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The Cricket World Cup: A Preview, Part 1

Every four years, the world’s top cricket teams gather to play a series of one-day internationals (ODIs)—the 50-over form of the game—to determine who is the best. It’s the nearest thing that cricket gets to a competition that the entire … Continue reading

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Matt Prior—Unsung Hero

Like his teammate Jonathan Trott, England’s Matt Prior is not a sexy cricketer—not least because their stocky, balding frames makes them character-actors rather than leading-man material on the cricketing stage. True, Prior’s not as dour and workmanlike as Trott; but … Continue reading

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the IPL—Part Two

In Part One of this blog I (Martin) mentioned the skills that the Twenty20 form of the game of cricket had developed. Many of these skills involve new and daring shots that, although they may not have been necessarily invented … Continue reading

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The Incredible Draw: West Indies v. India—Part II

One of the curiosities of Test cricket (at least to fans of baseball) is the fact that a game of cricket can go on for five days and still end in a situation where no team is declared a winner: … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Cricket

A game of Test cricket can last up to five days. Each of those days is made up of three sessions of two hours each, split by two breaks—the lunch and the tea intervals. On the third day of the … Continue reading

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It’s India

      India are the 2011 World Cup Champions. Amid scenes of sweeping emotion, dancing, and unfettered joy, befitting a game that took place in Mumbai, home of India’s mammoth movie industry, the Indian captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, smote … Continue reading

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India versus Pakistan

They’ve fought three wars between them; they both have nuclear weapons; they possess the greatest cricket rivalry outside of England versus Australia; and they’re going head-to-head in the semi-final of the World Cup on Wednesday. On the one side, the … Continue reading

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