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England's T20 future

England needs T20 evolution, not revolution

Jan 15, 2015: The Big Bash League has caused doubts to flare up about county T20, but a franchise system would further limit the game's reach at a time when it is struggling to remain relevant

George Dobell

England v India, 4th ODI, Edgbaston

England World Cup plans in ruins

Sep 2, 2014: England's World Cup plans are in ruins after another trouncing from India at Edgbaston and Alastair Cook's presence in the side is impossible to justify

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County preview

A county game to savour

Apr 9, 2013: Critics of county cricket ignore its importance to the England team and its relevance throughout the country - there is much to celebrate and admire

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England in India 2012-13

Pietersen stance continues to damage England

Sep 18, 2012: Discussions have been had and apologies made but the ECB are still not ready to welcome one the world's best batsmen back into the international fold

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Muddle management failing Pietersen

Aug 7, 2012: England are stronger with Kevin Pietersen in the side but the ongoing sideshow could even threaten his place for the third Test against South Africa

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England v South Africa, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 3rd day

Time to end Pietersen standoff

Aug 4, 2012: England can live without Pietersen, but there should be no doubt that they will be much diminished if they lose him

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Pietersen impasse demands ECB rethink

May 31, 2012: Kevin Pietersen wanted to play at the World Twenty20. England were 'disappointed' by his retirement. Surely the two parties can find common ground?

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Sri Lanka v England 2011-12

Strauss braced for dog days

Mar 30, 2012: Despite the England captain's poor form with the bat his influence extends beyond the middle - when he goes it should be on his own terms

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We underestimate county cricket at our peril

Mar 30, 2012: Its familiarity may have bred contempt in many, but the County Championship remains of enormous value - value that cannot be judged by financial turnover alone

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An odd couple?

Feb 21, 2012: An established cricket magazine and start-up, online commentary set-up have joined forces. Can it work?

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Pakistan v England 2011-12

Spin the crux of England's problems

Jan 30, 2012: Pakistan are the better side, in these conditions at least, and England's batsmen have played spin bowling very poorly

George Dobell in Abu Dhabi
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The discreet charm of the County Championship

Jon Hotten: The competition retains a certain purity precisely because it is unfashionable and anachronistic, and is not loaded down by the requirements of television and sponsors

We need to reinterpret the wide down leg side

Liam Cromar: Why are bowlers in limited-overs cricket expected to perform the contradictory actions of preventing run-scoring and enabling it?

Heroes and mobs: my first live match

Sankaran Krishna: A nine-year-old's initiation into big-time cricket, featuring Prasanna, Lawry, Gleeson and a boisterous Bangalore crowd

The hinterland of 40

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Left-arm quick, right-arm quicker

Lahore Qalandars have unearthed a truly unique prospect in Yasir Jan, an ambidextrous quick who can generate serious pace with both arms

Vote for your all-time India Test XI

In September 2010, as part of ESPNcricinfo's All-time XI series, a jury had selected an All-time India Test XI. Six years later, would you make some changes?

Ravindra Jadeja, maker of differences

A 41-run stand for the last wicket, and three tail-end wickets in one over. That is the very definition of "crucial" in a low-scoring contest

India's unbeaten streak and Santner's double

Stats highlights from the first Test between India and New Zealand in Kanpur

Imran's team or Misbah's: which was greater?

Each had to overcome very different hurdles from the other to become a top Test side

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