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Simon Hughes: Heat is on England in Sri Lanka

The alarming tale of the Bolton footballer Fabrice Muamba who collapsed on the field against Tottenham prompts two immediate thoughts. One, the memory of a cricketing colleague of mine who suffered a number of similar heart seizures and whose premature … Continue reading

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Martin Johnson: The meerkat solution to watching England

A whitewash in the Test series, and a whitewash in the ODIs. Just what we all predicted for the winter showdown with Pakistan, and only a nitpicker or a pedant would be churlish enough to point out that the hacks … Continue reading

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John Emburey: Spinners can use DRS even more

If England have learned anything from the 3-0 defeat they suffered against Pakistan in the UAE Tests then it is that they simply must get their preparation right for the upcoming trip to Sri Lanka. I know that Graham Gooch, … Continue reading

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Tredwell given “tremendous fillip” by Flower call

James Tredwell has revealed how an end-of-summer call from Andy Flower, the England team director, helped to convince him that his Test career was not destined to be over after just a solitary appearance. Kent’s off-spinning all-rounder received the perfect … Continue reading

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Pitiful Poms and Punter: Peter Baxter

Peter Baxter’s latest podcast from Australia; Ashes talk (already!), Ponting, Symonds, plus a Ned Flanders update… nfxicricket.com listen in For more podcasts see here For more podcasts from Peter Baxter, see here

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Simon Hughes: Experience the key one-day ingredient

If you doubt the value of experience in one-day international cricket, just look at England. They depended hugely on Alastair Cook and Kevin Pietersen in their extraordinary 4-0 triumph in the one-day series. Not only had these two played a … Continue reading

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IN THE MARCH ISSUE, ON SALE NOW: On batting in the subcontinent, and how to train England’s youngsters to combat spin

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Martin Johnson: Big Bob untouchable as man of the series

It was, by anyone’s standards, a bit of a disaster, and the post mortems, inquests and soul searching would have gone on for quite some time after England’s Test series hammering by Pakistan. How awful was that? Who’s to blame? … Continue reading

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Lancaster to borrow from England cricket: Richard Gibson

Interim England rugby coach Stuart Lancaster wants to put the pride back into the national shirt by copying cricket’s respect for lineage. Lancaster has proposed the sewing of players’ individual cap numbers onto jerseys, below the red rose, in the … Continue reading

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Jade Dernbach: Twenty20 skills can help my Test ambitions

Jade Dernbach thinks yesterday’s fast bowlers had it easy in limited-overs cricket. Marshall, Holding, Lillee and the rest had batsmen hopping about, while their modern day counterparts face batsmen more equipped to deal with pace, on slower pitches. “Today every … Continue reading

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