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Indian cricket team

Cricket in 2050

MJ Akbar

All matches are now played in a covered stadium, any batsman who hits the ceiling is given an eight. The old helicopter shot is passé, players are hitting perpendicular rockets into the air

Collateral Longevity

New India doesn’t have time for a five-day sport but Tests survive on the back of the game’s adaptability to shorter formats

Can Test Cricket Survive?

As India gets ready for the final of the first World Test Championship against New Zealand, the inevitable question pops up

Complications of the Position

Making middle-order batsmen into openers in Tests usually doesn’t end well for India

Selection Day and the Indian Coach

The coach’s role is more than just a psychological foil for the captain and there is very little public information about what Shastri’s approach is to coaching

The Limits of Behaviour Policing

The convoluted logic of BCCI asking Hardik Pandya to explain his thoughts at parties

Fast Forward

Umesh Yadav returns from the fringes with a rare fast bowling feat -- only the third Indian pacer to take a 10-wicket haul in India

Pandyamonium

The all-rounder who helped India score their first victory of the Test series with a fiery bowling spell

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