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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

George Dobell

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

George Dobell

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?

George Dobell

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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