Ian Bell – ink him in at three

We’d planned to write something about how Ian Bell supplied the padding in the ‘meal’ of an England innings – the bulk that everyone takes for granted, without really paying any attention to it. Slightly dull, but integral to the construction of the meal. There were going to be lots

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Rahul Dravid’s cool destruction

Some observers seemed surprised by Rahul Dravid‘s innings of 92 off 63 balls as India won the second one-day international yesterday. Why? Dravid’s more than capable of doing this. People get blinded by his careful approach to Test cricket, but he only plays like that because he thinks that’s the

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