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Former New Zealand batsman and captain
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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

Martin Crowe

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

Martin Crowe

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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New Zealand must look in the mirror

Apr 17, 2014: If they are to live up to their potential in next year's World Cup at home, they need to look within and search for inspiration pronto

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Fifty for the pantheon

Apr 11, 2014: What if you had to narrow all of cricket greatness down to 50 names?

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