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
The Cricket Monthly: The IPL lasts two months, but through the year talent hunters are scouring India (and the internet) for the next big thing. By Niyantha Shekar
TCM July issue
Ricky Ponting: The captain is at his best when getting on to the front foot. Against Broad his weight is now going backwards, which leaves him vulnerable
Ed Smith: Once the players are out on the pitch, they are on their own - which makes it important to get the right ones out there in the first place
In the '70s and '80s, heroes didn't come any more impressive in Transvaal, but Clive Rice was destined to be part of a forgotten generation. By Luke Alfred
Maybe it really is a new dawn for their batting. Or is it? By Hassan Cheema