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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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    Ishant and Prasad turn lethal, and the tail wags

Numbers Game: The two seamers have become their teams' spearheads in the last 18 months, while tail became top in the recent Sri Lanka-India series

Arthur Morris, my pen pal

How the Australian batsman touched the heart of a young Russell Jackson by responding to his letters

The death of Ankit Keshri

The Cricket Monthly: When the 20-year-old died after an on-field accident, it was the end of an Indian dream
TCM September issue

    'I'd bat Pujara at No. 3'

Bowl at Boycs: Geoff Boycott on India's batting order, and the problem of no-balls

Were Indian batsmen of earlier eras better against spin?

Kartikeya Date: Quality spinners have always thrived in India, so it may be unfair to say that today's Indian batsmen are inferior

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The Ashwin show, and Ishant's second wind

R Ashwin and Ishant Sharma dismantled the the opposition, Amit Mishra came back strongly, and Virat Kohli grew as captain during the series win in Sri Lanka

Why is Pujara given short shrift?

He averages better than Rohit Sharma but still has to fight for a place in the Test side, mostly because he doesn't play ODIs

India's will to win tested by searing conditions

On a steaming Colombo day, victory did not come easily to India. But the team kept its focus, intensity and clarity of thought going, and reaped the benefits

All 60 wickets to India bowlers, and a rare comeback

Stats highlights from the third Test between Sri Lanka and India at the SSC where India completed a rare away series win

Another bowling display of two halves

For the fifth time in the last year and a half, India had their opponents five down for less than 100 only to let the lower order off the hook

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