Rob Steen

Sports writer and senior lecturer in sports journalism at the University of Brighton

Fancy a job? Andrew Strauss chats with England interim coach Paul Farbrace

Dear Andy

The Great British Public bares its soul to the men in the team's Ashes engine room. This week: the director

The Ashes winners adorn the pages in Australian newspapers

Dear Trev

The Great British Public bares its soul to the men with their heads on the block come July 8, starting with England's new coach

Alastair Cook had to battle through the early stages

Cheers to England's leftist leaning

Their distrust of left-hand batsmen goes back centuries, but the current Test squad belies that bias entirely

David Gower flicks behind square on his way to 68

An ode to Gower

Exquisitely flawless, the former England captain was the Rembrandt of batting: all touch, timing and subtle depth; and never better than 30 years ago

Michael Atherton and Nasser Hussain

What makes a good commentator?

The best are subtle, unhurried cheerleaders who never rush to judgement but rise above the din

Imran Tahir takes a catch off his own bowling to dismiss Lahiru Thirimanne

It's white-knuckle time

The best-laid plans can come spectacularly undone in knockout situations. Which is why we love them

New Zealand bat against Australia

Of Citizen Kane and brave captains

The Amiss awards for the first third of the World Cup - named for a batsman who knew a thing or two about courage and common sense