Ed Cowan

Top-order batsman with Tasmania and Australia


How I broke my game and then fixed it again
How I broke my game and then fixed it again

In this day and age of batting coaches and mentors, there is much to be said for driving self-improvement oneself

What does good team culture consist of?
What does good team culture consist of?

Team spirit is defined not by words but by deeds, although these might not be obvious. And the advent of the T20 mercenary has complicated things somewhat

 A real test? Not in your backyard
A real test? Not in your backyard

Playing Test cricket overseas is the greatest examination of skill a cricketer must pass. Despite the increasing uniformity of the touring experience, playing abroad hasn't really got easier

When cricket is like being in love
When cricket is like being in love

The heady feeling of playing in a Test match, which can lay bare your every emotion, is in some ways similar to the early days of a blooming romance

What's so great about a batting average?
What's so great about a batting average?

Runs, averages and wickets hardly tell the story of a player, a match or a career. We need more meaningful statistics in cricket

Facing the fastest gun in the west
Facing the fastest gun in the west

A top-order batsman deconstructs the all-too-brief contest

Why Australia needs spicy pitches
Why Australia needs spicy pitches

There has been comment about result wickets in Shield cricket, but those aren't as bad as they're being made out to be

Is cricket the black dog of the sporting kennel?
Is cricket the black dog of the sporting kennel?

Are cricketers more pre-disposed to depression than the average man in the street?

The skewed realities of the Big Bash League
The skewed realities of the Big Bash League

Test aspirants have been left facing pay cuts, while those with prodigious Twenty20 skills look forward to getting big money for little work