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'Sri Lankan fans embrace the team, not just icon players'

Apr 21, 2014: Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara go over their World T20 win, and feel grateful to have fans whose support remains unwavering in victory and defeat

Interview by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Chapple goes once more into the breach

Apr 8, 2014: Two decades and then some into his Lancashire career, Glen Chapple is on top of his game, skilled and motivated, and with the knowledge that only years on the job can bring

Tanya Aldred

'Why would you do a Kerry Packer?'

Mar 17, 2014: Cricket Australia chairman Wally Edwards knows the value of keeping India happy. He talks about their recent negotiations, the ICC's future, and wanting more teams to be competitive

Interview by Daniel Brettig

'I felt guilty, I still feel guilty'

Mar 13, 2014: As he prepares to make his return to Warwickshire, four months after flying home from the Ashes, Jonathan Trott speaks openly and candidly to ESPNcricinfo about the emotional challenges he has faced up to

George Dobell

Jason Gillespie

'You do what you need to do for the team'

Feb 21, 2014: Jason Gillespie talks about what separates a good fast bowler from a great one, and why it's important to find a balance between rest and practice

Interview by Scott Oliver

'A shame if none of the current team played Tests'

Feb 7, 2014: Niall and Kevin O'Brien talk about their formative years in Dublin and reflect on their contribution to the giant strides Ireland have made in recent years

Interview by Jo Harman

N Srinivasan

'The new ICC structure is more inclusive'

Feb 6, 2014: The BCCI president responds to criticism of the proposals for the revamp of cricket's governing body

Interview by Sambit Bal

'TV does not always tell you the real story'

Feb 2, 2014: Pakistan's fielding coach, Julien Fountain, chats about the improvement under his watch and the challenges of training players to field under pressure

Interview by Umar Farooq

'My only way of playing Tests is by performing in ODIs'

Jan 22, 2014: People may typecast him as a T20 specialist, but Kieron Pollard's ambition is to play five-day cricket. He talks about his plans, his early struggles, and his success in the IPL

Interview by Jack Wilson

Angelo Mathews

'As a captain you need to listen to people'

Jan 19, 2014: Sri Lanka's Test captain Angelo Mathews talks about his evolution as a batsman, the lessons he has learnt as a leader, and his goals for his team

Interview by Andrew Fidel Fernando

'As a nation, we're not comfortable with winning'

Jan 8, 2014: Shortly before he left for the tour to Australia, Graeme Swann talked about playing for England, the Ashes rivalry, and retirement

Interview by Felix White

It takes two to tango

Nov 29, 2013: Two greats look back on 20 years of friendship that has included World Cup heartbreak, a world-record stand, and missing a wedding

Interview by Jo Harman

'A coach in the Caribbean must understand all facets of the game'

Nov 22, 2013: West Indies A coach Junior Bennett talks about mentoring a young Chris Gayle, and the challenges of training Caribbean cricketers at the grassroots level

Interview by Sidharth Monga

'I want to play ODIs through to the World Cup, and then Tests'

Nov 21, 2013: Going into his 100th Test, Kevin Pietersen answers readers' questions on his plans for the future, the best bowling he has faced, and more

'I never want to average 20 in a series again'

Oct 27, 2013: As England seek to defend the Ashes two months after retaining it, they will hope Matt Prior, who knows a thing or two about endurance and dealing with failure, returns to form

Andrew McGlashan

'I'm honest, and I stand up for what I believe is right'

Oct 16, 2013: BCCI president N Srinivasan, currently in the eye of more than one storm, speaks about India's South Africa tour, the board producing TV telecasts, and the health of the game in the country

Interview by Sambit Bal

'Feet are the most important thing in batsmanship'

Sep 25, 2013: Arthur Morris, Australia's oldest living Test cricketer, talks about batting, coaching, self-doubt, the Don, and being mates with Lindsay Hassett

Interview by Steve Cannane

England cricket

'England must beat SA to be considered the best'

Sep 18, 2013: Stuart Broad reflects on a summer where he has helped win the Ashes again and looks forward to trying to do it again very soon. But he knows England still have more to do to climb back up the rankings

Alan Gardner

'This is the best result in history for a UAE team'

Aug 31, 2013: UAE batsman Shaiman Anwar looks back at the successful tour of Canada and talks about the game in his country

Interview by Faraz Sarwat

Richard Hadlee

'I wasted the first four years of my career'

Aug 19, 2013: The New Zealand great recalls his tours to India, his battle with depression, and speaks of the challenges facing modern-day allrounders

Siddarth Ravindran
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    Clarke's fairy tale

Mark Nicholas: The last few days have been about being loved at last for Australia's World Cup-winning captain

    Come fly with me

Diaries: Sharda Ugra finds Hamilton's laid-back charm hard to resist, and summons up the courage to leap off the tallest building in the hemisphere

    What did we learn from this World Cup?

That there is a place for proper batsmanship in ODIs, that New Zealand punch above their weight, and that taking wickets wins you matches. By Ed Smith

    New Zealand's greatest almost

Jarrod Kimber: Led by their fearless captain, New Zealand threw themselves at this World Cup and came as close as they ever have done to greatness

When defeats haunt

Nicholas Hogg: In close matches you ponder over the what-could-have-beens; in a one-sided game, the past is put to rest quickly

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Wet weather dulls India's threat perception

The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to

From 110 to 150 kph, the Wahab Riaz story

As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before

The battle of the bullies

This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves

Dhoni masters numbers game to crack ODI code

Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager

Time slips by South Africa once again

It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.

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    The battle of the bullies (236)

    This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves

    India swept away by Australia's depth (183)

    India's Plan A in this World Cup had worked flawlessly over seven matches. When they came up against the toughest opponents in the World Cup, however, they were left scrambling for a back-up plan

    Time slips by South Africa once again (147)

    It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.

    Wet weather dulls India's threat perception (140)

    The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to

    The greatest time of our lives (138)

    Whatever happens, the Australia-New Zealand World Cup final at the MCG will be the most divine fun