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Vic Marks bowls

Talking shop with a pro

The perils of getting into a detailed discussion about your technique and game with an expert

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

ESPNcricinfo staff

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?