Mid-wicket Tales
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Tyson, Holding, Donald: The true terror of the fast bowler

We attempt to write on fast bowling with the humbling acceptance that only pale justice can be done to it in any one essay.

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From Viswanath to VVS: Stylists who make cricket magical

If cricket is a game that has great romance then at the core of it are the stylists. Here are some of the best right-handers the game has seen.

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Why Laker, Prasanna remain better off-spinners than Murali, Bhajji

Firstpost bloggers VJ Raghunath and S Giridhar say on the basis of purity of action alone they are unable to rate Murali and Harbhajan above Laker and Prasanna.

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Davo, Akram, Zaheer: What is the legacy of left-arm bowlers?

Left-arm bowling has somehow not been able to etch itself in the mind, in the way right-arm bowling or left-hand batting has.

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The ballad of the big-hitters of cricket

There is such a crescendo of noise over the number of sixes hit in the IPL that we decided to dig into the big hitting exploits of great test players of olden days and place big hitting in its proper perspective.

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Close encounters on the cricket field

Close-in catching is an indescribable thrill that transcends mere words. It is strangely more difficult to describe than the cover drive or the googly.

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Men of Dravid’s ilk – their country’s most trusted batsmen

In this essay, our bloggers pay tribute to those batsmen who like Dravid were trusted the most by their country.

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Proved without a doubt, India is the true home of spin

India alone among all test playing nations has an amazingly even and strong presence in all three forms of spin bowling.

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The link between Dhoni, Brearley and Bradman

Cricket captaincy is more than just imaginative, inspired decision making in batting, bowling and field placements.

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Is batting average the clue to finding the next Dhoni?

How many matches should India's younger lot get to prove themselves? A statistical analysis looks at what is a good number.

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Left-arm spin: Its place in cricket history

When one scans the best bowling figures in an innings, one finds no left arm spinner in the top fifteen performances.

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The Fab four then and now

There is something extremely seedy about the way the inexorable finish to the glittering careers of India’s finest ever quartet of middle order batsmen is being dissected with complete insensitivity.