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At the end of the day Sehwag played some cheerful shots, setting things up nicely for the last day

Watching Sehwag bat

There's something charming about his disregard for the conventions of batsmanship and impressive about how unconcerned he is with everything other than the next ball

India

Some thoughts on playing cricket at the Oval

A few days ago I was at morning cricket nets at the Oval Maidan in Bombay, a weekly affair where we exercise our two-bit skills with high seriousness and fidelity to ritual

India

The supremely light feet of Suresh Raina

A great many batting artists of our age - Virender Sehwag, Damien Martyn, VVS Laxman - bat in a way that makes us admire the work of their hands rather than their feet

Bowling

On the bowling of Ramesh Powar

Ramesh Powar is that rare thing: the genuinely slow bowler, someone whose bowling never quite "arrives"

India-Pakistan

On S Sreesanth and Suresh Raina

A striking feature of India's cricket this season is the difference between the look of the team in one-day cricket and that in Tests

India

The man who rolled Tendulkar over

Some questions in cricket are subjective, allowing for perfectly good arguments both sides, such as whether Bradman’s Invincibles were a greater team than Steve Waugh's side, or whether Sunil Gavaskar possessed a better defensive technique than

The Indian one-day side

Fixing India's batting order

A kind of planned progress, a gradual fitting together of the parts, has led to a visible improvement in the playing standard of the Indian Test team since 2002

Bob Woolmer speaks freely on coaching, August 2004

'The fun is trying to be one up on everyone else'

Bob Woolmer spoke to Chandrahas Choudhury back in August 2004 in an interview for Wisden Asia Cricket

Anatomy of a classic

Virender Sehwag looks back at his century and a half against Australia in Chennai, 2004