Tillakaratne Dilshan might hope the ground opens up under him after dropping a catch

Sri Lankan cricket

Sri Lanka in a World Cup funk

For a Sri Lanka fan, the team's losing streak in the New Zealand ODIs is perhaps the equivalent of getting paralysed by poison. Your body is immobile giving the impression that you've died, but inside, you are still very much alive. Screaming.

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Technique

The need to simplify batting

In his column for the Hindu, Greg Chappell stresses on the need to introduce simplicity in teaching young cricketers the art of batting

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

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Fast bowling

Fast bowling in a time of tortoises

In a column for the Guardian's Spin, Andy Bull wonders whether fast bowling in Test cricket is becoming slower

England cricket

I fire myself up to get into the right zone - Anderson

Sam Sheringham of the BBC catalogues Anderson's interview with his colleague Mark Chapman, in which the he talks about the skill, physical and psychological requirements of bowling quick

Australian cricket

Mark Cosgrove and the stigma of obesity

What is worse for the image of Australian cricket - cricketers overweight of body, or cricketers underweight of runs?