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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 203-14

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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England v Australia, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge

Wrong place, wrong time, wrong call

Jul 13, 2013: Stuart Broad did only what cricketers have been doing for half a century - but doing it in the full glare of the Ashes has unleashed the sermonising

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The Investec Ashes 2013

Lehmann euphoria leaves England wary

Jul 1, 2013: The instalment of Darren Lehmann, a cricketing Falstaff who likes a drink and a chat, as Australia's new coach has given this Ashes its own particular zing

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England v India, Champions Trophy, final, Edgbaston

ICC must never betray fans again

Jun 23, 2013: The lack of a reserve day for the Champions Trophy final was a huge let-down by the ICC

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Champions Trophy 2013

Lots of rumour, but no hard evidence

Jun 15, 2013: The words of a former England captain turned commentator have sparked a controversy around the Champions Trophy hosts but, as yet, there is no hard evidence

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England's vexed problem with the IPL

Apr 19, 2013: Can't love it, can't quite ignore it, and the fact that it is pitted against county cricket only confuses matters further

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County news 2013

Online coverage lifts county game

Mar 21, 2013: The ECB has announced an official tie-up with the BBC to secure commentary on county cricket as online coverage becomes ever more important to the survival of the professional game

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England in India 2012-13

England enter new job-share era

Jan 1, 2013: England's one-day series in India will mark the start of a new coaching era with the job split between Andy Flower and Ashley Giles

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England in India 2012-13

England prey on India's power

Dec 18, 2012: On the field England produced some magnificent cricket to win in India for the first time in 28 years, but there were also off-field factors at play

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India v England, 4th Test, Nagpur, 2nd day

Root fantasy debut stirs childhood dreams

Dec 14, 2012: Joe Root's remarkable Test debut, the sixth longest by an England debutant, was a soft-focus story suitable for Christmas

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England's Pietersen dilemma

KP's well-groomed apology not the end

Aug 12, 2012: Pietersen's video apologia was immensely polite, and spread love and devotion as only he can, but forgiveness will not be granted easily

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Pietersen outcry no false alarm

Jul 16, 2012: The ECB should be careful before ignoring Kevin Pietersen's complaints about the schedule for contracted England players

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Well worth the wait

Zulfiqar Babar missed five seasons between his first two first-class matches, and was 34 when he finally made his Test debut, but he is quickly making up for all the lost time with his artful left-arm spin

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Surviving into the final session of the last day cannot disguise the fact that Australia's continued inability to play spin contributed to an all-round thrashing

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    The rate at which Amla has accumulated ODI hundreds and MoM awards is among the fastest in history. And his runs-per-innings figure is easily the best of the lot

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    Surviving into the final session of the last day cannot disguise the fact that Australia's continued inability to play spin contributed to an all-round thrashing

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    The offspinner was Australia's highest wicket-taker in 2013, but his form has dipped sharply this year

    Well worth the wait (36)

    Zulfiqar Babar missed five seasons between his first two first-class matches, and was 34 when he finally made his Test debut, but he is quickly making up for all the lost time with his artful left-arm spin