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'I'd get rid of warm-ups in cricket'

Jan 24, 2015: Samit Patel on better cheerleaders and other ways to improve the game

Interview by Jack Wilson

'I want to be in the game, pass on what I know to others'

Jan 8, 2015: Graham Onions picks the best beard in cricket, talks about his nine-for, and tells us who county cricket's biggest softie is

Interview by Jack Wilson

'I'd like to have faced the West Indies quicks'

Dec 21, 2014: Northamptonshire allrounder David Willey picks his ideal partner for a jungle expedition, and talks about his famous dad

Interview by Jack Wilson

'Everyone stares at you when you're 6ft 8in'

Nov 23, 2014: Boyd Rankin talks about giants, playing for the enemy, and being mentored by Allan Donald

Interview by Jack Wilson

'I'd happily play for West Indies'

Nov 8, 2014: Warwickshire's Keith Barker on his football career, his badminton skills, and the advice he'd give his 12-year-old self

Interview by Jack Wilson

'I'm 31 but I feel 51 and look like 61'

Nov 1, 2014: Netherlands captain Peter Borren on his fictitious nicknames, speaking three-quarters Dutch, beating England twice, and how he scares his neighbours

Interview by Jack Wilson

'My dream is to win the World Cup for New Zealand'

Oct 26, 2014: Neil Wagner on being 12th man for South Africa, moving to New Zealand, his baseball namesake, and who he'd least like to be stuck in a lift with

Interview by Jack Wilson

'I am incredibly messy in the changing room'

Oct 16, 2014: Ed Cowan recounts being dragged out of the bar to field as a substitute in a Test, picks his best pub quiz team, and lists his various nicknames

Interview by Jack Wilson

'I felt I didn't improve and push on as much as I should have'

Sep 28, 2014: Hamish Marshall on his New Zealand career, playing backyard cricket with his twin, and how he likes his steak

Interview by Jack Wilson

'If I were a fruit, I'd be an orange'

Sep 15, 2014: Jonny Bairstow talks red hair, team-mates to avoid while batting, and what to see in Yorkshire

Interview by Jack Wilson

'I've been called Shirley Temple, Leo Sayer, Coco the Clown'

Sep 6, 2014: Ryan Sidebottom on crowd sledging, being a headless chicken, the messiest team-mates, and more

Interview by Jack Wilson

James Franklin

'It's scary to think I actually have a Test hat-trick'

Aug 23, 2014: New Zealand allrounder James Franklin remembers all his stats, and likes to take his five-year-old to watch football and rugby

Interview by Jack Wilson

Harry Gurney

'I want to go to the World Cup with England and win it'

Aug 17, 2014: Harry Gurney on his first England shirt, the biggest joker in the Notts dressing room, and the best fast food

Interview by Jack Wilson

Abdul Razzaq

'I want to teach players to become big hitters'

Aug 9, 2014: Former Pakistan allrounder Abdul Razzaq talks about his biggest six, his best coach, and the toughest bowlers he faced

Interview by Scott Oliver

Scott Styris

'Ajmal calls me the running offspinner'

Aug 2, 2014: Scott Styris on being a globetrotting cricketer, the ugliest cricket kit, and his slow one-day hundred

Interview by Jack Wilson

James Taylor

'Life's too short to be too tall'

Jul 18, 2014: James Taylor talks about riding horses, smashing an unbeaten 220 when he was 15, and captaining England Lions

Interview by Jack Wilson

Sam Whiteman

'I get kicked out of the nets quickly when I try to bowl'

Jul 5, 2014: Western Australia wicketkeeper Sam Whiteman chats about his rise in the domestic ranks, his slowest team-mate, and dinner with Jennifer Aniston

Interview by Will Macpherson

'The media has every right to call us chokers'

Jun 21, 2014: Herschelle Gibbs on the infamous tag, the 438 match, playing golf with Viv, Tiger and Ronaldo, and his football World Cup predictions

Interview by Richard Sydenham

Daniel Christian

'Scoring a hundred is better than taking a five-for'

Jun 7, 2014: Daniel Christian talks about his hat-trick at the MCG, the toughest bowlers he has faced, and the first player he would choose in a World T20 XI

Interview by Jack Wilson

Ramnaresh Sarwan

'I used to be the messiest player in the West Indies dressing room'

May 29, 2014: Ramnaresh Sarwan talks about scoring six fours in a Test over, struggling to find a helmet that fit, and lessons from watching Brian Lara

Interview by Jack Wilson
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    The greatest time of our lives

Martin Crowe: Whatever happens, the Australia-New Zealand World Cup final at the MCG will be the most divine fun

    Why is chasing so difficult at the G?

Cricket Sadist Hour: Jarrod Kimber and John Buchanan discuss swing, what NZ should worry about and do a man-to-man analysis of the finalists

How do you stop Smith?

It is a question that has mystified teams of late, but Andy Zaltzman has the answer

When defeats haunt

Nicholas Hogg: The losing team has much to ponder over the what-could-have-beens in close matches; in a one-sided game, the past is put to rest quickly

Why ball-tracking can't be trusted

Russell Jackson: It's hard for us to shake doubt about why what we're seeing with our eyes differs significantly from the reading of a computer

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Wahab v Watson, the fury and the folly

For 30 minutes, everything else took a backseat, as the world watched in awe and fear, a fired-up Pakistan fast bowler mercilessly bullying an Australian batsman

From 110 to 150 kph, the Wahab Riaz story

As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before

Wet weather dulls India's threat perception

The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to

The battle of the bullies

This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves

Dhoni masters numbers game to crack ODI code

Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager

News | Features Last 7 days

    Wahab v Watson, the fury and the folly (325)

    For 30 minutes, everything else took a backseat, as the world watched in awe and fear, a fired-up Pakistan fast bowler mercilessly bullying an Australian batsman

    The battle of the bullies (236)

    This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves

    From 110 to 150 kph, the Wahab Riaz story (155)

    As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before

    Time slips by South Africa once again (147)

    It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.

    India swept away by Australia's depth (142)

    India's Plan A in this World Cup had worked flawlessly over seven matches. When they came up against the toughest opponents in the World Cup, however, they were left scrambling for a back-up plan