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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?

ESPNcricinfo staff

The sun sets over the WACA

Australian cricket

In memory of the WACA

Writing in the Guardian, Mike Selvey, who has played at the WACA, recalls the romance of the ground and hopes it can still be maintained despite the move

Rodney Ulyate

Steven Finn was again denied his 100th Test wicket by a front-foot no-ball

The Investec Ashes 2015

Wicket off a no-ball? Not bad luck, mate

In a game of fine margins, isn't it wrong to assume that a delivery delivered from 21.8 yards would yield the same result as one delivered from 22.2 yards?

The teams get a security escort after the practice session

Zimbabwe in Pakistan 2015

Rusty, anxious, and ready

Cricket is returning to Pakistan after six years. The jazba is coming back, too

Young fans at the Sydney derby

Who is the BBL aimed at?

There's nothing wrong with the quality of the cricket on offer, but the bells and whistles surrounding it are intrusive and overwhelming

Noel Kalicharan

Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo celebrate the victory

Bravo, Pollard numbers don't add up

Although there has been a lot of criticism against Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard's omissions from the West Indies' ODI squad for South Africa and later the World Cup, their recent statistics indicate the axe might be justified