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Jaideep Vaidya

(Jaideep Vaidya is a reporter, sub-editor and analyst at CricketCountry. A diehard Manchester United fan and multiple sports buff, you can follow him on Twitter @jaideepvaidya)

Gautam Gambhir: Intense in name and demeanour —  on and off the field Moments in history

Gautam Gambhir: Intense in name and demeanour —  on and off the field

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October 14, 2013, 12:53 pm

Gautam Gambhir, born on October 14, 1981, is a feisty Indian opening batsman and captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders IPL franchise. Jaideep Vaidya goes through the career of the aggressive Delhi lad.

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Ryan Harris: Australia’s bowling workhorse and late bloomer Moments in history

Ryan Harris: Australia’s bowling workhorse and late bloomer

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October 11, 2013, 8:40 pm

Ryan Harris, born on October 11, 1979, is an Australian quick whose claim to fame was becoming the Man of the Series for his team during the Ashes 2013. Jaideep Vaidya goes through the career of 'Rhino'.

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Yuvraj Singh guides his way through Sachin Tendulkar’s retirement hullabaloo Sachin Retirement Articles

Yuvraj Singh guides his way through Sachin Tendulkar’s retirement hullabaloo

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October 11, 2013, 3:03 pm

The mayhem began Thursday at 3.37 pm. A seemingly innocuous tweet by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) created a butterfly effect that shook the foundation of the cricketing world, at the expense of sounding melodramatic. It isn't every day that one of the greatest sporting icons that not only India, but the world has seen, calls it quits from the game.

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Matthew Hayden scores 380 against Zimbabwe at Perth; beats Brian Lara’s world record Moments in history

Matthew Hayden scores 380 against Zimbabwe at Perth; beats Brian Lara’s world record

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October 10, 2013, 3:39 pm

On October 10, 2003, Australian opener Matthew Hayden became the highest individual run-scorer in a single Test innings when he went past Brian Lara's 375, at the WACA against Zimbabwe, when he scored 380 runs. Jaideep Vaidya revisits the epic knock.

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Ian Chappell turns down ESPN moolah than be gagged by BCCI restrictions

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October 8, 2013, 4:47 pm

When the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing scandal broke out on May 16 this year, towards the home stretch of the near-two-month-long tournament, nine matches were still left to be played. It would turn out to be one of murkiest and most shocking scandals to hit Indian cricket, one that transcended vocations; and as the days progressed, it reached levels comparable to the cricket match-fixing scandal in the late nineties.

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Rahul Dravid: A lotus in cricket’s contaminated pond

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October 7, 2013, 9:59 am

He was called the gentlemen's gentleman. Whoever branded cricket the gentleman's game decades ago must have foreseen someone like him gracing the sport in the future. He was called "The Wall" for his robust, rock-solid, and near-impregnable defence while batting.

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Ajinkya Rahane keeps performing, while selectors keep ignoring

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October 5, 2013, 9:51 am

There were two shots that Rajasthan Royals' Ajinkya Rahane played in the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) 2013 semi-final against the Chennai Super Kings which were true depictions of the talent that he is but, sadly, wasted by the national selectors.

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Australia tour of India 2013-14: Callum Ferguson could stake claim for Ashes

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October 3, 2013, 12:18 pm

South Australian batsman Callum Ferguson has been drafted in as injured skipper Michael Clarke's replacement for the seven-match One-Day International (ODI) series against India starting October 13. Jaideep Vaidya looks at the implications of Clarke's absence and Ferguson's inclusion into the Australian team.

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Tom Moody: ‘Long’, powerful and aggressive Moments in history

Tom Moody: ‘Long’, powerful and aggressive

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October 2, 2013, 1:40 pm

Tom Moody, born on October 2, 1965, is an Australian cricketer-turned-coach who was a batting all-rounder in his playing days. Jaideep Vaidya glances through the career of the two-metre 'long' Moody.

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India squad for Australia series 2013: Too many bowlers spoil the broth?

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October 1, 2013, 11:36 am

India announced a 15-man squad for the one-off Twenty20 International and the first three of seven One-Day Internationals against Australia later this month. While all the focus and the debates have centred on the comeback of Yuvraj Singh and the exclusion of Dinesh Karthik and Umesh Yadav, Jaideep Vaidya goes behind the scenes and analyses the balance of the squad, while comparing it to Australia's.

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Anil Kumble, Ranjib Biswal’s appointments provide silver lining to N Srinivasan’s return after BCCI AGM

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September 30, 2013, 1:02 pm

"Stepped aside" incumbent N Srinivasan made his return to the throne as the BCCI president in its latest AGM, where a number of similar and expected decisions were taken. Jaideep Vaidya tries to dissect the appointments and decisions.

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Ashes 2006-07: Damien Martyn announces shock retirement ahead of home Perth Test Moments in history

Ashes 2006-07: Damien Martyn announces shock retirement ahead of home Perth Test

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September 29, 2013, 1:48 pm

On December 9, 2006, in the middle of an Ashes series broke the shocking news, especially for the Australian cricketing fraternity. Damien Martyn, 35, announced his retirement from cricket ahead of his home Test at Perth. Jaideep Vaidya goes through the events leading up to the unforeseen decision.

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Ashes 2006-07: Paul Collingwood and Kevin Pietersen’s record stand shocks Australia at Adelaide Moments in history

Ashes 2006-07: Paul Collingwood and Kevin Pietersen’s record stand shocks Australia at Adelaide

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September 28, 2013, 12:10 pm

On December 2, 2006, records tumbled at the Adelaide Oval as the fire and ice pairing of Kevin Pietersen and Paul Collingwood came together and laid into the Australian attack. Jaideep Vaidya goes through the events of the day.

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Brendon McCullum: New Zealand’s innovative demolition man and T20 specialist Moments in history

Brendon McCullum: New Zealand’s innovative demolition man and T20 specialist

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September 27, 2013, 2:51 pm

Brendon McCullum, born on September 27, 1981, is a wicketkeeper-batsman and the current captain of the New Zealand cricket team. He is one of the most innovative and explosive stroke-makers in world cricket at the moment. Jaideep Vaidya profiles the Kiwi entertainer from Otago.

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Ashes 2002-03: Andy Caddick’s 7 for 94 polishes Australia off at Sydney to hand England path-breaking win Moments in history

Ashes 2002-03: Andy Caddick’s 7 for 94 polishes Australia off at Sydney to hand England path-breaking win

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September 26, 2013, 3:25 pm

On January 6, 2003, 34-year-old England fast bowler Andy Caddick recorded a seven-wicket haul at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) to hand his team a rare, and what would turn out to be a chapter-turning win against Australia. Jaideep Vaidya recaps the events.

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India tour of England 2014

Jul 27, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Southampton

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 6, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Galle

India tour of England 2014

Aug 7, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Manchester

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 9, 2014 (13:30 IST)   at Harare

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 14, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Colombo

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Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 24, 2014  at Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 100 runs

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Jul 24, 2014  at Colombo

Match drawn

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 22, 2014  at Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 2 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 20, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 8 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 18, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 6 wkts

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India vs England 2014, 3rd Test

Videos

Shaun Udal on India vs England 3rd Test

India vs England Live Cricket Score 3rd Test Day 2 at Southampton: England reach 355/3 at lunch

12 little-known facts about Garry Sobers

Pankaj Singh and other Test cricketers from Rajasthan

Pankaj Singh rewarded with India cap for years of consistency at domestic level

Mike Griffith: My choice of Mike Gatting as President of MCC was all about timing

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South Africa bat out Day 5 against Sri Lanka to win series 1-0; move to No 1 in ICC rankings

India vs England 2014, 3rd Test at Southampton: England in control at Lunch

Rohit Sharma takes maiden Test wicket; dismisses Gary Ballance in third Test between India and England at Southampton

Ian Bell and Gary Ballance get century partnership against India on Day 2 of third Test at Southampton

Ian Bell scores 42nd Test half-century in 3rd Test against India at Southampton

India vs England 2014, 3rd Test at Southampton: Alastair Cook’s innings could be a turning point for England’s fortunes

Michael Holding’s take on Ishant Sharma bowling from Pavilion End — problems with expert opinions

India vs England 2014 3rd Test at Southampton stats highlights: Day 1

India vs England 2014, 3rd Test at Southampton: Gary Ballance fills in the void left by Jonathan Trott

12 little-known facts about Garry Sobers

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Brazil vs Netherlands, 3rd place Fifa World Cup 2014 match Video Highlights

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Ian Bell and Gary Ballance get century partnership against India on Day 2 of third Test at Southampton

Healthy recipe: Organic almond and broccoli soup

Salman Khan plans a grand Eid party, will Shah Rukh Khan be invited?

How people feel sharing their life events on social media

Ian Bell scores 42nd Test half-century in 3rd Test against India at Southampton

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After Raai Laxmi, Janani Iyer changes her name to Janani

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