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The glamorous life of a Test match bowler

Dec 7, 2015: Sleepless nights, pills, pain, stiffness, sweat, toil, and some more pain - welcome to a day in the life

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What happens in a batting collapse

Nov 9, 2015: The mood inside the dressing room turns sour, and batsmen forget to play the way they normally do. It doesn't have to be like that

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New Zealand are more than a product of McCullum

Jun 20, 2015: The team now has the right line-up of players, playing to the right plan. It is not merely conforming to the image of its captain

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How I learnt to love the IPL

May 10, 2015: A cricketer from quieter climes gets thrown into a cauldron of sensory overload

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What makes Warner snap?

Jan 20, 2015: His tendency to get in opponents' faces has been in focus in recent weeks. Do we know what is motivating this behaviour?

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Living and working with the bouncer

Nov 26, 2014: Hitting someone with a short one is sickening for a bowler, and worse for the batsman, but the game must go on, and the bouncer is a part of the game

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England in Australia 2013-14

The strange beast called confidence

Jan 2, 2014: While Mitchell Johnson rides a wave, Alastair Cook has discoverd the perils of having to take big decisions alone in a stressful time

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New Zealand in Sri Lanka 2012/13

Young attack product of injury crisis

Nov 30, 2012: An experienced crop of bowlers should be available but their over-coaching has forced New Zealand to turn to youth - a policy that looks to be unexpectedly working

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What to do when autumn approaches

Oct 11, 2012: The end of a season (or a career) can be a disorienting, disconcerting time for a cricketer

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    English cricket must reach out to its public

David Hopps: Its image as an establishment game fits uncomfortably with the impulse to spread T20 cricket to a wider audience

A touch of Pakistani mayhem

Ahmer Naqvi on why Stuart Broad is a little bit Pakistani
The Cricket Monthly July issue

    'I'll always try and remain a player first and captain second'

All Out Cricket: Heather Knight on taking over the England captaincy from Charlotte Edwards, and charity work in Rwanda

    Australia's happy hunting ground

Why do Australia, so often poor in Asia, never seem to lose in Sri Lanka? Daniel Brettig offers four possible reasons

Misbah and the art of wicket acquisition

Ahmer Naqvi: Lord's presented us with a fine study in his methods, where bowler and captain showcase their styles while sticking to a larger plan

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Pakistan, press-ups and national redemption

The themes of redemption and rehabilitation had been a constant companion for Pakistan in the build-up to what proved to be an epic first Test, but it was only in that moment of victory that the true significance of their 75-run win could be understood

Keep calm. Misbah is here

Pakistan's thrilling triumph at Lord's was underscored by their captain's serenity

West Indies need to paper over bowling cracks

The hosts' pace attack, with a combined experience of 31 Tests and 56 wickets, is a candidate for being their weakest ever, yet India cannot simply show up and expect to win

Yasir's 13 going on 100, and 42-year-old centurions

Also, losing ten-fors, and back to back Tests at Lord's

An accident waiting to happen

England played a full part in a compelling Test, but if they are to continue to evolve as a Test side the top order has to shape matches

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