Coaching

A comparison of the Fletcher and Flower eras

Though both coaches had more wins than losses, Fletcher's team competed better against top-quality opposition and were more dominant at home

Sri Lanka need to trust their own

There's still a tendency to look overseas when it comes to picking the coach. Are there grounds for this?

Offbeat

The nature v nurture debate in cricket

In an article for Aeon magazine, David Papineau explores the idea of nature v nurture in cricket by comparing it with other sports

How much practice is enough practice?

Deciding how much time to set aside to unwind is a dilemma in any profession. In sport, it's all down to the player, not the coach

The Waqar silver lining

The one good thing that may come of the latest shake-up in Pakistan's cricket administration is that Waqar Younis returns to the coach's job

UAE cricket

'We got trainers, but I had to train them too!'

In an interview with Wisden India, UAE coach and former Pakistan fast bowler Aaqid Javed shares his early experiences of working with the team

The high-wire act of modern coaching

While the media and fans are quick to blame the coach when everything is going wrong, there is little or no credit attributed to him when success does come

Moores and the shadow of the past

His second spell as England coach might be nothing like his first, but memories of it will hover nevertheless

You can't control talent, only channel it

Cricket runs the risk of going down the route of over-coaching, like in some other sports - which is not ideal in a game that is as much about art as about science