Brisbane’s Chris Lynn was the top ranked batsman in the Big Bash League last season.
Simply taking the most wickets or scoring the most runs doesn't make you the best player. Here's how to judge players based on how much they contribute to winning.
Elite batsmen seem to be playing their natural game, but are constantly adapting to the conditions and the opposition bowlers.
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In the second of a three-part series, we look at how batsmen make split-second decisions and cope with the mental demands of Test cricket.
The ability to perform and make good decisions under pressure actually comes from practice and experience, not innate talent.
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Ever wondered how cricket captains make all the decisions they need to make in a test match? In the first of a three-part series, we look at what goes through a captain's mind on the pitch.
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England's cricket team is expected to lose the series against aggressive Australian opposition. But they might just defy expectations.
The business of sport in South Africa is coming under the focus of the Competition Commission on concerns that some practices may be uncompetitive.
Both James Sutherland and Alistair Nicholson faced criticism for their handling of cricket’s pay dispute.
Lack of trust between Australia's cricketers and the game's governing body delayed negotiations in their protracted pay dispute. This relationship will need to be rebuilt in the coming months.
England’s Lucy Bronze (right) and Spain’s Leila Ouahabi (left) battle for the ball during the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017.
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The reality of life as a female sports star.
Big hitter: England’s Tammy Beaumont.
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And they are attracting record crowds: Lord's is a sellout for England vs India in the World Cup Final.
The Australian cricketers’ refusal to work is a potent form of player power, however the potential benefits may be illusory.
Professional sports is bucking major trends in industrial relations, such as a marked decline in both union membership and industrial disputes over recent decades.
Trinidad’s semi-professional cricket, long a feeder for Caribbean cricketers to play broad, has lost of its lustre.
Once a sport associated with anti-colonialism, cricket in the Caribbean has become a career path for young men with dreams of wealth and glamour.
Cricket Australia has been unable to broker a new pay deal with the Australian Cricketer’s Association.
Business Briefing: following the money in cricket.
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Rather than just admiring a good hit or delivery, there’s another way to analyse what’s happening on a cricket pitch. Cricket players are actually business people, in the sense that they’re weighing up…
2016’s First Class match between Oxford MCCU and Worcestershire.
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An opportunity to study and play at the same time.
Leading Australian cricketers have indicated they may boycott forthcoming tournaments if no pay deal is reached.
Cricket has experienced its fair share of industrial drama over the years – and the 2017 dispute looks like a re-run of a brawl that enveloped the sport in Australia 20 years ago.
Lennon in action.
Help with psychological issues for elite performers is not about reacting when problems bubble to the surface.
Perth Scorchers Sam Whitman at the Big Bash League T20 Grand Final match against the Sydney Sixers this year.
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Negotiations for the new media rights for cricket in Australia could see a change in how we watch games, and even be linked to a drop in people actually playing the game.
Northamptonshire Steelbacks’ Alex Wakley bats during the final of the T20 Blast in 2016.
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Is the 20-over format a friend or foe for English cricket?
South Africa’s Temba Bavuma celebrates his century against England in Cape Town, South Africa.
South Africa's cricket is on the rise again, now represented by players of all the country's races. One of them is Temba Bavuma. His first test century in 2015 knocked a few perceptions for a six.
Tennis player Andy Murray employs former great Ivan Lendl as his coach.
Just because you were good at sport does not mean you can coach without furthering your qualifications and experiences.
Is Nick Kyrgios too difficult – and different – to become an Australian hero?
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Examining our sporting heroes reveals much about ideas of national identity and who is accepted.
Rahcael Heyhoe-Flint leading the England women’s cricket team out against Australia at Lords in 1976.
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The former England captain was a towering figure in sport, but her mission to reduce inequality in cricket remains unfinished.