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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

'Standing up to quick seamers can be daunting'

May 24, 2014: Steven Davies on the pain of keeping to Stuart Meaker, rainy days in the Surrey dressing room, and who'd play him in a movie

Interview by Jack Wilson

Doug Bollinger

'The best thing about being a fast bowler is, you can hit people'

May 16, 2014: Doug Bollinger on hating his nickname, autographing underwear, and the ground that does the best teas

Interview by Jack Wilson

'If I see something wrong I cannot keep my mouth shut'

May 10, 2014: Nepal captain Paras Khadka isn't diplomatic, cries while watching movies, and supports Liverpool in football

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

Rob Key

'If I wasn't a cricketer I would trade in the derivatives market'

May 2, 2014: Rob Key on his 221 at Lord's, the best thing about Canterbury, and advice he'd give his 18-year-old self

Interview by Jack Wilson

Michael Klinger

'I still hope to play ODIs for Australia'

Apr 26, 2014: Australian batsman Michael Klinger on being stranded on 99, facing Shoaib Akhtar, and nightlife in Bristol

Interview by Jack Wilson

Chris Read

'The worst thing about being a keeper is stinky hands'

Apr 23, 2014: Chris Read talks about how unprepared he was for Test cricket, lessons from Stephen Fleming, and that slower ball from Chris Cairns

Interview by Jack Wilson

'I love to take batsmen on'

Apr 12, 2014: Wahab Riaz, the Pakistan left-arm quick, on the pain of missing out on a ten-for, and his love for numbers and batting

Interview by Jack Wilson

Rikki Clarke

'I was a bit too young when I was picked for England'

Apr 6, 2014: Rikki Clarke talks about maturing as a cricketer, fielding at slip, and whether he'd fight ducks or horses

Interview by Jack Wilson

Ian Butler

'I played Tests too early'

Mar 30, 2014: Ian Butler talks about his highs and lows, the thrill of playing at Otago, and the biggest dressing-room joker he's seen

Interview by Jack Wilson

Sam Robson

'I'm fun, friendly and easy-going'

Mar 20, 2014: England hopeful Sam Robson talks about being an Australian in England, being compared to Athers, and more

Interview by Jack Wilson

William Porterfield

'Test status will be massive for cricket in Ireland'

Mar 7, 2014: William Porterfield talks leadership, his first match for his country, and the super power he wants

Interview by Jack Wilson

Dirk Nannes

'I never wanted to be a cricketer'

Feb 28, 2014: Dirk Nannes likes messing about in the snow, can't speak Japanese or Dutch, and once saw Brad Hodge throw a shoe to delay a game

Interview by Jack Wilson

Nick Compton

'I feel like I'm approaching my peak now'

Feb 22, 2014: Nick Compton talks about stepping out of his grandfather's shadow and sharing an honour with a batsman he looks up to

Interview by Jack Wilson

Sean Ervine

'It all fell apart when we were going places'

Feb 13, 2014: Sean Ervine talks about his decision to leave Zimbabwe, growing up in a sporting family, and the ferocity of a Shaun Tait bouncer

Interview by Jack Wilson

Shaun Tait

'You can either bowl quick or you can't'

Feb 1, 2014: Shaun Tait likes to keep an eye on the speed gun, makes no-bouncer pacts with other fast bowlers, and loves him some TV

Interview by Jack Wilson
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    Four in four, and stands by Nos. 10 and 11

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