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“I accidentally bowled a beamer at Brad Hodge.”

“Duncan Fletcher was giving us a roasting after a World Cup defeat in 2007. I had my earphones in, although my iPod was off. Let’s just say he didn’t take that well.” Richard Gibson talks to James Anderson on his … Continue reading

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Simon Hughes: No excuse for lack of effort

It has been quite illuminating watching the England and Indian teams warm up this summer. England have a strict routine. After doing their own batting practice beforehand they all assemble at 10.15 for a briefing. Five minutes later a sequence … Continue reading

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Cricket needs full substitutes: John Stern

I bumped into Gary Pratt on Monday. He was captaining Cumberland in the Minor Counties Championship in Hertfordshire. A few weeks earlier on the same picturesque club ground Scott Elstone had played for Nottinghamshire 2nd XI against Unicorns A (they … Continue reading

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Are India really up for this fight? John Stern

So Zimbabwe are back in the Test arena which, despite all the concerns and the caveats, feels like progress. Zimbabwe v Bangladesh feels like a proper contest rather than an embarrassing mismatch though given that Zim haven’t played a Test … Continue reading

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India are lost and ill-prepared: Dileep Premachandran

Even after achieving the No.1 ranking, India have endured a few beatings. South Africa handed out two in 2010, first in Nagpur and then at Centurion. But you have to go back a very long time, to the disastrous Australia … Continue reading

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Vic Marks: problems for Fletcher on evidence of Lord’s

The 2000th Test was one of the better ones. Pink balls and floodlights, both of which find favour with the MCC, may have their place in the renaissance of Test cricket, but not in England. Where else in the world … Continue reading

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Flower, Fletcher and a remarkable century: Richard Gibson

England’s second Test series of the summer against India will provide a fascinating off-field duel between coaches Andy Flower and Duncan Fletcher. No one will be more interested in it, however, than Steve James, who is writing a book on … Continue reading

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IPL chat and Yorkshire tweets

England’s stellar Ashes cast might find that good things do indeed come to those that wait, with their names likely to be among the most coveted in the auction for the fourth season of the Indian Premier League. Twelve months … Continue reading

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Lawrence Booth: England must re-evaluate how they innovate

Less than a year ago, in a rare interview with Duncan Fletcher for The Guardian and with the Indian Premier League in full swing, I asked whether he thought twenty20 cricket was proper cricket. “All cricket is proper cricket,” he … Continue reading

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The Weekend Read: Duncan Fletcher – Behind The Shades

Every Friday we’ll be picking a classic cricket book that has been reviewed in TWC to help you pass the weekend. Make your recommendations in the comments below. What is it? Behind The Shades by Duncan Fletcher (Simon & Schuster, … Continue reading

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