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Alastair Cook faces throwdowns from Graham Gooch

Technique is a myth

David Hinchliffe

Coaching is no longer about correcting it. It's about helping the player find his best technique. Sometimes that means letting the players work it out for themselves

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Kevin Pietersen and Jacques Kallis during an invitational sixes tournament

Winning caption

"This is how I destrauss myself, prior to batting" (Dev Upadhyaya, Nepal)

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"Well I'm sorry Jacques, but you're the one who thought it would be funny to cover my gloves with super-glue" (Freddie, UK)

KP, South Africans and controversy: Just another day at the office. (Siddharth, India)

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Direct transfer of information from English dressing room to South African brain (Dipanjan Chowdhury, USA)

"You know what Andy Flower used to really hate? When I did this and said 'Settle, petal'." (Murad Talukdar, Australia)


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Composite: Gary Kirsten and Jonny Lee Miller

Gary Kirsten and Jonny Lee Miller

One man's an ace coach, and the other was in Trainspotting. Coach... train... get it?

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His calming influence at the top is crucial to Pakistan's cause. He's capable of turning around his form in time for the tournament. Besides, there are no viable replacements.


His batting approach is unsuited to the requirements of the modern game, and he's an even bigger liability when he is out of form. Now is the time to groom a new leader.


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Remember that pose? Andrew Flintoff celebrates his wicket

Fabulous Freddie, and the three bears

Huge sixes and great costumes at Edgbaston on T20 Finals Day

Remember that pose? Andrew Flintoff celebrates his wicket

What will we do at the World Cup?

England's poor one-day batting worries a fan

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Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne on the eve of the MCC v Rest of the World game at Lord's

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Is the inclusion of Suresh Raina in the India Test squad for Australia a good move?

  • Yes - he is in good touch in shorter formats
  • No - he doesn't have the technique for it
  • Doesn't matter - he won't get a game anyway