Andrew Strauss reveals how Kevin Pietersen ‘crossed the line’

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“This is not the way I wanted my England career to end”

Former England captain Andrew Strauss has finally broken his silence over the heated dispute he had with batsman Kevin Pietersen last summer during the national team’s home series against South Africa.

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Stuart Broad, it’s time you learnt a thing or two from David Warner, says David Gower

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“He is a good player and a tough individual but the best thing for him to do would be to take a leaf out of David Warner’s book and just play with it”

Former England captain David Gower believes pace bowler Stuart Broad has a chance to win the hearts of the Australian fans when the national team travel to the Land Down Under in November if he follows the lead of Australia’s opening batsman David Warner.

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Alastair Cook demands apology over Hot Spot cheating claims

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The England players have come under fire for their behaviour after retaining the Ashes

England captain Alastair Cook had demanded an apology from Australian broadcaster Channel Nine after they said that the England batsmen were trying to cheat the Hot Spot technology by putting silicon tape around the edges of their bats.

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Rotation policy will not exist during Ashes, says James Sutherland

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Sutherland has assured all Australian fans that the rotation policy will cease to exist during the Ashes

Cricket Australia’s rotation policy has been controversial since day one as the board continues to search for ways to protect their pace bowlers from falling victim to career-threatening injuries, but Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland has looked to calm fears by stating that none of the baggy greens’ quick bowlers will be rotated during the upcoming Ashes series.

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The days of aggressive fields in Test cricket has long gone, says Mahendra Singh Dhoni

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Dhoni believes a wicket is more likely to fall is fielders are placed on the boundaries

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni believes that the use of aggressive fields during Test matches has long gone since players have become a lot more attacking in their approach and mentality, while the pitches nowadays are also much livelier than they used to be during the golden era of Test cricket.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: It’s too early to start over-hyping Joe Root’s success, says Andy Flower

Root became an overnight hero after his stellar innings against India

England Test coach Andy Flower has warned the cricketing community not to over-hype the early success of Joe Root after there were increasing calls for the 22-year-old to start opening alongside captain Alastair Cook in Test matches and also mounting speculation over which member of the batting line-up he will replace for the upcoming Champions Trophy in June.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Gautam Gambhir will constantly need the support of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, says Wasim Akram

Akram believes Dhoni’s support will be crucial in helping Gambhir rekindle his form and confidence

Former Pakistan pace bowler Wasim Akram has called on India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni to continue supporting opening batsman Gautam Gambhir after he was ousted from the team for their ongoing four-Test series against Australia.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: ‘By no means am I done’, says Zaheer Khan

Khan refuses to believe his career has come to an end

While some cricket pundits and former players feel that India pace bowler Zaheer Khan has reached the end of his career, the seamer believes otherwise, stating that “by no means am I done” and added that he can still play for “another 3-4 years” before he even considers retiring.

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