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New Zealand were in at the deep end

Oct 15, 2016: Their schooling against spin is far from adequate, so they need to learn on the job, at the highest level

Iain O'Brien

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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