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August 28, 2009 : The jury's XI seems a comment on the reduced role of skill in the modern game
August 28, 2009 : England's all-time side has just two players from the last 30-odd years
July 28, 2009 : Few tasks in cricket are tougher than opening the batting in England, and picking openers for an England dream team is hardly easy either
August 3, 2009 : Barring an alpha male, England's middle order has everything: dashers, artists, stonewallers, and all of them graceful
August 7, 2009 : No dressing room can be big enough for more than one of these three allrounders - Tony Greig, Ian Botham, Andrew Flintoff - all flash, all action
August 11, 2009 : Is competence sufficient, or should only the very best wicketkeeper make the grade?
August 17, 2009 : Nine contenders for the fast-bowling slots on England's all-time XI. Which of these greats will make it to the team?
August 21, 2009 : Only four to pick from for the slow bowler's slot, but that doesn't make the task any easier
Neil Wagner on being 12th man for South Africa, his baseball namesake, and who he'd least like to be stuck in a lift with
Few fast bowlers are as canny and cagey at working batsmen over and getting them out as Usman Shuja
Simon Barnes: The disenchantment among the weaker teams is forcing a devaluation of Test cricket
Janaka Malwatta: There's still a tendency to look overseas when it comes to picking the coach. Are there grounds for this?