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Up for a grave challenge

Apr 23, 2015: English cricket's new chief Colin Graves plans to reinvent the game from the professional level down to the amateur leagues, making it the "centre of the community"

John Stern

Richie Benaud's storeroom Test matches

Apr 21, 2015: As a boy, the future Australia captain first picked up the game by hitting a tennis ball against a wall with a makeshift bat in an isolated country town

Steve Cannane

Liberated Mahmudullah enjoys life at No. 4

Apr 15, 2015: One of Bangladesh's more reserved players is starting to express himself better with the bat, shrugging off a form slump with bigger scores

Mohammad Isam

A very different sort of young cricketer

Apr 14, 2015: New South Wales batsman Ryan Carters reads Aldous Huxley, backpacks in Central Asia, and is passionate about helping less fortunate youngsters complete their education

Will Macpherson

Way Back When

The man who (almost) bowled Bradman

Apr 13, 2015: The reputation of being a walking cricket encyclopaedia can be hard to maintain, but sometimes it leads to a wonderful story

Steven Lynch

Staffordshire's summer of Afridi

Apr 6, 2015: He might not play ODIs again, but an English league won't forget the time they had cricket's most surreal superstar in their midst

Scott Oliver

A tale of two coaches

Mar 28, 2015: Their playing careers were vastly different, and so are their personalities, but the road to the World Cup final for Hesson and Lehmann has been similar

Brydon Coverdale

Big Bird himself, the massive

Mar 26, 2015: A hero of the 1979 World Cup final, Joel Garner looks back at his performance in that match, and generally at putting the fear of God into people

Interview by Henry Cowen

Way Back When

Ballarat, Berri, Botham

Mar 23, 2015: Twenty-three years on, the novelty of the 1992 World Cup still lives in the memory

Steven Lynch

New Zealand's class of 2008

Mar 17, 2015: Four key members of the current squad showed glimpses of what they were capable of in another World Cup, seven years ago

Andrew McGlashan

Why this year's Associate crop is the best ever

Mar 16, 2015: The ICC deserves credit for helping weaker teams prepare better for this World Cup - though the Big Three are threatening to undo all the good work that has been put in

Tim Wigmore

World Cup 2015: Scotland

Doors slide shut on Scotland

Mar 14, 2015: Scotland showed glimpses of quality even in their worst moments but "fine margins" and "bad luck" meant they left the World Cup without a victory - one that may never come

Jarrod Kimber

Parks and recreation

Mar 14, 2015: The action on the other side of the fence has been a revelation at all of the New Zealand venues in this World Cup

Will Macpherson

Way Back When

The 40-year itch

Mar 9, 2015: How far away and quaint the first World Cup seems now

Steven Lynch

One and done

One Test, two caps

Mar 9, 2015: Opener Ken Eastwood got to play only one Test for Australia - under unusual circumstances - but he continues his association with the game even as he nears 80

Brydon Coverdale

Book extract: Whitewash to Whitewash

The silver bullet

Feb 25, 2015: A pub brawl, team discord, a sacked coach and his anti-establishment replacement - the months leading up to Australia's 5-0 Ashes win were colourful to say the least

Daniel Brettig

Scotland's bumpy road to the World Cup

Feb 16, 2015: Over the last four years, they have had upheavals and transitions on and off the field, but now they have their best chance of winning their first game in a World Cup

Matthew Bremner

How safe is your helmet?

Feb 12, 2015: At club level, there's still a divide between those who do and don't wear helmets. But if lids don't offer the protection you think they do, who is safer?

Ed Kemp

'Do you want to press charges against a Mr Jeff Thomson?'

Feb 9, 2015: The day Sri Lanka were bruised and broken by the Aussie tearaway in a World Cup game

Ashley Mallett

Man and superman

Feb 6, 2015: AB de Villiers may come across as something of a fictional superhero on the field. But his relatively underplayed fallibility off it shows that he is human too

Telford Vice
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Comebacks from hopeless second-innings situations

Anantha Narayanan: A look at the best of the come-from-behind wins in Tests, and a letter to Don Bradman

    Bangladesh's coming of age?

Numbers Game: Bangladesh won each of their three games against Pakistan by comfortable margins, and their batsmen had a huge role to play in that

The crab who would be king

Roger Sawh: Shivnarine Chanderpaul, despite his one-of-a-kind technique and because of his steely grit, is on the brink of becoming West Indies' top run maker

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'I've never seen myself as anybody famous'

Dale Steyn on relationships, his beard, how growing up in the bush shaped him, and what attracted him to fast bowling

Three questions for cricket

Do fast bowlers need verbal fisticuffs to generate aggression? Does sending a nightwatchman in always make sense? Is surpassing 100mph even possible?

Where has Pakistan's aggression gone?

Attacking play - particularly bowling - has been the team's hallmark down the decades, but not anymore it would seem

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

Azhar Ali needs time to move out of Misbah's shadow

Azhar Ali's early steps in captaincy will be analysed extensively but he needs time to step out of the large shadows of Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Afridi

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