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Coming over, English cricket team fuel India's obsession (4,4)


I believe the answer is:

idee fixe

'obsession' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'coming over english cricket team fuel india's' is the wordplay.
'coming over' is a reversal indicator.
'english' becomes 'E' (abbreviation as in OED).
'cricket team' becomes 'XI' (a cricket team, from Roman numerals for 11).
'fuel' becomes 'feed' (as in fuelling or feeding a fire).
'india' becomes 'i' (phonetic alphabet: alpha, bravo, charlie etc.).
'exifeedi' written backwards gives 'IDEE FIXE'.

(Other definitions for idee fixe that I've seen before include "Obsession" , "Nothing else comes to mind" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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