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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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    'The guy you want to go to war with'

My XI: Martin Crowe on the gritty approach that turned Allan Border into a run-machine

    What good is a nightwatchman?

Rob Steen: In modern times, a few tailenders have thrived higher up the order, but the psychological advantage it gives the opposition can't be discounted

    Together they fall

Jarrod Kimber: England rose to No. 1 with a machine-like efficiency but the signs of an impending breakdown were quickly apparent

    Four in four, and stands by Nos. 10 and 11

Ask Steven: Also, most balls faced in a T20, highest limited-overs score at Lord's, and long lives after Test debut

A strange, brutal magic

Jon Hotten: As Ishant Sharma showed at Lord's, short-pitched bowling can open old wounds and create sudden uncertainty

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Ridiculed Ishant ridicules England

Ishant Sharma has often been the butt of jokes, and sometimes deservedly so. Today, however, the joke was on England

England seem to have forgotten about personality

They have to see a glass that is half-full, and play the game as if it is just that, a game; and an opportunity

Bigger concerns for England than Lord's pitch

While the pitch took most of the blame at Trent Bridge, at Lord's England will need to get more controlling overs from their spinners. The reality is there is no quick fix

Another battle, another defeat on Planet Al

Alastair Cook has got used to feeling of the axe hanging over him. Only his team-mates can save England now

'Even the bluddy Nawab!'

Pataudi Jr caught a young English fan's fancy for his princely ways and his heroic batting

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