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Home from Home: Preview of Pakistan v England in the UAE

“The batting is much less prone to collapse than it was in England. Misbah himself has scored heavily since he took over, averaging more than 80. He is vital to their chances.” Pakistan captain, Misbah Ul-Haq, is singled out by … Continue reading

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Woakes extends his Warwickshire contract until 2014

Warwickshire’s England one-day international bowler Chris Woakes has signed a contract extension that will keep him at Edgbaston until the end of the 2014 season. Woakes’s existing contract runs out next September but Warwickshire have moved quickly to head off … Continue reading

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Simon Hughes: It’s been a good year for the bowlers

It has been a good year for bowlers. In Test cricket the fast men have been taking their wickets more cheaply than in the past few seasons, and despite the retirement of those two great wicket-thiefs of the last decade … Continue reading

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England’s Year in Review

“It might seem a trivial affectation but it was a symbol of togetherness, an indication that this England were comfortable in each other’s company and wanted to share success, which was not always the case in the recent past.” John … Continue reading

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Basil D’Oliveira: the 1966 interview

This is the full version of John Reason’s interview with Basil D’Oliveira in 1966, which appeared in The Cricketer. An edited extract of this article is published in the January 2012 issue of the magazine to mark the death of … Continue reading

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Patel is happy to wait his turn for Test opportunity

Nottinghamshire’s Samit Patel has spoken about his disappointment at missing out on England’s forthcoming series against Pakistan – but also says he is happy to bide his time. Monty Panesar was named as the second spinner in the 16-man England squad, despite Patel’s impressive all-round … Continue reading

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Monty Panesar in England squad for Pakistan Tests

Monty Panesar has been selected as England’s second spinner for the Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. Panesar, who joins reserve wicketkeeper Steve Davies in an otherwise predictable squad of 16 has been out of favour since … Continue reading

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Thanks Kevin, but it’s time to go

“It is time to summon Kevin Pietersen, thank him for all he has done and instruct him to seek fresh pastures. It is clear that the current England team is made up of 10 men and one other.” Michael Henderson … Continue reading

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Prior looks forward to “landmark” Sussex benefit

Eleven years after making his Sussex debut, Matt Prior has been awarded a benefit by the county for 2012. The 29-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman’s appearances for his county are limited these days by England commitments. A fixture in the Test side for … Continue reading

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Jonathan Agnew: England’s No 1 challenge for 2012

As we approach 2012, and the start of a hectic twelve months for the England team early in the New Year, there is one major challenge facing Andrew Strauss and Andy Flower: to stay on top of the Test match … Continue reading

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