Ed Smith

Former England, Kent and Middlesex batsman; writer for the New Statesman

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David Warner targets the leg-side boundary

Welcome to the era of the total batsman

T20 has produced a breed of player who with his imagination, athleticism and technical mastery proves that scoring prodigiously and fast does not have to involve massive risk-taking

Martin Crowe made an unbeaten run-a-ball 105

The torture makes the genius?

For all the perspective he gained later in life, would Martin Crowe have been the batsman he was if not for the disharmony within him?