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Former New Zealand batsman and captain
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The greatest time of our lives

Mar 28, 2015: Whatever happens, the Australia-New Zealand World Cup final at the MCG will be the most divine fun

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The serenity of Kane Williamson

Mar 20, 2015: He is assured, humble and intelligent: a player opposition captains and bowlers find hard to combat

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Beware the men who swing it

Mar 13, 2015: The team with the most incisive bowling attack, capable of jolting pampered batsmen out of their comfort zones, will win this World Cup

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An all-inclusive blueprint for the 2019 World Cup

Mar 4, 2015: A 40-over tournament with 18 teams, played over ten weeks, with a best-of-three final will help identify a true champion team with luck playing little part

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Letter to de Villiers

Feb 25, 2015: South Africa's captain needs to single out his players for attention and get them firing individually and as a team

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Time to restrict bat development

Feb 19, 2015: The balance is skewed too far in favour of batsmen already. Cricket cannot afford for bats to get any bigger

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Let's recapture the spirit of '92

Feb 10, 2015: One-day cricket was at its freshest and most unpredictable 23 years ago

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My heart says New Zealand, head South Africa

Jan 29, 2015: How the top eight teams stack up ahead of the World Cup, plus predictions for the knockouts

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Why cricket needs yellow and red cards

Jan 18, 2015: David Warner's repeated transgressions tell us that the game has a discipline problem that has got out of hand

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Is this New Zealand's best World Cup chance?

Jan 13, 2015: With form players in all departments, depth in selection, and efficient backroom staff, this team has plenty to be excited about

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A year of triumph and disaster

Dec 19, 2014: While 2014 will be always remembered for the shocking death of Phillip Hughes, there was joy as well, courtesy Misbah, McCullum, and the ICC's efforts against chucking

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It's largely even between bat and ball

Dec 11, 2014: Each skill evolves over time to get the edge over the other, but as long as conditions encourage both, there's no cause for worry

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Towards a kinder, gentler game

Nov 29, 2014: The death of Phillip Hughes is a reminder to us that we would do well to change the tone of cricket for the better

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The perils of premeditation

Nov 19, 2014: Due to the demand for sixes in T20, more and more batsmen are resorting to predetermined slogging, which leads to their downfall in the other formats

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The men and memories that made me

Nov 13, 2014: Of Sobers, Sutcliffe, Hookes and other inspirations and influences down the years

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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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Azhar Ali looks ahead to his new role as Pakistan's ODI captain, talks about his leadership style and adjusting to the format

England's swinging shooting star

The boy from Burnley with magic in his wrist has surpassed all before him - with luck we will be able to enjoy his skill and application for a few more years yet

Most maidens in a Test, and Australia's oldest players

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Mumbai lose Rohit in translation

The modern tactic is to hold the big hitter back in T20s, but Rohit Sharma is much more than that and using him at No. 4 means he has to play a game he is no longer used to

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