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View From the Middle: Potentially, in the future, you're going to get two styles of cricketers
A feckless age? Six of the 17 longest Test innings have been played this century
From swirls of colour to geometric metal patterns, Trish Lorenz unrolls the latest wallpaper trends
So much for the idea that fast bowling would dominate. Spectators arrived here expecting fireworks from Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel, but they were treated instead to the steady glow of an Alastair Cook hundred, his 20th in Tests.
Batting coach insists players are still 'best in England' and that Strauss has full backing
View From The Middle: Dubai was a reminder to us all that we're going to have to work very hard to win Tests
England 269-9 dec Pakistan Cricket Board XI 23-0
The Oval is the place to be, it would appear, if you want to see a Test team hit rock bottom. England managed it 12 years ago when losing to New Zealand and, for a couple of hours yesterday, India's attack set a new low in terms of scraping the barrel.
Ian Bell once again repaid the faith of England's selectors with a deeply impressive hundred against Australia A at the Bellerive Oval today.
Broad stakes claim to move back up order for Ashes this winter
Near-death experience has left Adebayor with sense of perspective about struggle to find favour at City
In the days when Kevin Pietersen was on top of the world, there was mild concern about a tendency to recklessness. How gratifying it would be to revisit that particular worry.