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How I broke my game and then fixed it again

Jan 5, 2015: In this day and age of batting coaches and mentors, there is much to be said for driving self-improvement oneself

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What does good team culture consist of?

Oct 30, 2013: Team spirit is defined not by words but by deeds, although these might not be obvious. And the advent of the T20 mercenary has complicated things somewhat

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A real test? Not in your backyard

Jun 7, 2012: Playing Test cricket overseas is the greatest examination of skill a cricketer must pass. Despite the increasing uniformity of the touring experience, playing abroad hasn't really got easier

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When cricket is like being in love

Mar 1, 2012: The heady feeling of playing in a Test match, which can lay bare your every emotion, is in some ways similar to the early days of a blooming romance

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What's so great about a batting average?

Dec 1, 2011: Runs, averages and wickets hardly tell the story of a player, a match or a career. We need more meaningful statistics in cricket

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Facing the fastest gun in the west

Oct 25, 2011: A top-order batsman deconstructs the all-too-brief contest

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Why Australia needs spicy pitches

Sep 15, 2011: There has been comment about result wickets in Shield cricket, but those aren't as bad as they're being made out to be

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Is cricket the black dog of the sporting kennel?

Jul 28, 2011: Are cricketers more pre-disposed to depression than the average man in the street?

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The skewed realities of the Big Bash League

Jul 6, 2011: Test aspirants have been left facing pay cuts, while those with prodigious Twenty20 skills look forward to getting big money for little work

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Why unfairness makes cricket special

Jonathan Wilson: It's the only sport that expects its athletes to perform feats they are bad at, and where the conditions can turn a match on its head

    Tiny totals, and lower-order triples

Ask Steven: Plus, missing out on a match award despite making a double-hundred

    Why blame culture is toxic for sport

Ed Smith: Is ranting at players during team talks like bloodletting in the age of quack doctors?

The bat wars

The Cricket Monthly: From refugee camps to multimillion-dollar businesses: the story of India's bat-making industry
TCM November issue

Golden ducks for a cause

Liam Cromar: The Primary Club, a charity founded by inept batsmen, has been supporting blind cricketers in England for six decades

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'Ridiculous waste of time and wrong decision'

In five minutes, Nathan Lyon was twice ruled not-out, controversially. The Twitter world did not hold back

The difference between Nagpur and Nottingham

One home advantage is not better or worse than the other, but this pitch had variable turn, bounce and pace to go with the fact that pitches that turn from ball one get worse with time

A six-ton Test, and Imran's prolific 30s

Plus: most runs in a Test by a New Zealander, and c&b by the same bowler twice in a Test

South Africa fall to record lows

Stats highlights from the second day's play in Nagpur, where South Africa collapsed to their lowest total since their return to Test cricket

SA look for new fairytale as dream run ends

South Africa's unbeaten run on the road may be over, but rather than mull over their loss, the team must draw heart from their past battles and start afresh to script another era of domination

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