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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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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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Field Notes

Ron Kaplan, one of our most insightful and inquisitive baseball correspondents, has wondered how a cricket captain decides where to place his eleven players when there’s no foul territory and a batsman can hit the ball anywhere. Is there a … Continue reading

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