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The transformation of Steven Smith

Jun 29, 2015: The batsman's former coach Trent Woodhill explains how he became the world's best without sacrificing his unorthodox technique

Gaurav Joshi

Papua New Guinea take flight

Jun 29, 2015: How the team went from a bunch of mentally and physically unfit cricket enthusiasts to winning their maiden first-class game in some style

Nagraj Gollapudi

Hong Kong tries to strike local chords

Jun 28, 2015: The challenge facing administrators is drawing the majority Chinese population to cricket, which remains largely expat-driven

Tim Wigmore

Eight new balls, Boycs' go-extra-slow, Gower's stand-in bat

Jun 23, 2015: Plus debutant brothers, a man who paid for the honour of captaining England, champagne to celebrate a first wicket, and more fun Ashes facts

Rob Smyth

One and Done

The underdog who remained unbeaten

Jun 17, 2015: John Rutherford played just the one Test before a stroke while playing put paid to his cricket career. It went downhill from there before he turned things around

Brydon Coverdale

T20 sparks a fire among New York's schools

Jun 13, 2015: The city's Public Schools Athletic League is the only high school cricket tournament in the USA. Now eight seasons old, its popularity hasn't stopped growing

Peter Della Penna

A bat with less of an edge, to give batsmen an edge

Jun 8, 2015: A group of Indian technology students have produced a bat that has the potential to change the caught-behind as we know it

Sidharth Monga

Brendan Taylor finds peace in the shires

Jun 8, 2015: There are cricketing careers, and then there is that of Zimbabwe's Brendan Taylor, who has seen more of the best and worst of cricket than men twice his age

Mike Jakeman

Way Back When

How New Zealand made me neglect my French exam

Jun 7, 2015: At Trent Bridge in 1973, a team of "pushovers" were set 479 and they went for it. Not the right time to be studying for an O-level

Steven Lynch

Leie's turn after the wait

Jun 4, 2015: The legspinner knew he would not get the South Africa call-up easily given the quality of his competition, but he kept working hard and has got to where he wants to be

Firdose Moonda

Book extract

'It's 1-1, you Aussie bastard'

Jun 1, 2015: Ten years ago, one of cricket's all-time great matches played itself out in Birmingham

Rob Smyth

The life and murder of Claude Tozer

Jun 1, 2015: The talented Sydney batsman and doctor made it through World War I before fatally falling for one of his patients - just when he was in line for a Test debut

Greg Growden

USA's cricket lovers come out to watch

May 28, 2015: One week in Indianapolis recently proved American cricket fans really do exist, and they want more of the game

Peter Della Penna

Keith and Marjorie

May 26, 2015: Tales of a dashing airman-cricketer in wartime, from a lady who knew him then

Alan Butcher

A decade of Mushfiqur

May 25, 2015: His selection at 18 was viewed as a gamble but he has repaid that faith with his consistency over ten years, a rarity for a Bangladesh player

Mohammad Isam

Way Back When

The forgotten England captain

May 11, 2015: Nigel Howard was a surprise choice to lead an under-strength England overseas in 1951-52. His Test career started and ended with that ordinary tour to India

Steven Lynch

One and Done

The legspinner who never bowled

Apr 27, 2015: Greg Loveridge broke a knuckle in his first Test for New Zealand and never played another five-dayer. He's now among the country's wealthiest people

Brydon Coverdale

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
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    'International cricket again, that's what I crave'

Roelof van der Merwe on his South Africa career, what made him move to Netherlands, and his county cricket plans

    The fourth horseman of 2005

Review: Simon Jones' career was blighted by injury but he was a key part of the attack who brought the Ashes home for England a decade ago and his story remains a compelling one

    Swinging shoulders and chunky thighs

The Cricket Sadist Hour: Jarrod Kimber and Andy Zaltzman on the Ashes, Younis Khan, how unpretty left-handers can be, drones, and the ICC

A Hayden moment

Samir Chopra: The TV does no justice to some stunning pieces of work on the field. At times you need to have played - even casually - to appreciate these gems

A captain a minute

Or that's what it felt like in India at the tail end of the 1950s. By V Ramnarayan

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A squad without pace, keepers, or future planning

Five questions for the selectors who picked the second-string squad for the tour of Zimbabwe

Highest totals without a century, and dream ODI debuts

Also: the most team changes made by a country in successive one-day internationals, and highest individual Test scores in the second innings

Dhoni and Kohli: a clash of ideologies?

The personalities and philosophies of India's two captains could not be more different. That makes for a tricky situation, which India's cricket administration must handle well

Johnson back to intimidate with word and deed

At the age of 33, Johnson does not expect to be back for another Ashes campaign and, since being forced to miss last year's World Twenty20 with a toe injury, he has played every game as if it is his last

'If you play your game, you are fearless' - Vijay

M Vijay opens up about surfing, his unimpressive record in ODIs and the chance to improve on that, and about learning to express himself more freely

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