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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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    West Indies cricket needs Legends' clout

Tony Cozier: CARICOM should maximise the support of the region's greatest players as the two parties push for overhauling the WICB's present structure

    Give first-class cricket its due

Ian Chappell: For struggling Test teams to get better, they need to strengthen their domestic cricket and ensure their best players aren't lost to T20

A method to find the real world champions

Comments of the week: Readers discuss the proposed points system

    The brave world of Stafanie Taylor

The West Indies captain grew up playing with men who never gave her an inch. That helped make her one of the best players on the women's circuit

Feasting, grooving, dancing at Chepauk

Sankaran Krishna: In the '70s, a Test match day in Madras involved home-cooked lunches and Hindi film music

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'To enjoy cricket, you must enjoy your downtime'

James Faulkner talks about the IPL, his slower balls, bouncing back from a drunk-driving episode, and bad haircuts

The fizz in Mustafizur

In a little over 12 months, he has firmly established himself as a top-notch bowler, and the captain's go-to man in the toughest situations

The Happy Families Test, and most IPL runs without a ton

Also: the highest successful first-class fourth-innings chases, and the double of 1000 runs and 100 wickets in women's ODIs

'For fast bowling you need an environment that helps you go wild'

Former Pakistan international Aaqib Javed talks about his growth as a fast bowler, the influence of Imran, and coaching UAE

Continuity sets Knight Riders apart

The franchise's success over the last five seasons has been built around consistency of selection and a familial atmosphere within the squad

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