The World Cup runneth over
The modern English cricketer is generally quite an abstemious sort. However, the football World Cup appears to provide a reason to indulge.

But there are degrees of indulgence.

That still means a lot of liquid though. Surely there are consequences.

The job description

The retirement
It's traditional to congratulate a retiring player on their wonderful career.

It's less common to congratulate them on the actual retirement itself.

The pastime

The bully
David Warner's had it in for Nathan Lyon this week. A whole series of photographs of the spinner has been published, generally accompanied by mocking comment regarding his physique.

What was the motivation for this abuse? Perhaps this.

But it can't go on forever, can it?

The complex character
But Warner's also got a softer side.

Some might even say an embarrassingly soft side. Wind beneath my wings? Really?

The one-upmanship
Coaches are always so supportive of their players.

The definition

Because "long" does not mean "eternal".

The pedant
Alex Hales, however, is a man after my own heart.

You tell 'em, Alex.

The busy man
A large part of being a professional sportsman involves ensuring you get sufficient rest and good nutrition.

Life with Kemar Roach
Kemar's full of instructions for us this week.

Letting go.

We won't.

This one's harder to obey. Strive to do what? Perhaps we're to work and fight to strive to fight for the right to work.

Life with Chris Gayle
Such a broad span of emotions…

What's your philosophy?

But how do you ensure practice is perfect? Do you have to practice?

Nando's Watch
Honestly, they're all turning against the place.

Jetlag Watch
Somewhere in the world, there is always a cricketer complaining about jetlag.

Alex Bowden blogs at King Cricket