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Former New Zealand batsman and captain
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The insecure kid who never grew up

Oct 14, 2014: Kevin Pietersen missed the point of life in the second half of his career, failed to show maturity, and has regressed to being the bitter youngster who left Natal years ago

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Minding the gap

Oct 4, 2014: The space between two balls is where cricket is really played

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A blueprint for England's World Cup campaign

Sep 10, 2014: Teams need to start strategising now for next year's event by picking the right men for various roles. England need to get on it sooner than most

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Dhoni the Test wicketkeeper needs a break

Sep 4, 2014: History has shown that a vibrant keeper infuses energy into a side, but that quality has gone missing in the case of India's captain

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Test cricket's young Fab Four

Aug 29, 2014: Kohli, Root, Smith and Williamson will take turns as the No. 1 Test batsman. So far each has shown only one technical weakness

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Cricket cannot bend rules to accommodate chuckers

Aug 21, 2014: Maintaining a healthy balance between bat and ball does not mean the authorities must give those with dodgy actions leeway

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Should Dhoni focus on one-day cricket?

Aug 14, 2014: His decisions in the England series have seemed to confirm that he does not care too much for the Test game. Maybe he should be concentrating on the World Cup

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The perils of ignoring footwork

Aug 8, 2014: The secret to consistent Test batting is to play athletically off both feet, a tenet largely ignored on day one at Old Trafford

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Have India missed the boat?

Aug 2, 2014: They made a wrong move by refusing to pick Ashwin; Kohli and Pujara have not come good; and Jadeja has only flattered to deceive

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England don't need a visible coach

Jul 24, 2014: The team now consists of two halves: a burnt-out one and a fresh one

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Why isn't Ashwin playing?

Jul 12, 2014: It's close to inexplicable how India's best spinner is being left out in favour of bits-and-pieces players

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England and the age of denial

Jun 28, 2014: When a player like Alastair Cook fronts the press so often, spinning a contrived message is the only option, especially when vulnerable

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Cook needs to get on the front foot

Jun 22, 2014: More intent to stay forward at the crease and on the field as captain will help mute his harshest critics - one in particular

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Why cricket's future is bright

Jun 16, 2014: Cricket has suffered many evils recently - fixing, chucking, mankading and sledging, to name a few - but it will emerge from the darkness stronger, wiser and better

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Watch, move, and play late

Jun 2, 2014: New Zealand's batsmen need to clear their minds and trust their footwork to avoid being rolled over by spin in the Caribbean

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Step up, captains

May 26, 2014: We can't trust administrators or politicians to get us out of the current crisis. Captains, both current and former, need to take the reins

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When does the quest for perfection become a curse?

May 20, 2014: It's quite possible that Jonathan Trott's problems arose out of a focus on meeting all expectations

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T20 is where cricket can experiment

May 10, 2014: This is the format in which to try new stuff, keeping the need to entertain fans uppermost in mind

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What's behind team spirit?

May 1, 2014: It comes down to how our relationships need to work in any form of life and this has to do with the ability to love, to talk, to listen and to commit. In short, to relate

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England's Pietersen folly

Apr 22, 2014: They were making good progress in building a world-class side, but not getting rid of Kevin Pietersen after the texting saga in 2012 cost them greatly

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Probably not as much as boring periods in the likes of rugby, football and tennis, Russell Jackson thinks

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Manic one-day chases, and daddy partnerships

Also, most brothers in a Test XI, and the fastest to 20 ODI centuries

Has international cricket begun to break up?

The gap between the haves and the have-nots is growing wider, and the disenchantment is forcing a devaluation of Test cricket among weaker teams

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

Younis Khan and the art of scoring hundreds

Out of 70 batsmen who've scored 15 or more Test hundreds only five are from Pakistan, but Younis Khan's appetite for hundreds matches that of some of the top contemporary batsmen

Australia outdone in every way

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 gap between the haves and the have-nots is growing wider, and the disenchantment is forcing a devaluation of Test cricket among weaker teams

    Lyon low after high of 2013 (51)

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

    Australia outdone in every way (51)

    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

    Rewarding times for Hashim Amla (49)

    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

    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