Darren Bravo winces in pain after injuring his hamstring

Why are injury breakdowns so frequent?

Over-hydration during games and excessive warm-up routines could be the reasons for the number of niggles, despite the medical help at hand

Santosh Vijaykumar

Otago and Wellington observe a minute of silence in the memory of Phillip Hughes

Phillip Hughes 1988-2014

On growing disenchanted with the game, and the bouncer

A fan on how his appetite for cricket and excitement at witnessing a good dose of short stuff at the Gabba this December waned once news of Phillip Hughes came in

Michael Clarke and Shane Watson in conversation

The curse of soft-tissue injuries

Michael Clarke and Shane Watson have had a history of such injuries and modern-day sports science is yet to come up with a solution

England cricket

Down with flat pitches

Simon Hughes, in the Telegraph, questions the quality of Test cricket on docile decks and the ensuing impact on fast bowlers after England and India held each other to a draw at Trent Bridge

Bert Sutcliffe lofts Hugh Tayfield for a six

Takes a licking, keeps on ticking

A look at some brave efforts from injured batsmen who managed to return to the field to resume the fight

Shane Watson is helped in a stretching exercise

Modern injury-prevention techniques are not working

It might be time to go back to more traditional methods of preparation: long periods of batting and bowling in place of hours spent in the gym, in ice baths, and on the massage table

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand cricket

Vettori did right in delaying comeback

David Leggat, in the New Zealand Herald, appreciates Daniel Vettori's decision to delay his comeback until he feels 100% confident of handling the rigours of international cricket