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'The art of commentary isn't telling people what they are seeing'

Sep 10, 2016: Ian Chappell talks about jingoism in the box, technology in coverage, and what he thought of the underarm incident and Lillee's run-in with Miandad

Interview by Gaurav Kalra

'Stay low, watch the ball and get your head over your gloves'

Sep 6, 2016: The secrets of wicketkeeping revealed - by Ian Healy

Interview by Crispin Andrews

'Early in life I worked out that being yourself is the easiest thing'

Sep 3, 2016: Ian Chappell talks about making the transition from the field to the commentary box, where he teamed up with Benaud, Lawry and Greig

Interview by Gaurav Kalra

'A good spinner needs to attack and hold at the same time'

Aug 30, 2016: Ashley Giles, Lancashire's director of cricket, talks about developing young slow bowlers, and intervention v self-learning

Interview by Scott Oliver

'My issue is that cricket is inherently not a black man's game in South Africa'

Aug 27, 2016: Daryll Cullinan talks about the influence of football in the country, the complexities of transformation, and his feelings about Hansie Cronje

Interview by Gaurav Kalra

'When the rebel cricketers came, it was like guys arriving from outer space'

Aug 20, 2016: Daryll Cullinan talks about coming up in cricket in apartheid South Africa, cut off from the rest of the world

Interview by Gaurav Kalra

'Once Misbah or Younis go, we will be struggling for role models'

Aug 13, 2016: Waqar Younis talks about being part of the team during the Oval forfeiture and the spot-fixing scandal, and why Pakistan isn't producing world-class batsmen

Interview by Gaurav Kalra

'Match-fixing set Pakistan back by five or seven years'

Aug 6, 2016: Waqar Younis talks about being part of the set-up in the '90s, his stint as captain, and why the country's first-class system needs fewer teams

Interview by Gaurav Kalra

'I felt as captain I had certain responsibilities to change the culture'

Jul 30, 2016: Mahela Jayawardene talks about reforming Sri Lankan cricket, and the challenges of handling big-name players like Murali, Jayasuriya and Atapattu

Interview by Gaurav Kalra

'As a leader, you need to understand the characters in the team'

Jul 23, 2016: Mahela Jayawardene talks about being a captain from a young age, and Arjuna Ranatunga's influence on Sri Lankan cricket

Interview by Gaurav Kalra

'Sometimes the most important thing is execution, not strategy'

Jul 16, 2016: Rahul Dravid talks about how batting has evolved in T20, the challenges of captaincy, and picking a balanced XI

Interview by Gaurav Kalra

'Teams are taking Indian domestic talent more seriously now'

Jul 9, 2016: Rahul Dravid talks about the change in attitude towards T20, and how the dynamics of IPL auctions has changed over the years

Interview by Gaurav Kalra

'Going at the batsman early is vital for a swing bowler'

Jun 9, 2016: Former Australia fast bowler Ryan Harris talks about swing-bowling technique, managing workloads, and keeping injuries at bay

Interview by Crispin Andrews

'Aggression is about being able to bowl 90mph for a whole day'

May 25, 2016: Too nice to be a fast bowler? Morne Morkel talks about his reputation, partnering Dale Steyn, and learning to deal with bad days

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

'In high-pressure moments the quality of decision-making matters more than skill'

Mar 30, 2016: Paddy Upton on why coaching is about encouraging players to take responsibility and helping them understand what is best for them

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

'Being a selector is about spotting strength of character'

Feb 3, 2016: Former England selection chief David Graveney talks about what it takes to identify the best players, and his relationship with coaches and the media

Interview by Scott Oliver

'Radio's about getting inside the listener's head'

Oct 30, 2015: BBC commentator Jonathan Agnew on microphone skills, on-air chemistry and arguments, and how social media helps

Interview by Scott Oliver

'Life as a journalist is a pretty paranoid existence'

Apr 28, 2015: Angus Fraser talks about his transition from fast bowler to sportswriter, and the challenges of reporting on cricket

Interview by Scott Oliver

'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
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