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'I think we had a little bit more fun on and off the field in our time'

Jul 13, 2016: Former Australia fast bowler and TV host Mike Whitney on the 1992 World Cup, Desmond Haynes' box, and his one perfect day of bowling

Interview by Crispin Andrews

'The Packer thing kind of broke the Australian team'

Jul 3, 2016: Former Australia batsman Gary Cosier recalls the World Series days, his century on Test debut, and his bowling skills

Interview by Crispin Andrews

'I think I've been underrated as a bowler'

Jun 4, 2016: Ryan Sidebottom talks about his England and county achievements, his dad, and choosing between football and cricket

Interview by Crispin Andrews

'I brought middle-order stability to West Indies' limited-overs teams'

May 23, 2016: Shivnarine Chanderpaul talks about batting long, batting with his son, and batting against Australia

Interview by Crispin Andrews

'I wanted my career bests to be at Lord's, not Derby or Leicester'

May 13, 2016: Former England fast bowler Phil DeFreitas looks back at his career highlights, his batting, and talks about the pain of being dropped repeatedly

Interview by Scott Oliver

'For fast bowling you need an environment that helps you go wild'

Apr 29, 2016: Former Pakistan international Aaqib Javed talks about his growth as a fast bowler, the influence of Imran, and coaching UAE

Interview by Alagappan Muthu

'If I'd stayed in Tasmania, I might have played another 18 months for Australia'

Apr 18, 2016: Colin Miller, the former Australia offspinner who also bowled pace, talks glory days and glorious hair

Interview by Crispin Andrews

'Not being super talented helped me understand what it takes to be an international cricketer'

Mar 21, 2016: Former England offspinner Geoff Miller talks about how the challenges he faced in international cricket shaped him as a player and later as a selector

Interview by Crispin Andrews

'I wasn't fast-fast, but I could be slippery'

Feb 25, 2016: Former England bowler Neil Foster looks back on his Test career, selection in the '80s, and playing with Gooch

Interview by Scott Oliver

'I had a fast-bowler's mentality in a medium-pacer's body'

Jan 16, 2016: Former New Zealand allrounder Craig McMillan talks about his brand of aggression, and his battles with Shane Warne

Interview by Andrew Fidel Fernando

'People say I was just a defensive bowler, and they are 80% right'

Dec 22, 2015: Former South Africa left-arm spinner Paul Harris on winning in Australia, proving people wrong, and surfing

Interview by Scott Oliver

'I'd have played Mitchell Johnson off the front foot'

Dec 15, 2015: Former England batsman David Steele talks about mixing it with the Aussies, his Test debut at 33, and coaching a young Stuart Broad

Interview by Crispin Andrews

'A bowler should be like a managing director of a company'

Nov 26, 2015: Chaminda Vaas remembers the 1996 World Cup, bending his back for wickets, and getting chewed out by Ranatunga

Interview by Andrew Fidel Fernando

'We had no idea how people felt about rebel cricketers in South Africa'

Oct 27, 2015: Ali Bacher recalls his days as an administrator in apartheid South Africa, and the time he binned a letter from Bradman

Interview by Crispin Andrews

'I have no idea where the courage came from'

Sep 15, 2015: In unpublished interviews conducted before his death, Brian Close remembered the blows he took from the cricket ball, and captaining Trueman, Boycott, Viv and Botham

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

'Part of swing is finding the right pace and the right grip'

Sep 10, 2015: Former England fast bowler John Lever recalls the Vaseline incident, playing in Pakistan, and rooming with Derek Randall

Interview by Scott Oliver

Haidee Tiffen

'I've always wanted to help other people improve their game'

Aug 3, 2015: New Zealand women's coach Haidee Tiffen on her mentoring philosophy, winning the 2000 World Cup final, and retiring young

Interview by Vishal Dikshit

Mark Burgess

'At no stage did I think I'd be New Zealand captain'

May 19, 2015: Mark Burgess led his country's cricket team (though he thought he was better at football), had to miss tours to keep his job, and remembers the days when one-dayers were a novelty

Interview by Brydon Coverdale

'I don't think I was badly treated by England'

Apr 7, 2015: Former England allrounder Chris Cowdrey talks about living in his dad's shadow, his short-lived Test career, and favourite county memories

Interview by Jack Wilson

'As soon as you set your fields, the batsman knows your plans'

Feb 21, 2015: Former Pakistan offspinner Saqlain Mushtaq on the 1999 World Cup, fighting with Mohammad Yousuf, and hiding his wife in a closet

Interview by Scott Oliver
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