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Simon Hughes: The mental torment of Saeed Ajmal

The threat posed by Saeed Ajmal and his spinning assistants is, when combined with a dusty, low bouncing pitch and the Decision Review System, as big as that of the conveyor belt of tall West indies fast bowlers in the … Continue reading

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Vic Marks: Cricket in Dubai better than its backdrop

As a newcomer to Dubai it has been a surreal experience just getting to the cricket stadium in the middle of what was so recently the desert. There is still plenty of sand around, though now it swirls around all … Continue reading

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Marcus Trescothick: No excuse for not being battle-ready

England have had four months off without any serious Test cricket. And that more than anything was responsible for their poor showing against Pakistan in Dubai. You need that competitive edge at the highest level and, while you can gain … Continue reading

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England’s Test cricketers shortlisted for award

England’s Test cricketers have been shortlisted for the prestigious Laureus World Sports Awards, in the World Team of the Year category, after a successful 2011 in which they rose to No. 1 in the ICC world rankings following their 3-1 … Continue reading

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Moores puts international ambitions further on hold

Peter Moores has put his unfinished business in international cricket on the backburner for at least two more summers after concluding a new contract with Lancashire that runs until early 2014. Moores has been contacted regarding several of the international … Continue reading

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Wright demands attention with record Big Bash hundred

Luke Wright admitted he was more pleased for his Melbourne Stars’ team-mates than any personal achievement after smashing a new record score in Australia’s t20 Big Bash tournament. The Sussex all-rounder, who is fully fit again after knee trouble wrecked … Continue reading

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The Surprising History of Women’s Cricket by Julian Norridge

“Prizes ranged from a barrel of ale and a plum cake to 11 pairs of gloves and pieces of lace.” Julian Norridge discovers the joys of women’s cricket from the 18th century and the rewards of winning in January’s issue … Continue reading

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England match represents big chance for Rankin

Boyd Rankin will be out to impress England coach Andy Flower and Test captain Andrew Strauss when he lines up for the ICC Combined Associates and Affiliates XI in Dubai on Saturday January 7. The three-day match is a warm-up … Continue reading

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CMJ: Strauss must be wary of resurgent Pakistan

It would be all too easy for England, trying not to bask too indulgently in their status as officially the best Test team in the world, to slip up in either Dubai or Abu Dhabi over the next few weeks. … Continue reading

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Ian Bell outlines his New Year resolution

England batsman Ian Bell will depart for the Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates next month with the aim of establishing himself as the world’s number one Test batsman. Warwickshire’s Bell currently stands fourth in the ICC … Continue reading

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