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Rana Naved-ul-Hasan

'The Man of the Series was a big thing for me'

Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, Pakistan’s latest bowling trump card, is a simple soul. Frustrated waiting for an international call, he almost gave up. But self-belief hauled him back

John Wright's time on the Indian treadmill

India's Mr Wright

Just how do you judge a coach? Some people like to look at the win-loss record of the team that plays under him. Others, who are less statistically minded, prefer to accumulate anecdotal evidence from the players who have worked under him. You could speak to the men who employed the coach in the first place, or you could just pronounce your judgment from afar. Whatever route you take, you would have to say John Wright’s five-year association with the Indian team has been a success

India v Pakistan

A fairy-tale match

One of the most abused clichés in sport is the one about the game, ratherthan a team or individual, being the winner. For those on the losing side,especially after a contest decided by the length of a fingernail, such aglib phrase is no more than a slap in the face, another reminder of fallingagonisingly short. But sometimes, maybe once every decade or so, sport hasthe ability to transcend itself and render the result immaterial. So it waswith this one-day international at Karachi

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Kaneria ready to take flight

The Sehwag effect

Question time for Ganguly

'My strength is my confidence'

Pakistan's quiet colossus

Never another like Sachin

Balaji on bouncing back from injury

When Shoaib rocked Kolkata

The legspinners' graveyard

Miandad goes to 280

'I want to do well this time around'

A hero's innings

Mohammad Khalil eyes the big time

History in numbers

Beware the unknown

A chance to move forward

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