the World Cup.



December 30, 2002



First among equals
Is Saurav Ganguly the right man to lead Indian to South Africa, asks Prem Panicker



December 20, 2002



Earth Calling BCCI: Anyone Home?
The BCCI's silence on the issue of the contracts is deafening. And puzzling, says Prem Panicker.



November 11, 2002



Doin' it Wright
Prem Panicker in defence of coach John Wright's decision to experiment.



November 6, 2002



Thumbs down for the men in coats
Prem Panicker on umpiring inconsistencies.



August 20, 2002



Ambush contracting



August 11, 2002



The art of field messing



August 07, 2002



India's game plan for the second Test



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