What will Ian Bell's legacy be?

He always made the difficult look easy and rarely got the recognition his batting deserved. The difficulty of replacing him may determine his worth

Despite a change of ball colour, Ian Bell remained in good touch

The Asif enigma

Unlike other Pakistani cricketers who have strayed, he has not been at pains to show penitence

Mohammad Asif makes his way to Southwark Crown Court

All aboard the ECB bus

A recent interview with the England board's CEO Tom Harrison was a reflection of the ECB's priorities - and the issues it would like swept out of sight

Andrew Strauss and Tom Harrison meet the media

Lefties I've loved

From Sobers to Sangakkara, plenty oozed grace at the crease. Each had his own distinctive style

Ajit Wadekar made 48

Michael Clarke: a fan's notes

In many ways, he was representative of a generation of Australian men - though he more accurately represented a historic shift that divides athlete and fan more than ever before

The Mask: a fan holds a giant cutout of Michael Clarke's face