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2014/07/26 03:25
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... anyone whose job it was to report on the England cricket team, Kevin Pietersen was the gift that just kept on giving," writes Simon Wilde in the introduction to On Pietersen, his portrait of the...
2014/07/26 03:25
2014/07/26 03:25
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2014/07/25 23:10
2014/07/25 23:10
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I had an issue with left-arm spin so went to seek advice from others. I spoke to Indians, the best players of spin in the world, and asked them how I could solve it. I spoke to people in the Indian...
2014/07/25 12:38
2014/07/25 12:38
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By leading India to victory over Alastair Cook's England in the second Test at Lord's, MS Dhoni captured just his sixth Test triumph away from home as captain. Against a nose-diving home side, that...
2014/07/24 19:25
2014/07/24 19:25
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Duncan Fletcher was right after all. The India coach, in the team's first press briefing upon landing in England, had said his team was unpredictable, and this was going to make for some exciting...
2014/07/24 03:25
2014/07/24 03:25
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Few bowlers around the world have shouldered as much of a workload as Stuart Broad and James Anderson You had to be at Headingley to really understand how much treacle Nick Compton was batting in. If...
2014/07/23 12:09
2014/07/23 12:09
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But then successful captaincy in modern sport is not what we outsiders imagine it to be. It is not how we practise it on the park pitch on a Sunday morning, all clapping hands and yelling...
2014/07/23 03:25
2014/07/23 03:25
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A low ebb can typically be found in any city in the world at 3am on a Saturday morning. It's someone lying in their own sick, urine and faeces. The night started with such high hopes. In cricket, a...
2014/07/22 16:17
2014/07/22 16:17
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Alastair Cook is a man under siege. Since taking over from Andrew Strauss England have been on a rapid decline, from being humiliated in Australia then shocked by Sri Lanka and capitulating against...
2014/07/22 11:25
2014/07/22 11:25
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So another pillar of England's glory years is washed away. Matt Prior's decision to take the rest of the summer off to recuperate from injury almost certainly ends an international career that has...
2014/07/22 11:25
2014/07/22 11:25
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Has batting become a whole lot easier in the last decade or so? Or are batsmen entering the international game more battle-hardened and more ready for instant success than was the case in the past? I...
2014/07/22 11:13
2014/07/22 11:13
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Speaking to me before the Second Test against India he cautioned against a struggling England ditching their skipper, despite the increasing calls for him to go. Now, though, after England’s 95-run...
2014/07/22 07:09
2014/07/22 07:09
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Nothing in life can ever have prepared him for the torment he has endured over the past few weeks. To begin with, everything went right for the former cathedral chorister with the matinee idol...
2014/07/22 00:31
2014/07/22 00:31
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The tide continues to turn against Cook after England's winless run in Tests stretched to 10 with a 95-run loss to India on Monday. Several of England's former Test captains have called for Cook to...
2014/07/21 21:09
2014/07/21 21:09
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... had a combination of injuries that have had an impact. My Achilles, everyone knows about and is an ongoing problem and my goal was to get it to a manageable place. I tore my quad before the...
2014/07/21 09:13
2014/07/21 09:13
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Sachin Tendulkar led India from 1996 to 2000 before he concluded that the captaincy was having a poor effect on the team. While his own form remained strong, India won only four of 25 Tests when he...
2014/07/20 23:37
2014/07/20 23:37
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Yet as he trudged his way back to the changing room, and what a forlorn walk it was – perhaps only Shane Watson can rival him in those stakes – there was a sense that something has to give for...
2014/07/20 21:08
2014/07/20 21:08
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Following the international retirement of South Africa's Graeme Smith, star batsman Hashim Amla has been handed the captaincy of the Proteas' Test team. A prolific accumulator of runs and the owner of...
2014/07/20 19:12
2014/07/20 19:12
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It was not beautiful but it was compelling. Alastair Cook is not the first England captain to find himself needing runs to stay in the job. In fact it happens to most of them along the way. The...
2014/07/19 23:38
2014/07/19 23:38
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Summer ferry sailings, Tyne and Wear Ferry company DFDS Seaways is adding affordable day cruises along the north-east coast of England to its schedule. On three-hour mini cruises from the Port of...
2014/07/18 23:30
2014/07/18 23:30
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Batsmen should stay inside the crease and not back up too early to avoid being ‘Mankaded’, felt the World Cricket Committee while refusing to change the law which allows running out the...
2014/07/26 03:25
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