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Snappy Q&As with the players

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James Taylor

'Life's too short to be too tall'

James Taylor talks about riding horses, smashing an unbeaten 220 when he was 15, and captaining England Lions

Sam Whiteman

'I get kicked out of the nets quickly when I try to bowl'

Western Australia wicketkeeper Sam Whiteman chats about his rise in the domestic ranks, his slowest team-mate, and dinner with Jennifer Aniston

'The media has every right to call us chokers'

Herschelle Gibbs on the infamous tag, the 438 match, playing golf with Viv, Tiger and Ronaldo, and his football World Cup predictions

Daniel Christian

'Scoring a hundred is better than taking a five-for'

Daniel Christian talks about his hat-trick at the MCG, the toughest bowlers he has faced, and the first player he would choose in a World T20 XI

Ramnaresh Sarwan

'I used to be the messiest player in the West Indies dressing room'

Ramnaresh Sarwan talks about scoring six fours in a Test over, struggling to find a helmet that fit, and lessons from watching Brian Lara

'Standing up to quick seamers can be daunting'

Steven Davies on the pain of keeping to Stuart Meaker, rainy days in the Surrey dressing room, and who'd play him in a movie

Doug Bollinger

'The best thing about being a fast bowler is, you can hit people'

Doug Bollinger on hating his nickname, autographing underwear, and the ground that does the best teas

'If I see something wrong I cannot keep my mouth shut'

Nepal captain Paras Khadka isn't diplomatic, cries while watching movies, and supports Liverpool in football

Rob Key

'If I wasn't a cricketer I would trade in the derivatives market'

Rob Key on his 221 at Lord's, the best thing about Canterbury, and advice he'd give his 18-year-old self

Michael Klinger

'I still hope to play ODIs for Australia'

Australian batsman Michael Klinger on being stranded on 99, facing Shoaib Akhtar, and nightlife in Bristol

Chris Read

'The worst thing about being a keeper is stinky hands'

Chris Read talks about how unprepared he was for Test cricket, lessons from Stephen Fleming, and that slower ball from Chris Cairns

'I love to take batsmen on'

Wahab Riaz, the Pakistan left-arm quick, on the pain of missing out on a ten-for, and his love for numbers and batting

Rikki Clarke

'I was a bit too young when I was picked for England'

Rikki Clarke talks about maturing as a cricketer, fielding at slip, and whether he'd fight ducks or horses

Ian Butler

'I played Tests too early'

Ian Butler talks about his highs and lows, the thrill of playing at Otago, and the biggest dressing-room joker he's seen

Sam Robson

'I'm fun, friendly and easy-going'

England hopeful Sam Robson talks about being an Australian in England, being compared to Athers, and more

William Porterfield

'Test status will be massive for cricket in Ireland'

William Porterfield talks leadership, his first match for his country, and the super power he wants

Dirk Nannes

'I never wanted to be a cricketer'

Dirk Nannes likes messing about in the snow, can't speak Japanese or Dutch, and once saw Brad Hodge throw a shoe to delay a game

Nick Compton

'I feel like I'm approaching my peak now'

Nick Compton talks about stepping out of his grandfather's shadow and sharing an honour with a batsman he looks up to

Sean Ervine

'It all fell apart when we were going places'

Sean Ervine talks about his decision to leave Zimbabwe, growing up in a sporting family, and the ferocity of a Shaun Tait bouncer

Shaun Tait

'You can either bowl quick or you can't'

Shaun Tait likes to keep an eye on the speed gun, makes no-bouncer pacts with other fast bowlers, and loves him some TV

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