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Bringing Home The Ashes

How Root urned it for England

Jan 23, 2016: Joe Root's book on the victorious 2015 Ashes series is also a summation of England's mixed and eventful year in international cricket

Alan Gardner

Three books on Richie Benaud

In Richie's company

Dec 20, 2015: Three books on the master commentator and Australia captain offer you the wisdom of Benaud

Paul Edwards

Chasing Shadows

The quest for Peter Roebuck

Dec 19, 2015: A new book about the late great cricket writer tries to unravel the many mysteries that marked his life and death

David Hopps

The Country House Cricketer

Stories from stately venues

Dec 5, 2015: The Country House Cricketer explores English cricket through some of its nobler grounds

Alan Gardner

Phillip Hughes: The Official Biography

The country boy who moved a nation

Nov 28, 2015: The new Phillip Hughes biography is a warm retelling of his early life in rural Australia, and how he dealt with the ups and downs of his short career

Daniel Brettig

Kevin Pietersen on Cricket

Pietersen: the sequel

Nov 22, 2015: Here's the book the critics wanted when KP produced his autobiography last year. (Not that it quite lives up to billing)

David Hopps

Warriors

A moving Kenyan tale

Nov 15, 2015: A new film brings the country's Maasai cricketers into the media spotlight again

Alan Gardner

Who Wants to be a Batsman?

Inside the art, science and mind of batting

Oct 17, 2015: Simon Hughes examines batsmanship through his own experiences and those of the greats of the game

Alan Gardner

Sundial in the Shade

Playing with Barry

Oct 10, 2015: Andrew Murtagh's book about his legendary Hampshire team-mate is packed full of anecdotes, detail and research

Luke Alfred

Fire in Babylon

A story of Caribbean empowerment

Sep 26, 2015: Inspired by the film, the book of the same name looks at the rise of a West Indies team alongside the life of its immigrant people in Britain

Nicholas Hogg

Long Shot Summer

The year of four England captains

Sep 26, 2015: A look back at 1988, which is up there in the ranks of England cricket's most shambolic periods

Alan Gardner

Cricket: The Game of Life

Let's celebrate cricket

Sep 19, 2015: Scyld Berry does just that in his new book, delving into the game's history, as well as musing on the topics of language, race, numbers, and more besides

David Hopps

South Africa'’s Greatest Batsmen

South Africa's batting dream team

Sep 14, 2015: Ali Bacher's new book celebrates the country's finest batsmen, including forgotten heroes lost to apartheid

Firdose Moonda

Cricket Captain 2015

Stepping into the skipper's shoes

Aug 8, 2015: Cricket Captain 2015 is probably the most evolved version in its series, and while it lacks a few innovative features, it's a solid cricket management game

Videep Vijay Kumar

Death of a Gentleman

Be alarmed, be very alarmed

Jul 29, 2015: Death of a Gentleman exposes how neo-liberal economics threatens the game, while also hinting at worse lying beneath the surface, leaving you feeling disillusioned and angry

Jonathan Wilson

England's colourful, shameless decade

Jul 18, 2015: A chronicle of the most hedonistic period in English cricket, long before the bosses woke up to professionalism

David Hopps

Summer's Crown: The Story of Cricket's County Championship

A priceless peek into the county cricket story

Jul 11, 2015: In so far as the County Championship has a single history, Stephen Chalke strives mightily and successfully to tell it through a visually wonderful new book

Paul Edwards

The Test

The fourth horseman of 2005

Jul 4, 2015: Simon Jones' career was blighted by injury but he was a key part of the attack who brought the Ashes home for England a decade ago and his story remains a compelling one

Alan Gardner

Bob Barber: The Professional Amateur

Bob Barber, the one-innings wonder

Jun 27, 2015: Colin Shindler's book is a warm portrait of a player who faced his fair share of confusion on and off the field in an era of great social change in Britain

Derek Pringle

Gentlemen and Sledgers: A History of the Ashes in 100 Quotations and Confrontations

Ashes wit, wisdom, and wicked one-liners

Jun 6, 2015: Rob Smyth's new book charts 130 years of sporting drama using the words of the chief protagonists

Alan Gardner
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Dazzling light, murky shadow

The Cricket Monthly: The greatest allrounder cricket ever forgot: South Africa's Aubrey Faulkner
TCM February issue

    Why the good-length ball has lost its sting

Sanjay Manjrekar: The old precept of bowling on a good length doesn't work when pitches are flat and batsmen fearless

Billings revels in T20 adventure land

England's other big-hitting wicketkeeper-batsman talks about his experiences at the PSL and being picked up by Daredevils

    A power-hitter who empowered his players

Numbers Don't Lie: Brendon McCullum was a match-turner as batsman and captain in limited-overs cricket

FFS: a Scotsman's Ashes lament

The shared pain of watching the Edgbaston Test of 2005. By Samir Chopra

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The best XI of each IPL franchise

ESPNcricinfo picks its best XI for each franchise after the IPL 2016 auction in Bangalore on Saturday

After quiet build-up, PSL gears for take-off

An absence of hype in Dubai has marked the lead-up to the inaugural Pakistan Super League but there is little doubt over its importance in Pakistan's cricket set-up

The most expensive uncapped Indian players

A quick look at all the uncapped India players who fetched the top bids at the IPL 2016 auction

Who will be the most expensive player at the IPL auction?

There are some big names going under the hammer on Saturday. Who will get the largest paycheck? Vote now

The evolution of Virat Kohli into a complete batsman

He worked to improve as a batsman, mastering his weakness against the short ball, and learning new strokes even though he was successful without them

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