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Snappy Q&As with the players

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'Around famous people, I get squealy like a teenage girl'

New Zealand allrounder Sophie Devine on what she'd say to Roger Federer, and being a neat freak among messy team-mates

'Bloody hell, I must be old'

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

'If you give up hope you should give up playing'

Australian seamer Clint McKay on his cricket and surfing ambitions, James Faulkner's fashion sense, and Rob Quiney's lack thereof

'I have unfinished business'

South African bowler Rory Kleinveldt on his dream slip cordon, favourite cricketing destination, and must-have hotel-room amenity

'If I wrote a book I'd call it Mind the Windows'

Tino Best talks about banter with Flintoff, wild celebrations, and why his Test-highest 95 is not his No. 1 achievement

'I've been a bit of a T20 pioneer'

Brad Hodge on the difficulty of sledging opponents you're friends with, being an old-timer, and losing his pants on the field

'I'd love to have been Brian Lara'

South African batsman Colin Ingram on his international career, fishing as a sport, and why he's called Mop and Bozie

'I'm square, hairy, soft'

South Africa's Richard Levi talks about batting with Sachin Tendulkar, and ranks himself on dressing-room messiness

'I'd get rid of warm-ups in cricket'

Samit Patel on better cheerleaders and other ways to improve the game

'I want to be in the game, pass on what I know to others'

Graham Onions picks the best beard in cricket, talks about his nine-for, and tells us who county cricket's biggest softie is

'I'd like to have faced the West Indies quicks'

Northamptonshire allrounder David Willey picks his ideal partner for a jungle expedition, and talks about his famous dad

'Everyone stares at you when you're 6ft 8in'

Boyd Rankin talks about giants, playing for the enemy, and being mentored by Allan Donald

'I'd happily play for West Indies'

Warwickshire's Keith Barker on his football career, his badminton skills, and the advice he'd give his 12-year-old self

'I'm 31 but I feel 51 and look like 61'

Netherlands captain Peter Borren on his fictitious nicknames, speaking three-quarters Dutch, beating England twice, and how he scares his neighbours

'My dream is to win the World Cup for New Zealand'

Neil Wagner on being 12th man for South Africa, moving to New Zealand, his baseball namesake, and who he'd least like to be stuck in a lift with

'I am incredibly messy in the changing room'

Ed Cowan recounts being dragged out of the bar to field as a substitute in a Test, picks his best pub quiz team, and lists his various nicknames

'I felt I didn't improve and push on as much as I should have'

Hamish Marshall on his New Zealand career, playing backyard cricket with his twin, and how he likes his steak

'If I were a fruit, I'd be an orange'

Jonny Bairstow talks red hair, team-mates to avoid while batting, and what to see in Yorkshire

'I've been called Shirley Temple, Leo Sayer, Coco the Clown'

Ryan Sidebottom on crowd sledging, being a headless chicken, the messiest team-mates, and more

James Franklin

'It's scary to think I actually have a Test hat-trick'

New Zealand allrounder James Franklin remembers all his stats, and likes to take his five-year-old to watch football and rugby

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