Iain O'Brien

Former New Zealand fast bowler Iain O'Brien played 22 Tests in the second half of the 2000s

Brad Haddin puts a consoling hand on David Warner's head

What makes Warner snap?

His tendency to get in opponents' faces has been in focus in recent weeks. Do we know what is motivating this behaviour?

Shane Watson was struck below the helmet by a Stuart Broad bouncer

Living and working with the bouncer

Hitting someone with a short one is sickening for a bowler, and worse for the batsman, but the game must go on, and the bouncer is a part of the game

Ricky Ponting in his farewell Test

Hate to Love

One scrapper to rule them all

Ricky Ponting was the last person you wanted to spite. If you tried, you were in for a pasting

Mitchell Johnson trapped Alastair Cook lbw

England in Australia 2013-14

The strange beast called confidence

While Mitchell Johnson rides a wave, Alastair Cook has discoverd the perils of having to take big decisions alone in a stressful time

New Zealand v England, 3rd ODI, Auckland

New Zealand 'rooted'

Joe Root's excellent run, together with an impressive performance from England's seamers, have left New Zealand outplayed and outgunned again

England in New Zealand 2012-13

Broad and Taylor a tale of two comebacks

It was on odd Twenty20 series with three one-sided matches, none more so than the decider, and there were also contrasting performances from two players who had been away from the scene for different reasons

New Zealand in Sri Lanka 2012/13

Young attack product of injury crisis

An experienced crop of bowlers should be available but their over-coaching has forced New Zealand to turn to youth - a policy that looks to be unexpectedly working