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Alastair Cook became an Ashes winning captain at the first attempt

Test Captaincy

Busting the captaincy myth

Do players really lose form under the added responsibility?

Shashank Manohar and Anurag Thakur at a press conference

India news

Don't pat the BCCI's back just yet

Acts made behind closed doors have been rectified to alter the brand image of the board, but are they really the problems that need answers?

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pieter Seelaar darts for a single on the off side during his 68

Associate cricket

Can cricket take a leaf out of rugby's book?

Argentina's impressive performance in the recently concluded Rugby World Cup made one thing obvious - the more teams play better opposition, the more they improve

ESPNcricinfo staff

The pink ball in focus

Day-night Tests

Turning a blind eye to what people want

Writing in The Age, Tim Lane laments that the public - "clearly an interested party" - has had little say in the day-night Test debate

ESPNcricinfo staff

Joe Root took England within 25 runs of victory in Abu Dhabi

England cricket

Inside the mind of Joe Root

In an interview with The Telegraph, Joe Root talks about his dark days, the art of batting long, Yorkshire's batting tradition and more

ESPNcricinfo staff

It was another testing day behind the stumps for Brad Haddin

Australia cricket

Haddin's painful debut and testing career

In his column for WA Today Malcom Knox reveals how Brad Haddin endured a broken finger to play in his debut Test and the hurdles he faced during his career