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'If you push 11-year-olds into T20, they will never learn to bowl spin'

Oct 3, 2014: Why has the quality of spinners in India declined? Ranji pitches? Overcoaching? The IPL? A defensive mindset? Five experts share their thoughts

Interviews by Nagraj Gollapudi

'Kenya cricket is dead and buried'

Sep 30, 2014: The veteran spinner's dream spell against Australia in 2003 symbolised a brief golden period for Kenya, but since his retirement, the country's cricket has nose-dived

Tim Wigmore

'A coach earns respect by working as hard as the players'

Sep 18, 2014: Sanjay Bangar talks about his quick transition from player to coach, his philosophy and the reasons behind Kings XI Punjab's turnaround

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

The man who gave Afghanistan their mojo

Aug 22, 2014: Afghanistan's former coach may have quit cricket to pursue religion, but he remains with the side in spirit

Tim Wigmore

Mahela Jayawardene retires from Test cricket

'We watched cricket, we talked cricket'

Aug 12, 2014: On the eve of Mahela Jayawardene's final Test, his team-mate, best friend and fellow batting superstar Kumar Sangakkara speaks about what made him, and them, tick

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Aaron driven by need for speed

Aug 12, 2014: Varun Aaron is not about to sacrifice his pace, fear of injury be damned

Nagraj Gollapudi

'We know we are capable of performing anywhere'

Jul 7, 2014: Cheteshwar Pujara talks about his preparation for the England tour, lessons learnt from T20, and Duncan Fletcher's contribution

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

'This group can win a lot in the coming years'

Jul 3, 2014: Kane Williamson talks about his journey so far, his approach to spin, and his thoughts on captaincy

Interview by Subash Jayaraman

'Pace alone cannot get you wickets'

Jul 1, 2014: Zaheer Khan talks about the frustrations of missing the England tour, rehab, and his performances in South Africa and New Zealand

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

'India performing on the big stage will be good for women's cricket'

Jun 24, 2014: Former England bowler Isa Guha talks about the support women's cricket needs from national boards, being a role model to Asians in the UK, and the tough decision she made to quit the game early

Interview by Vishal Dikshit

'My confidence goes up when Dhoni throws me the ball in tough situations'

Jun 19, 2014: Mohit Sharma, whose impressive performances in the IPL earned him an India call-up, talks about earning his captain's trust, and bowling variations

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

'If you allow yourself to relax, you'll be swept away'

May 30, 2014: Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal talks about how he learnt to bowl to the doosra, being robbed of Tendulkar's wicket in Mohali, and his career highs and lows

Interview by Umar Farooq

'You want to look into the batsman's eyes and see he doesn't want to be there'

May 5, 2014: Ian Bishop compares modern fast bowling to that of his day, and picks the best among Johnson, Steyn and Morkel

Interview by Subash Jayaraman

'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
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