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'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

'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
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'Ponting was an instinctive, aggressive player'

Modern Masters: Rahul Dravid and Sanjay Manjrekar discuss Ricky Ponting's technique

    MacLeod spells hope for Scotland

Allrounder Calum MacLeod's return from a faulty action is key to Scotland's World Cup hopes. By Tim Wigmore

The Australian who dares to attack spin

From lead spinner and No. 8, Steven Smith has become a central figure in the batting line-up. By Brydon Coverdale

    'Gibbs used to toss the ball like a basketball'

My XI: Erapalli Prasanna on the West Indian offspinner who had a killer instinct

Cricket's humanity resists specialisation

Jon Hotten: While major sports across the world are driving their competitors towards homogenous physical ideals, cricket seems to celebrate diversity

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Manic one-day chases, and daddy partnerships

Also, most brothers in a Test XI, and the fastest to 20 ODI centuries

Has international cricket begun to break up?

The gap between the haves and the have-nots is growing wider, and the disenchantment is forcing a devaluation of Test cricket among weaker teams

Well worth the wait

Zulfiqar Babar missed five seasons between his first two first-class matches, and was 34 when he finally made his Test debut, but he is quickly making up for all the lost time with his artful left-arm spin

Younis Khan and the art of scoring hundreds

Out of 70 batsmen who've scored 15 or more Test hundreds only five are from Pakistan, but Younis Khan's appetite for hundreds matches that of some of the top contemporary batsmen

Australia outdone in every way

Surviving into the final session of the last day cannot disguise the fact that Australia's continued inability to play spin contributed to an all-round thrashing

News | Features Last 7 days

    Has international cricket begun to break up? (83)

    The gap between the haves and the have-nots is growing wider, and the disenchantment is forcing a devaluation of Test cricket among weaker teams

    Australia outdone in every way (51)

    Surviving into the final session of the last day cannot disguise the fact that Australia's continued inability to play spin contributed to an all-round thrashing

    Lyon low after high of 2013 (49)

    The offspinner was Australia's highest wicket-taker in 2013, but his form has dipped sharply this year

    Well worth the wait (36)

    Zulfiqar Babar missed five seasons between his first two first-class matches, and was 34 when he finally made his Test debut, but he is quickly making up for all the lost time with his artful left-arm spin

    No Ajmal, no problem for Pakistan (33)

    When a team loses its best bowler, it is expected that the team's performance will suffer. As usual, Pakistan defied the expectations