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Haroon Rasheed

Impressing Viv and Greg

Apr 17, 2014: Former Pakistan batsman Haroon Rasheed on the compliments he received from two batting legends, and his admiration for Gavaskar

Interview by Ijaz Chaudhry

Ian Blackwell

'I had a hard career, because a lot of my games were against Australia'

Mar 29, 2014: Ian Blackwell on his only Test, being dropped for his best mate, and playing under Duncan Fletcher

Interview by Jack Wilson

Shaun Tait

'I earned my first cap when Australia was at its peak'

Mar 22, 2014: Shaun Tait remembers knocking out a batsman when he was 15, and playing alongside Shane Warne, a poster of whom he had up in his room as a kid

Interview by Jack Wilson

James Tredwell

'I didn't know what sledging was until I played in Australia'

Mar 9, 2014: James Tredwell on copping earfuls, his first time in an England shirt, and more

Interview by Jack Wilson

Chris Read

'Keeping is the most rewarding job on the park'

Mar 2, 2014: Chris Read talks about keeping, his call-up to the Test side, playing alongside his hero, and breaking a bat during his maiden first-class hundred

Interview by Jack Wilson

Rikki Clarke

'I didn't even know there was a chairman of selectors'

Feb 23, 2014: Rikki Clarke relives his surprise on receiving his England call-up, and talks about his agonising start in Test cricket

Interview by Jack Wilson

Andrew Hall

'Get a new helmet, I'm going to hit you again'

Feb 16, 2014: Andrew Hall on the cricketers he admired growing up, and the time he knocked Paul Harris over

Interview by Jack Wilson

Charl Willoughby

'I'd always be the one with the reddest trousers'

Feb 8, 2014: Former South Africa fast bowler Charl Willoughby is quite the stickler when it comes to shining the ball

Interview by Jack Wilson

William Porterfield

'I've captained Ireland since I was about 12'

Jan 25, 2014: William Porterfield talks leadership, his first match for his country, and playing on TV

Interview by Jack Wilson

Simon Jones

'I achieved what not many from Wales have'

Jan 12, 2014: Simon Jones on his dad's cricket legacy, and how Tendulkar could have been his first Test victim

Interview by Jack Wilson

Matthew Hoggard

Ambrose's death stare, and T20 madness

Dec 21, 2013: Getting the stink eye from Curtly, getting behind the reins of a side - Matthew Hoggard looks back

Interview by Jack Wilson

Martin McCague

'I used to sledge while batting too'

Dec 8, 2013: An Aussie who played for England remembers how the press reacted to his selection

Interview by Jack Wilson

Murray Goodwin

'I asked for my first autograph when I was 38'

Nov 24, 2013: Murray Goodwin talks about facing Shoaib, and bringing out the broom against Murali

Interview by Jack Wilson

Martin Bicknell

'Cricketers who say they don't suffer from nerves are lying'

Nov 16, 2013: Ten years between Tests? Martin Bicknell knows the feeling

Interview by Jack Wilson

Trevor Chappell

Lost at Lord's, pasted by Viv

Nov 9, 2013: Trevor Chappell on being hit through the sightscreen and other delights

Interview by Vishal Dikshit

Ian Botham

'I've never been in awe of anyone'

Nov 2, 2013: Not even Viv Richards. Ian Botham on his first ton, first wicket, and more

Interview by Jack Wilson

Jimmy Adams

'Only Bradman had a better record at that stage'

Oct 20, 2013: After his first 12 Tests, Jimmy Adams was close to legendary

Interview by Jack Wilson

Farokh Engineer

'I always idolised Muhammad Ali'

Oct 5, 2013: Farokh Engineer on meeting Ali, being rewarded for a catch in the outfield, and being yelled at despite having scored a century

Interview by Ijaz Chaudhry

Alex Tudor

'On my debut everyone had a go at my hair'

Sep 29, 2013: Alex Tudor got sweaty palms and styling tips in Perth. But he also got to play alongside his heroes

Interview by Jack Wilson

Phil DeFreitas

'Be a batsman and a legspinner'

Sep 21, 2013: Phil DeFreitas has some gloomy advice for young fast bowlers

Interview by Jack Wilson
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England seem to have forgotten about personality

They have to see a glass that is half-full, and play the game as if it is just that, a game; and an opportunity

Bigger concerns for England than Lord's pitch

While the pitch took most of the blame at Trent Bridge, at Lord's England will need to get more controlling overs from their spinners. The reality is there is no quick fix

Another battle, another defeat on Planet Al

Alastair Cook has got used to feeling of the axe hanging over him. Only his team-mates can save England now

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