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The best Test grounds in the world

IN THE MAY ISSUE, ON SALE FROM FRIDAY 20 APRIL We ask 41 of the most seasoned travellers in the game

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Kumar Sangakkara: ‘Test cricket is where your name is made’

Given the prestige attached to World Cup victories, does Test cricket need a World Test championship tomaintain its pre-eminence? I was all in favour of starting that concept as soon as possible, even though putting it back [to 2017] has … Continue reading

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Saving Test Cricket

IN THE MARCH ISSUE, ON SALE NOW: What’s to be done about the game’s oldest format? Kumar Sangakkara, Kapil Dev and Chris Gayle have the answers

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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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Predictions for 2012 by Benj Moorehead

“Jonny Bairstow: How I made 41 not out from 21 balls against India in a T20.” Benj Moorehead predicts 2012 to have an influx of autobiographies, among other things, in January’s Issue of The Cricketer. Subscribe here.

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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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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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Mark Nicholas: How to solve a problem like Ricky Ponting

“There is no doubt this proud man’s commitment to the cause of Australian cricket or his loyalty to a new leader. He is a man of truth with a new record that brooks no argument. But what is there left … Continue reading

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My Favourite Cricketer: Wasim Akram by Daniel Brigham

“Attempts to interrupt playground games of Ghostbusters and Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles to initiate conversations about Wasim’s 7-for at Wellington (God bless Ceefax) were futile; friends knew and wanted to hear about Goochy, Tuffers and Ramps.” Daniel Brigham discusses his … Continue reading

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Basil D’Oliveira: A Symbol of Strength and Hope

“He was a living example that apartheid, based on notions of innate superiority, was wrong. Given opportunities, there would be many Basils.” Ashwin Desai describes the inspirational life and career of Basil D’Oliveira in January’s Issue of The Cricketer. Subscribe … Continue reading

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