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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 Australia 2014, Practice matches

Nov 24, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Glenelg, Adelaide

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 24, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Colombo

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Nov 26, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Sharjah

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 26, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Colombo

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 26, 2014 (12:00 IST)   at Dhaka

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Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 23, 2014  at Chittagong

Bangladesh won by 68 runs

South Africa tour of Australia, 2014

Nov 23, 2014  at Sydney

Australia won by 2 wkts

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 22, 2014  at Dambulla

Match abandoned without a ball being bowled

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 21, 2014  at Dambulla

Match abandoned without a ball being bowled

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 21, 2014  at Chittagong

Bangladesh won by 87 runs

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Australia vs South Africa, 3rd ODI at Canberra

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SL vs Eng: Buttler practices wicketkeeping in nets

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2014, 2nd ODI at Chittagong: Highlights

Australia vs South Africa 2014, 5th ODI at Sydney: Highlights

Quinton de Kock’s century in vain as Australia register two wicket win over South Africa

Saeed Ajmal: 99 per cent bowlers will fail 15 degree test

Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque register second-highest opening partnership for Bangladesh in ODIs

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Sri Lanka vs England 2014: Moeen Ali, Alastair Cook’s form bodes well, says Mark Ramprakash

Mithali Raj: India women confident ahead of ODI series against South Africa

Sri Lanka vs England 2014: England’s 2nd practice match washed out

Bangladesh bring up 100th win in international cricket

India vs Cricket Australia XI, 1st Tour Game Preview: India eye good warm-up to kick-off tour Down Under

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2014, 2nd ODI at Chittagong: Highlights

Australia vs South Africa 2014, 5th ODI at Sydney: Highlights

Saeed Ajmal: 99 per cent bowlers will fail 15 degree test

Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque register second-highest opening partnership for Bangladesh in ODIs

ICC World Cup 2015: Australia in risk of overkill

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