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August20

From Hyderabad to Canterbury, via Karachi

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asifiqbal

After a summer in which Pakistan have played impressively to share the Test series in England Martin remembers one of his favourite Pakistani cricketers of the 1970s, Asif Iqbal Razvi

July23

Ee by gum yon Sachin

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Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar arrives at the Oval in London with a pint of English beer, on April 28, 1992, before making his debut for the Yorshire team on April 30. (Photo credit should read THIERRY SALIOU/AFP/Getty Images)

A somewhat disingenuous title, doubtless calculated to attract interest from the sub-continent, doesn’t alter the fact that the background story of Sachin’s arrival at Headingley in 1992 is an interesting one

July07

Cricketers Brave

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Duleep Mendis carried off after being felled by Thomson

As the 2016 Sri Lankans leave England after a slightly disappointing visit Martin looks back to the first time the country’s cricketers made an impact here

June20

One Man Show

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sobers

Next month Garry Sobers will turn 80, and it will be exactly half a century since he led West Indies to victory against England with a peerless allround performance. In this feature Martin tells the story of that Test series

June09

The Cool Runnings of Royal Challengers Bangalore

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Royal Challengers Bangalore captain and batsman Virat Kohli bends down with disappointment in the players dug out after being bowled out during the final Twenty20 cricket match of the 2016 Indian Premier League (IPL) between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad at The M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on May 29, 2016.

All feel good movies are designed to have happy endings. They follow a fairly formulaic structure – a beginning that sets the context, a little turbulence in the middle to add some mandatory suspense to the proceedings and the end when everything and everyone comes together and all is right with the world. Cool Runnings […]