Mark Nicholas

Cricket presenter for Channel Nine in Australia and Channel 5 in the UK

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Adil Rashid on Test debut

All hail England's legspin torchbearer

Traditionally the country has been sceptical about leggies. Rashid's debut performance has the potential to give the form the respect it deserves

Wahab Riaz tries to get on Shane Watson's nerves

We need Pakistan as much as it needs us

The country produces captivating cricketers, and the global game cannot afford to rest until Pakistan is fully restored to the fold

Joe Root high-fives a young England supporter

Magical mystery summer

There has been breathtaking, amazing cricket in England, but we need to ensure the next generation develops a taste for what is on offer

Reece Topley is congratulated on his maiden international wicket

T20: it's a gas, gas, gas

The Cardiff match showed the format is valid and valuable. Only, we need to be careful we don't overdo it

Michael Clarke takes the plaudits after scoring a maiden Test century

The Investec Ashes 2015

Clarke pulls his final few tricks

He could not summon the score to give his career the grand send-off, but Clarke helped mastermind an Australia win, and everything he has given the game should be remembered

Joe Root slashes a four from his first delivery

England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 4th day

High drama, low tension

There was some crazy cricket in the Ashes although the quality was not always high. Yet for both teams it is the final outcome that matters. Careers are defined.

Kumar Sangakkara sweeps en route to his 184-ball 95

Made in Sri Lanka, adaptable everywhere

Kumar Sangakkara has been a flag-bearer for his country's cricket, dominating attacks, winning hearts and maintaining the highest standards for 15 years

Darren Lehmann and Michael Clarke have a chat

England v Australia, 4th Investec Test

Cook and Clarke: two good men riding a dangerous wave

Michael Clarke will soon be a forgotten man but Alastair Cook has proved a tough so-and-so and has completed the transformation from lost soul to triumphant leader