Aakash Chopra

Former India opener @cricketaakash

Kumar Sangakkara drives

Sangakkara: a mix of modern and orthodox

He embraced the current practice of playing an all-out aggressive game without sacrificing the strong technique he grew up with

Alastair Cook, England captain, after England's defeat at the MCG

Alastair Cook's mind games

Was the England captain's slump in form brought on by issues of technique or by a cluttered mind?

Gary Ballance was bowled by Trent Boult

Backward steps costing Ballance

His habit of moving deep into his crease has challenged right-arm fast bowlers. The same can't be said of the left-armers

Chris Rogers bats at the nets

The Rogers method

The lack of a backlift restricts the Australian opener's range of strokes, especially the drive, but he has managed to use his limitations to his advantage

Mustafizur Rahman took 5 for 50 on debut

Pace pays off for Bangladesh

The team's focus seems to have switched from their traditional reliance on spin, and that has shown in their results

Ajinkya Rahane guides the ball to the leg side

Don't judge Rahane on stats alone

While the numbers show he has indeed not been scoring freely in ODIs, he has been improving on the whole and his skills demand that he is persevered with

Ravindra Jadeja sports a new hairdo

Why have Jadeja and Axar gone off the boil?

Both left-arm spinners have fallen into a rut, and it comes down to subtle technical changes made wittingly or otherwise to their bowling