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Freelance writer, author of The Spirit of Cricket
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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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    'Bloody hell, I must be old'

Quick Singles: Ravi Bopara on being awarded a benefit year by Essex, his autographing ethics, and putting up with Trott's velcro-heavy superstitions

    Anderson, Broad, and their Aussie battles

Numbers Game: With the red Dukes ball, Stuart Broad has a much better record than James Anderson against Australia

    Dhoni and Kohli: a clash of ideologies?

Sidharth Monga: The philosophies of India's two captains could not be more different. That makes for a tricky situation, which the administrators must handle well

    The Ashes I remember

Mark Nicholas: The '70s was a fine time for a kid captivated by England-Australia Tests

The anomaly that is Yasir Shah

Hassan Cheema: His success does not reflect the bigger picture of legspin in Pakistan, but the team will be hoping he remains the exception for a long time

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A squad without pace, keepers, or future planning

Five questions for the selectors who picked the second-string squad for the tour of Zimbabwe

Highest totals without a century, and dream ODI debuts

Also: the most team changes made by a country in successive one-day internationals, and highest individual Test scores in the second innings

Johnson back to intimidate with word and deed

At the age of 33, Johnson does not expect to be back for another Ashes campaign and, since being forced to miss last year's World Twenty20 with a toe injury, he has played every game as if it is his last

'If you play your game, you are fearless' - Vijay

M Vijay opens up about surfing, his unimpressive record in ODIs and the chance to improve on that, and about learning to express himself more freely

The kid who was competition to Bradman

The player who many thought was a better batsman than the greatest of them all

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