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Aakash Chopra looks at various aspects of cricket from a player's perspective
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Sangakkara: a mix of modern and orthodox

Aug 19, 2015: He embraced the current practice of playing an all-out aggressive game without sacrificing the strong technique he grew up with

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Why Clarke might not be as good against spin as we think

Aug 2, 2015: The Australian captain is considered world-class against spin, but his numbers in Asia suggest he has some chinks in his armour

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Mustafizur and the art of the cutter

Jul 30, 2015: What makes this innocuous-seeming bowler so difficult to handle?

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Alastair Cook's mind games

Jul 28, 2015: Was the England captain's slump in form brought on by issues of technique or by a cluttered mind?

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The Rogers method

Jul 15, 2015: The lack of a backlift restricts the Australian opener's range of strokes, especially the drive, but he has managed to use his limitations to his advantage

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Will we see the Harbhajan of old?

Jun 9, 2015: India's leading offspinner of the 2000s fell away because of his tendency to overuse the doosra. Can he make enough of an impact in Bangladesh?

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How aggression pays off for McCullum

Mar 20, 2015: As a batsman, he's bent on taking the fight to the opposition, and it's much the same with his captaincy

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Why it pays to be a left-arm quick

Mar 18, 2015: They create awkward angles for right-hand batsmen and can use the threat of the incoming delivery, which help keep the batsmen quiet

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What makes AB tick

Feb 27, 2015: His still head and ability to maintain a low centre of gravity help him to pull off the shots he does

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The art of Amla

Feb 25, 2015: His amazing bat speed helps make up for a minor technical quirk

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The problem with England's one-day batting

Feb 13, 2015: They prefer to mostly stay in the crease, even to spinners, and don't seem to know how to pace an innings when batting first

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What makes Maxwell different

Feb 10, 2015: Like many other destructive batsmen, he has quick hands. Unlike them, he plays the field set for him, not the bowler

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The modern batsman's weakness against the bouncer

Jan 15, 2015: A lot of batsmen nowadays take blows to the head or body because they commit too early on the front foot when they should be focusing on going deeper in the crease

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What can India do against Steven Smith?

Jan 4, 2015: He has made over 500 runs in the three Tests so far, but he isn't quite invincible

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The secret of Vijay's success

Dec 31, 2014: The Indian opener does not play the horizontal-bat shots, but he has a good record in Australia regardless

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Why Dhoni's weakness against fuller balls is no longer a problem

Dec 7, 2014: If he shows the discipline he did in England, resisting the temptation to drive full deliveries outside off, he could get a maiden Test hundred in Australia

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Kohli's England failures technical, not mental

Dec 1, 2014: The batsman needs to make a minor adjustment in getting his upper body to move in the direction of the ball, especially if it swings away

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Dhawan's bouncer problem

Nov 25, 2014: Why the Indian opener would be well advised to shelve the hook and pull in Australia

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Pujara and the challenge of being a Test-only batsman

Nov 17, 2014: Shorter tours don't allow you time to get into form, and domestic cricket isn't demanding enough

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What Mitch does

Oct 28, 2013: Johnson has picked up his pace, and his bounce and late movement have got batsmen wary too

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