Take them covers off
Take them covers off

Earlier entries: Intro , 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 .

Ring of Fire
Ring of Fire

Freddie Flintoff loves his music and he loves singing

Sachin puts his hand up
Sachin puts his hand up

Duncan Fletcher’s public utterances are few and far between and rarely memorable

Call the Engineer
Call the Engineer

After the hoo-ha about the booing of Sachin Tendulkar, the Wankhede crowd again came under scrutiny yesterday.

Naming ceremony
Naming ceremony

Cricketers are not known for their attention to detail

Slaying the Beast
Slaying the Beast

If you’re a bat geek (that’s as in willow rather than Bruce Wayne) you might know that Kookaburra’s bat the ‘Beast’ was recently deemed illegal by MCC, the arbiter of cricket’s Laws, because it had a graphite strip down the back of the blade.

Better Fred than read
Better Fred than read

Virgin Atlantic do their best to alleviate the fidgety tedium of a long-haul flight with some half-decent movies, some re-heated but generally top-notch comedy and a bunch of music channels to suit most tastes.

'I wish I could have batted like KP'
'I wish I could have batted like KP'

Nasser Hussain talks about turning into a batsman, fear of failure, his relationship with Duncan Fletcher and leaving at the right time

Another coach derailed
Another coach derailed

Mickey Arthur's departure as South Africa coach is confirmation of where the power lies in the dressing room. Coaches might pick the team but they certainly don't have total control or accountability for team affairs

Raging bull
Raging bull

Extreme heat can do things to people: in Sharjah in 2002 it turned Shoaib into a madman

The clown who came back
The clown who came back

Spinner, jester, all-round "Marmite personality", Graeme Swann talks about how his wings were unclipped and he returned from the county wilderness

Gilchrist walks
Gilchrist walks

An Australian giving his wicket away? At the World Cup? Truth is often stranger than fiction

Last man standing
Last man standing

Can Australia's captain rebuild an empire ravaged by age and retirement?

Beefy hits it into the confectionery stall
Beefy hits it into the confectionery stall

Botham's 149 was mostly all humpty, but one shot stood head and shoulders clear

On the campaign trail
On the campaign trail

Twenty minutes with the chairman of the board

Trial by water, trial by fire
Trial by water, trial by fire

Two English legends against two of the greatest bowlers ever

Spun out
Spun out

The cupboard is worryingly bare when it comes to replacements for Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan

Two into three won't go
Two into three won't go

Having three parallel leagues will not benefit English cricket

From hit and giggle to do or die
From hit and giggle to do or die

Why the increased focus on Twenty20 just may be good for English cricket

How good is Sidebottom?
How good is Sidebottom?

England's Roger Daltrey-lookalike seamer is in contention for the crown of the world's top fast bowler