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    Kumar Sangakkara – more than a cricketer

    Kumar Sangakkara never seemed possessed of the single mindedness of Sachin Tendulkar. Nor the absolute self-belief bordering on arrogance of Brian Lar...

  • Modern players rely heavily on attacking shot selection to succeed

    Defence a relic of a bygone era

    The 2015 Ashes series has ended, throwing up a number of questions. Why are home sides dominating series? Why do modern batsmen have such little patie...

  • Again and again and again... the captains pose with "the famous little urn" on a seemingly endless loop

    Why have the Ashes become so uncompetitive?

    So England won a hugely disappointing Ashes series. They say that familiarity breeds contempt and these two sides, England and Australia, look absolut...

  • Michael Clarke has led Australia with distinction and has enjoyed a decorated international career

    Michael Clarke bows out

    It is always sad to see a once great player struggling for form as Michael Clarke has done throughout this Ashes summer. His announcement, at the end ...

  • Television now sits at the heart of cricket, bringing previously unattainable insight and closeness to the game

    Technology, broadcasting and cricket

    The role of broadcasters in cricket has never been more pivotal. The debate surrounding them and their product offering has gone beyond audience engag...