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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

The cricket illustrator's art

Feb 6, 2015: The form has survived from the beginnings of cricket well into the digital age

David Dawkins

Ashley Giles takes it slow at Lancashire

Jan 8, 2015: The side's new coach is taking his time with the major decisions - captaincy, overseas signings, Glen Chapple's role - as he seeks to bring the team back to winning ways

Paul Edwards

Off the hook

Jan 7, 2015: The death of Phillip Hughes casts a terrible shadow over fast bowling. But without that duel between quick bowler and attacking batsman the game will lose much of its visceral appeal

Daniel Brigham

The first Boxing Day classic

Dec 27, 2014: Nearly 150 years ago, the MCG saw the start of a much-loved tradition, with a match starring Aboriginal players

Ashley Mallett

The school that Sehwag built

Dec 9, 2014: The plainspeaking Indian batsman is focusing on life beyond cricket, having set up an educational institution with world-class facilities for academics and sports

Gaurav Kalra

Let it pass

Dec 6, 2014: Cricket's most evocative, vulnerable and downright thrilling exponents of the non-shot

Phil Walker

A billion Bill Lawrys

Dec 2, 2014: Down the years, Australia was the cricket country Indians wanted theirs to aspire to be

Rahul Bhattacharya

The last cricket bookseller

Nov 25, 2014: The home of Australia's first - and possibly last - full-time dealer of his kind is a treasure trove of cricket literature amassed over 45 years

Russell Jackson

No place like Arundel

Nov 21, 2014: When you spend your childhood in the shadow of a magnificent cricket ground, you tend to take it for granted. Revisiting helps put things in perspective

Will Macpherson

Cricket and cheese

Nov 17, 2014: In the wake of KP's cheese-heavy memoirs, here are nine more cricket-and-cheese stories. Where there's a will there's a whey

Henry Cowen

Pat Howard's rugby state of mind

Nov 13, 2014: The Australian team performance head's swift review of the UAE debacle is an example of cricket borrowing ideas from rugby

Greg Growden

The Barramundis' big break

Nov 7, 2014: Papua New Guinea have impressed, despite their limited resources and talent. Now, as they head into their first ODI, they're hoping for a brighter future

Tim Wigmore

The Singhs of Inverhaugh

Oct 25, 2014: The journey of Bart and Jan Singh's 19-year labour of love in rural Canada - the alluring Inverhaugh Cricket Club - which they built from scratch

Justin Robertson

'I never stole anybody's money, yet I was given five years'

Oct 24, 2014: Half a decade since his ban ended, Maurice Odumbe continues to live with the stigma of corruption

Tim Wigmore

The man who pulled New Zealand from the precipice

Oct 20, 2014: Brendon McCullum's runs, leadership and self-belief have been instrumental in rescuing New Zealand cricket from its lowest ebb

Andrew Alderson
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    NZ's Rottweiler bite

Simon Barnes: Their hyper-aggressive ways have got them success in the World Cup so far. But is the method as sustainable as it is eye-catching?

    Soumya Sarkar's shot in the dark

Christian Ryan: The long-lasting memory of a young batsman we have never seen before is of that one brilliant shot announcing his arrival

The vices and virtues of Misbah

Ahmer Naqvi: The debate about whether Misbah-ul-Haq is holding Pakistan back or holding them together is obscuring the team's real problems

    'The best game of bad cricket'

Two Men Out: Jarrod Kimber and Andy Zaltzman on the madness at Eden Park, and the ICC celebrating UAE's pasting

The vices and virtues of Misbah

Ahmer Naqvi: The debate about whether Misbah-ul-Haq is holding Pakistan back or holding them together is obscuring the team's real problems

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Letter to de Villiers

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

India get their groove back

The long winless Australian summer might just have given those watching the wrong impression

Highest WC score, fastest double-ton, record sixes

Stats highlights from Chris Gayle's record-breaking 215 against Zimbabwe in the Group B match in Canberra

The 'magic wand' behind India's turnaround

It has helped that India have a captain who has lasted as long as he has due to his approach of treating cricket for what it is: a game

When the MCG was a sea of blue

This was Eden Gardens and another half of an Eden Gardens on top of it. This was Wankhede Stadium with another Wankhede Stadium on top of it

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