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Former Hampshire batsman; host of Channel Nine's cricket coverage
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The wristy joy of Amla

Jul 26, 2012: His batting is cause for celebration and his achievements reflect the greater cultural richness now evident in South Africa

Mark Nicholas

England v SA, 1st Investec Test, The Oval, 5th day

England limitations exposed

Jul 23, 2012: Technical deficiencies on slow, dry pitches mean England have now lost five from nine

Mark Nicholas at The Oval

England v South Africa, 1st Investec Test, The Oval, 4th day

The joy of Test-match batting

Jul 22, 2012: Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis gave a lesson in Test match batting during their record stand, showcasing skills that can only be found in the game's original format

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England v SA, 1st Investec Test, The Oval, 2nd day

South Africa awake to their task

Jul 20, 2012: The difference in South Africa's fast bowling Thursday to Friday was startling

Mark Nicholas at The Oval

No shackles for new England

Jul 12, 2012: Their one-day (and Test) cricket resurgence has plenty to do with a change of attitude

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Kerry played guitar

Jun 28, 2012: Tony Greig has no cause to feel anything but proud about his involvement with World Series Cricket - as seminal a turning point as any the game has seen

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Why can't match referees rule on bad light?

Jun 14, 2012: Paying viewers are short-changed when players go off in borderline poor conditions

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England v West Indies, 3rd Test, Edgbaston, 4th day

Joyful Tino produces day to remember

Jun 10, 2012: Tino Best came within five runs of immortality and did so with a brilliance that put him up there with anybody in the great litany of Test cricket's unlikely performances

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Let's talk about Kevin

Jun 8, 2012: Pietersen's has been among the most sparkling yet controversial stories of all

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The emperor in winter

May 31, 2012: Viv Richards may be in the commentary box these days, but the aura still endures

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England v West Indies, 2nd Test, Trent Bridge, 4th day

Strauss' new Australians ready for South Africa

May 28, 2012: After proving their mastery over West Indies, England's only doubts surround No. 6 - and here the selectors might just get lucky once again

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A tale of two Yorkshiremen

May 17, 2012: Jonny Bairstow and Ajmal Shahzad: two players at crucial stages in their careers

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Failures will strengthen Strauss' resolve

May 3, 2012: Questions about his place in the team are quickly forgotten if he scores runs and/or the team wins again. Not that he can afford to flatline in either department for long

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England and India: two sides of the cricket coin

Apr 19, 2012: The IPL and county cricket are not as irreconcilable as many think. And cricket needs both

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Sri Lanka v England, 2nd Test, Colombo, 3rd day

Switch is a hit

Apr 5, 2012: A simple change to the lbw law would encourage a stroke that makes spectators gasp in wonder

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The captain makes the team

Apr 5, 2012: Each side is shaped in the image of the man who leads it. To undervalue the captain is to misunderstand the nature of team

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    Coast to coast, hunting a win

Diary: Our correspondent shuttles between Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth in the wake of Dhoni and Co

    Narine's absence a major setback

Tony Cozier: Despite being back at his best with a remodeled action, the reluctance to take part in the World Cup is baffling, on his part and the WICB's

    The birth of the World Cup

Rewind: The low-key launch of the tournament in 1975

    Different skills for different formats

Michael Bevan: ODI cricket brought better fielding and quicker scoring to the fore. T20 has taken that progression to the extreme

The World Cup: one-day cricket's hour in the sun

Ahmer Naqvi: Except in the case of Australia, a World Cup win becomes a big part of the victorious captain's legacy

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Off-stump blues leave Dhawan flailing

The out-of-form Shikhar Dhawan still has the backing of his captain, but there's no denying his slump has arrived at an inconvenient time for India and his technical issues have to be sorted out before they attempt to defend the World Cup

Open with Rohit and Binny, with Kohli at No. 3

India's batting is going the way of their bowling in Australia, and they need get their order sorted before the World Cup

Ten things that are different at this World Cup

And one that will be the same. A look at what has changed since 2011

My heart says New Zealand, head South Africa

How the top eight teams stack up ahead of the World Cup, plus predictions for the knockouts

Pietersen stars in his own muppet show

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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