Quick Singles

Snappy Q&As with the players

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'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

Lydia Greenway

'Ashes win was one of the highlights of my career'

Lydia Greenway on the challenges of playing Australia in Australia, the fielders she admires, and her favourite beer

Murray Goodwin

'If I could have a super power, I'd be invisible'

Murray Goodwin reveals secrets of ageing, scoring big hundreds, and of his own anatomical extras

Andrew Hall

'All wicketkeepers say the same things'

Andrew Hall talks about being shot at, the world's best-looking sportswoman, and a cricket rule he'd change if he could

Sarah Taylor

'Sandra Bullock would play me in a film'

England's batsman-keeper on the highlight of her career, wearing hockey shin pads, and buying a house with a pool and a cinema

James Tredwell

'Once you've had a taste of playing for England, you want more'

James Tredwell on captaining England, bowling alongside Graeme Swann, and walking like a penguin

'Being honest is one of my big weaknesses'

Mohammad Hafeez chats about his leadership style, his batting form, and his love for cars

'I want to give T20 a good go'

Newly turned freelance, Simon Jones talks about the 2005 Ashes, Lord's teas, and sleeping next to a snorer

'I'd be a left-handed slogger who bowled mystery spin'

Who'd be a fast bowler if given the chance? Not Matthew Hoggard, for sure

'Put in the hard yards and you'll get rewards'

Vernon Philander stresses the importance of working on your skills, but he's not a big fan of being called the new McGrath

'Everyone tells me it's the biggest six ever'

Aiden Blizzard can claim the title of monster six-hitter and has Youtube to back him up

Niall O'Brien

'I'd like to think I chirped KP out a couple of times'

Niall O'Brien on sledging batsmen out, the biggest six he's seen, and his two first-class wickets

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