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Is the game going to the dogs?

Feb 5, 2016: Cricket's future lies with the young, but that future is an uncertain one, as the latest furore over mankading shows

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Cricket confronts its identity crisis

Jan 11, 2016: The sport is threatened by multiple-personality disorder. It needs to decide upon the virtues it wishes to protect, and speak with one voice

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Cricket and the curse of conservatism

Dec 3, 2015: The recent day-night Test was greeted with suspicion - notably (and absurdly) by the statistically minded

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Does the Cowdrey Lecture matter?

Sep 10, 2015: For all its colonial baggage, the MCC's efforts as a lobby group to serve cricket's best interests are worthwhile and especially relevant today

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England v New Zealand, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 3rd day

Watling's century has its own majesty

May 31, 2015: While Brendon McCullum and Mike Hesson were both honoured by the Queen, an understated cricketer unlikely to attract royal attention played the considered innings that might well bring New Zealand victory

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England news

Born to serve

May 9, 2015: Andrew Strauss now faces a challenging task as an administrator: of shaping the same sort of success he achieved as a player

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England news

England coach must wield selection power

May 4, 2015: It is time to empower the England coach to take full responsibility for the team: either back Peter Moores or sack him

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World Cup 2015: England

No country for folk heroes

Mar 2, 2015: The debate about whether Eoin Morgan should sing the national anthem is typical of an English culture that demands its cricketers be both free-spirited and happy to conform

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England news

Pietersen stars in his own muppet show

Jan 26, 2015: Kevin Pietersen's rubbishing of many aspiring English county professionals brings to mind the belief of Miss Piggy that "there is no one in the world to compare with moi"

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A crisis that defines the age

Nov 20, 2014: Never mind cricket's absence from free-to-air TV - changes in social attitudes, the demands of work, and an individualistic age are all contributing to a decline in participation

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England news

Morgan's warning must be heeded

Nov 16, 2014: Eoin Morgan's condemnation of England's Twenty20 competition has exposed the deep divisions between the ECB and its elite players on the future of the professional game

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India in England 2014

Anderson England's guilty pleasure

Jul 31, 2014: There is an uncomfortable recognition that the beauty of James Anderson's cricket comes with a professionalism that has been taken to the limits but weak umpiring has to share the blame

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England news

The answer is in the outgrounds

Jul 5, 2014: The revival of some of county cricket's outgrounds can give groundstaff at county headquarters time to improve pitches in the NatWest Blast

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England v Netherlands, World T20, Group 1, Chittagong

England's final humiliation

Mar 31, 2014: There is no cause to analyse England's defeat against the Netherlands, no need to search for explanations. It was beyond all that. All that is needed is a simple recognition that it was unacceptable

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Flower power and the demise of the machines

Feb 1, 2014: Criticisms of an over-reliance on data will sting Andy Flower, who must discover the more human side of analysis if he is to successfully develop the leadership potential of England's next generation

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ICC's revamp plans

On the verge of a diplomatic triumph

Jan 22, 2014: If the ICC revolution goes ahead, Giles Clarke would have completed a remarkable turnaround in England's relationship with India

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The Ashes 2013-14

Swann mistaken not to see it through

Dec 22, 2013: At their time of need, Graeme Swann has decided to desert his team-mates

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The Ashes 2013-14

Time for Trott to seek new truths

Nov 26, 2013: England's vast support network provides for a player's every needs. Perhaps in a curious way that is part of the problem

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England v Australia, 3rd Investec Test, Old Trafford, 4th day

Declare and be damned

Aug 4, 2013: There is nothing like poor weather and trying to gauge a declaration to mess with a cricketer's mind - just for once Michael Clarke should have asked the journalists instead

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England v Australia, 3rd Investec Test, Old Trafford, 2nd day

Warner revels in panto villain debut

Aug 2, 2013: Australia's moustachioed cricketing pugilist made an appropriately comedic decision to review his dismissal, to the delight of the Old Trafford crowd

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Is it time for franchise-based Test cricket?

Considering the pace of change all across the game, maybe the idea is not all that far-fetched. By Michael Jeh

Australia's soaring eagle

Wisden Almanack: Not having watched Victor Trumper play in no way deters fans, even today, from loving him

The pricking of pomposity

The Cricket Monthly: Murali's 16 wickets at The Oval in 1998 were not only match-winning, they were epoch-changing. By Simon Barnes
TCM February issue

Winds of change cloud cricket's real issues

The ICC's commitment to repeal its structural reforms of 2014 is laudable, but it would be wrong to pretend the game was in rude health before the Big Three era

An evening with Gower

V Ramnarayan: Talking captaincy, elegance and the playing of spin with the great England stylist

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After quiet build-up, PSL gears for take-off

An absence of hype in Dubai has marked the lead-up to the inaugural Pakistan Super League but there is little doubt over its importance in Pakistan's cricket set-up

The best XI of each IPL franchise

ESPNcricinfo picks its best XI for each franchise after the IPL 2016 auction in Bangalore on Saturday

Who will be the most expensive player at the IPL auction?

There are some big names going under the hammer on Saturday. Who will get the largest paycheck? Vote now

Highest T20 score in Australia, and Kohli's run of form

Stats highlights from the final T20I between Australia and India in Sydney, which the visitors won to complete a series sweep

The evolution of Virat Kohli into a complete batsman

He worked to improve as a batsman, mastering his weakness against the short ball, and learning new strokes even though he was successful without them

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