Sledging

From WG Grace, with his penchant for delivering a running commentary on opposition players and umpires, to Steve Waugh's Australians and their tactic of "mental disintegration", sledging is almost as old as cricket itself. The Australians, from Dennis Lillee to Merv Hughes have been the acknowledged masters, but Asian exponents like Kumar Sangakkara are fast catching up

Michael Clarke and James Anderson exchange words

Is cricket really vulnerable to physical altercations?

Cricket has had relatively few ugly on-field incidents when compared to other sports, so to start fearing the worst because of the verbal abuse going round is to take things too far

Michael Clarke and James Anderson exchange words

The history of sledging

Yelling rude words and phrases at the opposition has a long and glorious history in cricket

Michael Clarke and James Anderson exchange words

Australia v England, Carlton Mid Tri-Series, Hobart

Haddin 'comfortable' with aggressive approach

Brad Haddin has said the Australians remain comfortable with their aggressive attitude despite the public reaction to David Warner's stoush with Rohit Sharma in Melbourne on Sunday

Michael Clarke and James Anderson exchange words

World Cup 2015

ICC plans World Cup clampdown

Cricket authorities are wondering whether it is time for a tougher approach to on-field confrontations in the forthcoming World Cup after antics between Australia and India

Michael Clarke and James Anderson exchange words

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?

Michael Clarke and James Anderson exchange words

England v India, Carlton Mid Tri-Series, Brisbane

'It's not ice hockey' - Root

A major part of Joe Root's press conference before the Gabba ODI was centred on on-field behaviour, not least because it involves his old pal Warner

Michael Clarke and James Anderson exchange words

Australia v India, Carlton Mid Tri-Series, Melbourne

Warner fined over Rohit spat

David Warner has defended his use of the words "speak English" during an on-field squabble with Rohit Sharma during Sunday's ODI at the MCG, but has been fined 50% of his match fee over the incident