Aakash Chopra

Former India opener @cricketaakash

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

M Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan step on to the field

Dhawan or Rahul?

It's not an easy choice for India as they go into a long home season

Harbhajan Singh is relieved after striking in his 24th over

Will we see the Harbhajan of old?

India's leading offspinner of the 2000s fell away because of his tendency to overuse the doosra. Can he make enough of an impact in Bangladesh?

Dale Steyn conceded 64 runs in his nine overs

Rule changes ODIs could use

The World Cup has breathed life into the format, but we still need to give bowlers more of a say and make the middle overs more watchable

Brendon McCullum lashes one through the off side

How aggression pays off for McCullum

As a batsman, he's bent on taking the fight to the opposition, and it's much the same with his captaincy