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Sportswriter and senior lecturer in sports journalism at the University of Brighton
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Tradition v survival

Jun 25, 2009: Don't double up in horror: day-night Tests, coloured clothing and the white ball could be the saviours of the first-class game

Rob Steen

Who rates the fielders?

Jun 10, 2009: Is Dravid as good a catcher as Mark Waugh was? There's no objective way to tell. Surprisingly for a game that can boil most achievements down to cold stats, fielding is mostly overlooked

Beware the freelance cricketer

May 27, 2009: How long before board contracts are torn up? How long before Test cricket becomes a three-day game?

The case for a more inclusive Hall of Fame

May 13, 2009: Why the ICC's initiative to honour just 55 of the many greats who have played cricket is flawed

The shine's off KP

Apr 29, 2009: One of the most engrossing subplots of the Ashes summer will centre around whether Pietersen can go back to being golden again

Eight miles higher

Apr 18, 2009: The link between keeper and tail has become more important and has produced handy runs since the advent of one-day cricket

Twenty20: an earthly odyssey

Apr 1, 2009: The shortest format has well and truly come into its own and can no longer be sneered at

Who's up for Australia?

Mar 19, 2009: There's not too much good news for England as they look ahead to the Ashes

It takes two, baby

Mar 4, 2009: Six of the highest 13 partnerships in Test cricket have come in the last six-odd years; the last three months alone have produced six remarkable stands

Colly flowering

Feb 18, 2009: Reliant on heart and mind rather than reputation or limbs, Collingwood can be considered the ultimate over-achiever of his era

Harmy's way

Feb 4, 2009: Steve Harmison returns to his happy hunting ground, Sabina Park, today. A look at the most frustrating fast bowler of modern times

For the love of Duminy

Jan 21, 2009: Test cricket's very first Jean-Paul is a once-in-a-generation player marked for greatness, as his feats in Australia prove

In praise of empires

Jan 7, 2009: Eighties West Indies or modern-day Australia before they fell from grace - which was the greater side?

Monty's mountain

Dec 18, 2008: Panesar may be a talented bowler but at present he is no more than a moderate cricketer

Onward, men of Middlesex

Dec 10, 2008: Owais Shah and Andrew Strauss, both looking to prove their worth, will be crucial to England's fortunes in the Tests in India

The battle of the boards

Nov 12, 2008: The ECB's relationship with the BCCI has been particularly fractious of late; the best England can hope for from this particular contest is a draw

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    What makes AB tick

Aakash Chopra: His still head and ability to maintain a low centre of gravity help him to pull off the shots he does

    New Zealand have more self-belief now

Ricky Ponting: They've drawn from their captain's aggressive style, and their crowds will get in Australia's face. Clarke and Co. have their work cut out

    'Where are the allrounders South Africa should be producing?'

Former allrounder Brian McMillan looks back at his career and talks about the country's current World Cup squad

    Shami's ODI success, and England's No. 3 problem

Numbers Game: Mohammed Shami has been in excellent ODI form over the last year, but the same can't be said for England's No. 3 batsmen

Throw open the gates to the Associates

Samir Chopra: Keeping them in the World Cup will inspire their countrymen to dream bigger and also prevent the game from being monopolised by a small club

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Letter to de Villiers

South Africa's captain needs to single out his players for attention and get them firing individually and as a team

When the MCG was a sea of blue

This was Eden Gardens and another half of an Eden Gardens on top of it. This was Wankhede Stadium with another Wankhede Stadium on top of it

India get their groove back

The long winless Australian summer might just have given those watching the wrong impression

Highest WC score, fastest double-ton, record sixes

Stats highlights from Chris Gayle's record-breaking 215 against Zimbabwe in the Group B match in Canberra

'As soon as you set your fields, the batsman knows your plans'

Former Pakistan offspinner Saqlain Mushtaq on the 1999 World Cup, fighting with Mohammad Yousuf, and hiding his wife in a closet

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