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Notes by the editor

Apr 14, 2014: Wisden's editor gives his views on how the game shaped up in 2013 and early 2014: back-to-back Ashes, Tendulkar's farewell, Johnson's fury, and the ICC revamp

Lawrence Booth

England news

ECB acts to bolster Cook captaincy

Feb 9, 2014: Banishment of Kevin Pietersen is intended to strengthen Cook's captaincy but by intervening so strongly on his behalf the ECB risks undermining his reputation

David Hopps

England news

Pietersen falls victim to a very English revolution

Feb 6, 2014: A players' meeting in which Kevin Pietersen criticised Andy Flower sowed the seeds of his exclusion from England's future plans

David Hopps

Flower power and the demise of the machines

Feb 1, 2014: Criticisms of an over-reliance on data will sting Andy Flower, who must discover the more human side of analysis if he is to successfully develop the leadership potential of England's next generation

David Hopps

England news

Who will succeed Andy Flower?

Feb 1, 2014: ESPNcricinfo looks at the leading rivals to Ashley Giles to become England's new team director, with responsibility across all three formats

Alan Gardner

England news

Flower offered role teaching leadership skills

Feb 1, 2014: Andy Flower has been offered a new role with a prime focus upon identifying and developing leadership qualities in young England cricketers, according to the chairman of the ECB, Giles Clarke

Vithushan Ehantharajah

England news

Time right for Flower to let go

Jan 31, 2014: Andy Flower was an exceptional coach and leader but his grip on the team had become too tight - England need refreshing

George Dobell

England news

Andy Flower's five years in charge of England

Jan 31, 2014: ESPNcricinfo charts Andy Flower's tenure as England team director

ESPNcricinfo staff

England news

Flower's England tenure over

Jan 31, 2014: Andy Flower, one of the most successful coaches in England's history, is to leave his position as team director after five years in the job

Alan Gardner

Pietersen for vice-captain?

Jan 22, 2014: Instead of demonising him again, maybe it's time to give him some of the love he patently craves

Rob Steen

England news

Flower, KP and the England blame game

Jan 9, 2014: The blame game seems all the rage at the moment. Andy Flower and Kevin Pietersen are both attracting flak and English cricket is all the worse for it

Andrew McGlashan

The Ashes 2013-14

Flower determined to correct mistakes

Jan 6, 2014: Andy Flower has reiterated his desire to remain as England team director, but admitted "we've made mistakes" during the Ashes tour of Australia

George Dobell in Sydney

The Ashes 2013-14

England's road to hell

Jan 5, 2014: At the end, as their coach vowed to get more intense and controlling, England's players drifted round the SCG like broken machines

Jarrod Kimber at the SCG

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 3rd day

Well-prepared England well beaten

Jan 5, 2014: Andy Flower has been the best coach England have had but the environment he created has led to 5-0

George Dobell at the SCG

The Ashes 2013-14

Flower gets backing of ECB into 2015

Jan 4, 2014: David Collier, the ECB chief executive, has given a strong indication that Andy Flower will remain as team director after the Ashes series.

ESPNcricinfo staff

Where's the human touch?

Jan 1, 2014: There was something about England's cricket team, even when it was winning, that did not entirely connect with the public mood

David Hopps

The Ashes 2013-14

Flower has desire to lead rebuilding

Dec 30, 2013: Andy Flower admitted it feels like the end of an era for his England Test team but does not believe the changing of the guard among the players has to be replicated in the captaincy or coaching staff

George Dobell

The Ashes 2013-14

Flower set for England talks

Dec 30, 2013: England team director Andy Flower will meet with the new managing director of England cricket, Paul Downton, in Sydney over the New Year to plot a way forward for the team after their disastrous tour of Australia

Andrew McGlashan

Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne, 4th day

Flower's time is up, England need a fresh approach

Dec 29, 2013: All the qualities that once rendered Andy Flower the perfect man for the job - his intensity, his attention to detail and his demanding personality - have now become the reasons he needs to go

George Dobell at the MCG

The Ashes 2013-14

Criticism is deserved - Flower

Dec 18, 2013: England's head coach Andy Flower accepted that questions would be asked about his own role and that of many of England's senior players after the 3-0 Ashes defeat

George Dobell
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