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'I was the mad scientist who threw ideas at the side'

Sep 2, 2014: Former New Zealand coach John Bracewell talks man management, county v country, and the evolution of the game

Interview by Scott Oliver

'I couldn't bring myself to set a batsman up by giving him runs'

Aug 26, 2014: Glenn McGrath talks about the method behind his metronomic consistency, visualisation, and why aggression isn't about sledging

Interview by Abhishek Purohit

'The more fielders think for themselves, the better for the team'

Jul 15, 2014: Paul Collingwood talks about how fielding has evolved over time, manning backward point, the amazing AB de Villiers, and his fielding dream team

Interview by Scott Oliver

'There is a pace to bowl for every pitch'

Apr 3, 2014: Former England left-arm spinner Derek Underwood on having a supportive captain, sticking to his long-run up, and the modern tendency to over-analyse the game

Interview by Scott Oliver

'I don't believe you need power to contribute'

Dec 16, 2013: Cricket administration, particularly in India, has been under scrutiny over the last few years. Anil Kumble, who was the president of the Karnataka state association, talks about the challenges officials face in professionalising the set-up

Interview by Sharda Ugra

'Standing up to the wicket is what keeping is all about'

Dec 2, 2013: Former England keeper Bob Taylor talks about what you need to be world-class behind the stumps

Interview by Scott Oliver

'I always tried to think about being a leader, no matter where I was at'

Oct 25, 2013: Ricky Ponting talks about imposing himself on the bowler, batting to win, and turns the spot on his strengths and weaknesses

Interview by Daniel Brettig

'It was amazing going out there knowing you were going to win every time'

Mar 14, 2013: Michael Hussey on being a part of the near-invincible Australian side, coaches, team culture and more

Interview by Daniel Brettig

'I don't think it's fair to call the BCCI a bully'

Dec 4, 2012: Board president N Srinivasan acknowledges India has an influential role to play in world cricket but rejects the perception that it controls the other boards

Interview by Sambit Bal

'To be a good umpire you have to be a good person'

Nov 28, 2012: Simon Taufel talks about striving for perfection, the respect he enjoyed among the players, and the rest of his craft

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

'Fast bowling is about imposing yourself on the batsman'

Oct 17, 2012: Getting swing while bowling fast - Waqar Younis knew how to do that. He talks us through the art and science of it

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

'When you've played at the top, it's hard to settle for second-best'

Mar 29, 2012: Rahul Dravid looks ahead to life after retirement, back at his career and captaincy, and at the changing status of Test cricket

Interview by Sharda Ugra

'I just try to convey my enjoyment of cricket'

Jan 30, 2012: Now as 40 years ago, Bill Lawry can get excited at the drop of a hat - by a shot, a ball, a catch. His job, he says, is to make the man in the garden come into the house to check what happened

Interview by Sidharth Monga

Tim Nielsen

'It would've been hypocritical for me to cry and carry on'

Nov 4, 2011: The former Australia coach talks about losing his job, Australia's last two Ashes, Greg Chappell, and the captaincy of Ponting and Clarke

Interview by Daniel Brettig

Tim Nielsen

'We became more mortal than in the past'

Nov 3, 2011: The former Australia coach looks back at his trying tenure when Australian cricket lost big names, dealt with controversy, and coped with becoming one of the rest

Interview by Daniel Brettig

'A bad captain can make a great team look ordinary'

Sep 22, 2011: India's youngest and most distinguished captain on the importance of honesty, transparency and inspiration when leading a side

Interview by Sambit Bal

'Will Fletcher risk annoying a lot of people in India?'

Sep 7, 2011: Nasser Hussain looks at the challenge ahead of his former coach, his own experience as a British Asian captaining England, and how to balance cricket's three formats

Interview by Sharda Ugra

Nasser Hussain

'As captain you need people to want to play for you'

Sep 6, 2011: The former England captain talks about leadership, the captaincy styles of Strauss and Dhoni, and more

Interview by Sharda Ugra

Harbhajan Singh

'If the critics think I could have taken four, I feel I could have taken six'

Jul 12, 2011: The latest entrant to the 400-club aims for another 200, beats himself up for his bad spells, and talks about how he's better when he's calm and composed

Interview by Sriram Veera

John Wright

'To become a good coach you need to have good cricketers'

Apr 21, 2011: John Wright talks about the place of coaching in the modern game and looks at his assignment with New Zealand, as well as his time with India a few years ago

Interview by Sharda Ugra
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