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Former New Zealand batsman and captain
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The greatest time of our lives

Mar 28, 2015: Whatever happens, the Australia-New Zealand World Cup final at the MCG will be the most divine fun

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The serenity of Kane Williamson

Mar 20, 2015: He is assured, humble and intelligent: a player opposition captains and bowlers find hard to combat

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Beware the men who swing it

Mar 13, 2015: The team with the most incisive bowling attack, capable of jolting pampered batsmen out of their comfort zones, will win this World Cup

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An all-inclusive blueprint for the 2019 World Cup

Mar 4, 2015: A 40-over tournament with 18 teams, played over ten weeks, with a best-of-three final will help identify a true champion team with luck playing little part

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Letter to de Villiers

Feb 25, 2015: South Africa's captain needs to single out his players for attention and get them firing individually and as a team

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Time to restrict bat development

Feb 19, 2015: The balance is skewed too far in favour of batsmen already. Cricket cannot afford for bats to get any bigger

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Let's recapture the spirit of '92

Feb 10, 2015: One-day cricket was at its freshest and most unpredictable 23 years ago

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My heart says New Zealand, head South Africa

Jan 29, 2015: How the top eight teams stack up ahead of the World Cup, plus predictions for the knockouts

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Why cricket needs yellow and red cards

Jan 18, 2015: David Warner's repeated transgressions tell us that the game has a discipline problem that has got out of hand

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Is this New Zealand's best World Cup chance?

Jan 13, 2015: With form players in all departments, depth in selection, and efficient backroom staff, this team has plenty to be excited about

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A year of triumph and disaster

Dec 19, 2014: While 2014 will be always remembered for the shocking death of Phillip Hughes, there was joy as well, courtesy Misbah, McCullum, and the ICC's efforts against chucking

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It's largely even between bat and ball

Dec 11, 2014: Each skill evolves over time to get the edge over the other, but as long as conditions encourage both, there's no cause for worry

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Towards a kinder, gentler game

Nov 29, 2014: The death of Phillip Hughes is a reminder to us that we would do well to change the tone of cricket for the better

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The perils of premeditation

Nov 19, 2014: Due to the demand for sixes in T20, more and more batsmen are resorting to predetermined slogging, which leads to their downfall in the other formats

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The men and memories that made me

Nov 13, 2014: Of Sobers, Sutcliffe, Hookes and other inspirations and influences down the years

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The insecure kid who never grew up

Oct 14, 2014: Kevin Pietersen missed the point of life in the second half of his career, failed to show maturity, and has regressed to being the bitter youngster who left Natal years ago

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Minding the gap

Oct 4, 2014: The space between two balls is where cricket is really played

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A blueprint for England's World Cup campaign

Sep 10, 2014: Teams need to start strategising now for next year's event by picking the right men for various roles. England need to get on it sooner than most

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Dhoni the Test wicketkeeper needs a break

Sep 4, 2014: History has shown that a vibrant keeper infuses energy into a side, but that quality has gone missing in the case of India's captain

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Test cricket's young Fab Four

Aug 29, 2014: Kohli, Root, Smith and Williamson will take turns as the No. 1 Test batsman. So far each has shown only one technical weakness

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    The greatest time of our lives

Martin Crowe: Whatever happens, the Australia-New Zealand World Cup final at the MCG will be the most divine fun

    'Can't spot Australia's weakness'

Ricky Ponting on Steven Smith's bright future, and McCullum's aggressive leadership

A tale of two coaches

Their playing careers were vastly different, and so are their personalities, but the road to the World Cup final for Hesson and Lehmann has been similar. By Brydon Coverdale

    Why is chasing so difficult at the G?

Cricket Sadist Hour: John Buchanan's man-to-man analysis of the finalists

When defeats haunt

Nicholas Hogg: In close matches you ponder over the what-could-have-beens; in a one-sided game, the past is put to rest quickly

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Wahab v Watson, the fury and the folly

For 30 minutes, everything else took a backseat, as the world watched in awe and fear, a fired-up Pakistan fast bowler mercilessly bullying an Australian batsman

From 110 to 150 kph, the Wahab Riaz story

As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before

Wet weather dulls India's threat perception

The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to

The battle of the bullies

This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves

Dhoni masters numbers game to crack ODI code

Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager

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    The battle of the bullies (236)

    This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves

    India swept away by Australia's depth (173)

    India's Plan A in this World Cup had worked flawlessly over seven matches. When they came up against the toughest opponents in the World Cup, however, they were left scrambling for a back-up plan

    From 110 to 150 kph, the Wahab Riaz story (155)

    As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before

    Time slips by South Africa once again (147)

    It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.

    Wet weather dulls India's threat perception (140)

    The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to