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De Villiers has 'no regrets' about leaving 'unbearable' pressures behind

The former South Africa captain is not missing international cricket just yet, given its mental demands

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India in England 2018

Hard Talk

Hardik Pandya not a Test allrounder yet - Holding

Michael Holding believes Pandya is not effective as a batsman, and lacks control and consistency with the ball

Krishnaswamy: It's the conditions, stupid

Before being too harsh on the Indian batsmen, it's worth looking at the bowling-friendly conditions offered to them in SA and England

Ben Stokes trial

England news

Bayliss urges Stokes to make public apology

The allrounder will be assessed "mentally and physically" over the two days of training before a decision is made on whether he returns to the XI

Autographs, photos and football - Stokes returns to the England camp

Ben Stokes arrived at Trent Bridge on Thursday as England prepare for the third Test against India


How do you fit Stokes back into England's XI?

The allrounder is available for the Trent Bridge Test against India after his acquittal. But making room for him is not easy

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Ajit Wadekar 1941-2018


The man who steered India from an also-ran to a world power

Ajit Wadekar was appointed to the role of India captain on a whim, and rewarded the faith placed in him with two iconic series wins

Wadekar had great man-management skills - Shastri

Shastri also called Wadekar one of the country's finest captains


Prithvi Shaw


'Patience will get me big runs'

India A batsman Prithvi Shaw talks about learning to bide his time when the bowlers are on top

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New coach for New Zealand

Change at the top

Gary Stead named New Zealand coach

Stead took New Zealand women to the World Cup and World T20 finals; he will want to replicate that with the men's team in 2019

The Chatter

Weekly round-up

When Russell ambushed his IPL paymasters


A slew of batting errors

England v India

Manjrekar: Why has the quality of Test batsmanship deteriorated?

India have struggled in England, but batsmen of just about every team fare poorly away from home these days

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