Ed Smith

Former Kent batsman. Writer of Luck - A Fresh Look at Fortune @edsmithwriter

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Martin Crowe made an unbeaten run-a-ball 105

The torture makes the genius?

For all the perspective he gained later in life, would Martin Crowe have been the batsman he was if not for the disharmony within him?

A fan catches the action from behind a Brendon McCullum mask

The clear-sightedness of Brendon McCullum

He was able to free himself of the pressure of looking in the rear-view mirror and instead set about building an expressive, audacious team

Kane Williamson nails a pull shot

The figure a shot makes

It's about trusting yourself rather than premeditating events, achieving simplicity in a complex environment, and finding clarity in the midst of a contest

AB de Villiers scored 55 runs off his last 13 deliveries

Has sport ever had it so good?

The doomsayers may believe different, but sport is a more prominent part of our culture than ever, and fears of its decline are vastly exaggerated

AB de Villiers drove to backward point

The man with no minus

In most sportsmen, extraordinary ability and strengths are inevitably accompanied by some inadequacy, big or small. Not so with AB de Villiers