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WORLD CUP 2015

CRICKET SPECIAL

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James Astill • Dilip D’Souza • Lhendup G Bhutia • Chetan Narula • Omkar Khandekar • Dileep Premachandran • Suresh Menon • Mini Kapoor
BRING BACK THE BOWLERS ~ by James Astill
Now that would be a subplot to watch out for in this World Cup

IN TENDULKAR’S SHADOW ~ by Dilip D’Souza
Why the absence of the master is good for India and its fans

THE LOOMING LOSS ~ by Lhendup G Bhutia
From favourites just two years ago, India’s chances of defending the World Cup now seem remote

THE FEVER PITCH ~ by Chetan Narula
A despatch from Australia and New Zealand, the hosts, and the Indian flavour in the World Cup

THE BUCKS NEVER STOP ~ by Omkar Khandekar
The booming market economy sustained by the World Cup

THE HOUR OF THE PROTEAS ~ by Dileep Premachandran
It’s South Africa’s chance after two decades of hurt

THE FAR PAVILIONS ~ by Mini Kapoor
Afghanistan and the meaning of minnows in the World Cup

MASTER AND COMMANDER ~ by Suresh Menon
Captains matter and so does Dhoni, who is still the best hope for India

THE WORLD CUP ALMANAC
Best Ever Bowler • Best Ever Batsman • Fastest Ever Delivery • Indian Superstitions • Closest Finishes • Five players to watch • Five Games to watch

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