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Freelance writer, author of Gentlemen and Sledgers
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Imran's team or Misbah's: which was greater?

Sep 21, 2016: Each had to overcome very different hurdles from the other to become a top Test side

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In praise of Mighty Joe

Aug 10, 2015: Root has reached a pinnacle achieved by few Englishmen in modern times, and he has done it with a charming and infectious joy that belies his innate toughness

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Must Buttler keep in all formats?

Jun 27, 2015: England could further exploit his worth as a batsman by relieving him of wicketkeeping duties in Tests

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Time to pension off the seniors?

Jul 24, 2014: If England are going to win nothing, history suggests it might be worth their while to win nothing with kids

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The joy of selection roulette

Jun 10, 2014: The build-up to the Sri Lanka series has recalled the bad old days of inconsistent England selection - and provided some fantasy for fans once again

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Eoin Morgan's time is here

Jan 24, 2014: England are in a position where failure is nothing to be afraid of and they must realise his potential impact as an aggressor in the middle order

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The cult of Flower?

Nov 18, 2013: England's coach is so influential, you have to wonder if he has brought the role of football's all-powerful manager to cricket

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Broad's mighty challenge

Nov 8, 2013: Few England players in the modern era have been booed to the extent Broad will be. Will he rise to the occasion?

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    How Bangladesh is finding and developing its talent

Mustafizur, Mosaddek, Mehidy, Nazmul - where did they all come from? By Mohammad Isam

    It's time to rediscover Test-match batting

Mark Nicholas: England's recklessness in the name of positivity is a sign that the art of batting in the longest format is no longer given due attention

Is it possible for a Pakistani to be a fan of Ian Botham?

Imran Yusuf ponders an age-old question
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    Nottingham's the charm

On tour in the UK, Firdose Moonda witnesses a fine comeback, visits the country's oldest pub, and squeezes in some yoga lessons

The hinterland of 40

Jon Hotten: At Lord's we saw three in-between scores of the sort that are as likely to annoy the selectors as excite them

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'A great moment for Indian cricket'

There was plenty of praise for India's Mithali Raj after she became the highest run-getter in women's ODIs

The BCCI Resistance turns one

On this day in 2016, India's highest court mandated the Lodha Committee's recommendations. Six months past its deadline, the Indian board continues to stall. How is this so?

'A day we won't forget'

Zimbabwe's historic ODI series win in Sri Lanka was celebrated by many in 140 characters including Kumar Sangakkara, who also called for measures to improve Sri Lankan cricket

How Bangladesh is finding and developing its talent

Mustafizur, Mosaddek, Mehidy, Nazmul - where did they all come from?