Interviews


Dean Elgar: 'In 2012, we had big, imposing guys; now you can't say boo to a goose'
Dean Elgar: 'In 2012, we had big, imposing guys; now you can't say boo to a goose'

The South Africa opener on the challenges of captaincy, working with a new coach and the changing landscape of cricket in the country

HD Ackerman: 'Afghanistan don't just want to compete against big nations, they want to beat them'
HD Ackerman: 'Afghanistan don't just want to compete against big nations, they want to beat them'

The team's batting coach talks about their focus this year, learning to build innings, and the importance of playing against top-flight teams

Ed Pollock is faster than Andre Russell but how far can he go?
Ed Pollock is faster than Andre Russell but how far can he go?

He has the top strike rate in the game but needs to play "smarter" if he is to fulfil England predictions

Keith Fletcher: 'We only had four or five Test players - the rest weren't good enough'
Keith Fletcher: 'We only had four or five Test players - the rest weren't good enough'

The former England batsman looks back on 60 years in the game, including trying times as England coach in the 1990s 

Andile Phehlukwayo: 'Allrounders bat in the hardest place; the game is always in the balance'
Andile Phehlukwayo: 'Allrounders bat in the hardest place; the game is always in the balance'

The allrounder on the risks and rewards of his role, how hard it is to hone skills in two disciplines, and South Africa imminent surge back to the top

'If I don't play for England again, I'm satisfied with the career I've had'
'If I don't play for England again, I'm satisfied with the career I've had'

Gary Ballance is only 30 and should be at his peak, but he admits to being knocked by his experience with England

Mohammad Asif: 'I shook up the world. That's what I like to think about'
Mohammad Asif: 'I shook up the world. That's what I like to think about'

Sharp of memory, not short on ego, Mohammad Asif looks back at his short, splendid career, and at Pakistan's attitudes towards fast bowling

'I don't have to be the captain to take on a leadership role for South Africa'
'I don't have to be the captain to take on a leadership role for South Africa'

David Miller on taking more responsibility, the 2023 World Cup, and working with Mark Boucher

'My coaching starts from the point of a bowler's delivery, not before the ball is bowled'
'My coaching starts from the point of a bowler's delivery, not before the ball is bowled'

Bangladesh white-ball batting coach Neil McKenzie on the importance of being in the players' corner and tailoring his approach to every batsman's mentality

'There has to be a format where the bowlers are able to challenge batters'
'There has to be a format where the bowlers are able to challenge batters'

Sachin Tendulkar talks about how ODIs are skewed in favour of batsmen, and looks back to his landmark Sharjah innings against Australia 22 years ago

'I was on the sidelines for three years, so now that I have the chance I want to take it'
'I was on the sidelines for three years, so now that I have the chance I want to take it'

Tabraiz Shamsi maps his journey from seam bowler to front-line spinner for South Africa in the limited-overs formats

'If you say English wickets don't take spin in April, I want to prove you wrong'
'If you say English wickets don't take spin in April, I want to prove you wrong'

The Essex, and former South Africa, offspinner talks about his glorious 2019 and looks ahead to his future

Dane Vilas hoping on the Hundred but content with Lancashire life
Dane Vilas hoping on the Hundred but content with Lancashire life

Former South Africa keeper discusses his decision to go Kolpak and lockdown frustrations

'If we can build by winning against big teams, the boys will find confidence'
'If we can build by winning against big teams, the boys will find confidence'

The newly minted Bangladesh ODI captain looks ahead to his plans for the team

'The chance to get back out there, we're all going to cherish that moment' - James Anderson
'The chance to get back out there, we're all going to cherish that moment' - James Anderson

Veteran seamer says that impact of coronavirus pandemic has helped him gain perspective on career

'It's not about learning to defend or attack, it's about knowing when to defend or attack'
'It's not about learning to defend or attack, it's about knowing when to defend or attack'

Afghanistan's coach, Lance Klusener, talks about the approach he takes with the side

'Haynes and Lanning's partnership against Sri Lanka changed our philosophy for the World Cup'
'Haynes and Lanning's partnership against Sri Lanka changed our philosophy for the World Cup'

Australia women's coach Matthew Mott looks back at the T20 World Cup and the moment the tide turned for his side

'KL Rahul's technique and grace is just unbelievable' - Brian Lara
'KL Rahul's technique and grace is just unbelievable' - Brian Lara

Lara on his favourite batsman, four-day Tests, and hopes from West Indies in the T20 World Cup

'Spin bowling is one of the strongest skills I've seen in the women's game' - Jacob Oram
'Spin bowling is one of the strongest skills I've seen in the women's game' - Jacob Oram

New Zealand women's bowling coach talks about the health, growth and nuances of women's cricket from his perspective

Political turmoil or not, you can't take passion for cricket away in J&K - Parvez Rasool
Political turmoil or not, you can't take passion for cricket away in J&K - Parvez Rasool

The face of J&K cricket opens up on administrative issues, young talent, cricket through strife and a standout Ranji season