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Sam Collins: England's handling of Anderson injury a classic mess

So James Anderson cracked a rib boxing on England’s post-season ‘bootcamp’ in Bavaria. The ECB expect him to be fit for the first Test in Brisbane, but it’s still a colossal cock-up.

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Why Steven Finn should beware the Emerging Player award: Sam Collins

Steven Finn beware – that ICC Emerging Player of the Year award that’s sitting on your mantelpiece this morning is not so much a guarantee of immortality as a dare for the fates to do their worst. When you consider … Continue reading

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The TWC interview: Simon Jones

Simon Jones was a key member of England’s Ashes winning side in 2005, but due to a succession of injuries has not played for his country since. Currently contracted to Worcestershire, Jones will not play this season due to a … Continue reading

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Sam Collins: Six Ashes observations

What can you tell from a day and a half? Not much admittedly, so I’m fully expecting these to have been proved wrong by the time you read them…. 1. Cardiff is not the easiest place for the quicker bowlers … Continue reading

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The TWC interview: Jonathan Agnew

In the latest of thewisdencricketer.com’s weekly interview feature, Sam Collins speaks to Jonathan Agnew. ‘Aggers’ was a fast-bowler who enjoyed a successful first-class career with Leicestershire and played three Tests for England. He joined the Test Match Special team in … Continue reading

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Sam Collins: Windies bowling down the right road

“The denouement came like a bolt from the clear blue Kingston skies. For three days this was a gritty arm-wrestle of a match; then, on the fourth morning, West Indies collapsed for 47, their lowest ever total. Steve Harmison, bowling … Continue reading

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