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Don Bradman practises in the nets at the SCG

Why didn't everyone copy Bradman?

Today unorthodox, self-taught techniques are celebrated and emulated, but the greatest batsman of all had few followers

Brian Lara watches the ball

The kinaesthetic beauty of timing

When batsmen transfer their body weight and movement precisely into the point of contact between bat and ball, the results can be glorious

Jeetan Patel bowls

The plight of the English spin bowler

As England wait on the fitness of Zafar Ansari ahead of the tour of the UAE, the Middlesex spinner, Ollie Rayner, explains why alternatives are thin on the ground

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

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