It seems so long ago now, but in the print media age the crispest insights we gained into the mindset of sportspeople often came via the humble magazine Q&A.
For Gareth Batty the wait for another Test wicket (his 12th) lasted 11 years.
Joe Root is vice-captain, senior batsman and still looks as if he has only just received his A-level results. But they all look up to him now. And he has long since started to sound like a veteran.
BT Sport has announced the addition of Michael Vaughan and Kevin Pietersen to their punditry team for the Australia v South Africa Test series next month. The two former England Test captains are joined by Graeme Swann, the former Australia captain Ricky Ponting, the BBC commentator Alison Mitchell and Radio 1’s Greg James as the anchor.
There was nothing that could have been done to save Phillip Hughes after he was hit in the neck by a ball as he batted in a Sheffield Shield match two years ago, a coronial inquest into his death has heard.
The man in the Hampshire tie in the Robin Smith Bar had a quizzical air about him. “The thing is,” he confided in subdued tones, as if addressing his physician, “I have never seen Ben Stokes bat. So I want to see him do well, but not too well, if you get my drift.”
The England and Wales Cricket Board’s hopes of sending two full-strength squads for the month-long trip to Bangladesh at the end of September have received a boost by the news that the Test captain, Alastair Cook, has confirmed his place on tour.
Yorkshire's star man guides England to a 2-0 lead.
Rain set to interrupt First Test against an inexperienced Sri Lanka.
For the second week running at England nets a bowl-off was held, with Jake Ball and Chris Woakes both steaming in at Durham’s blustery Riverside ground hoping to catch the eye of both captain and head coach before Friday’s second Test with Sri Lanka.
Fifty-four overs and no result was the gloomy outcome of another Bristol one‑day international.
Naveenan Thanendra brings you his in depth preview of the IPL as the Kolkata Knight Riders look to retain their title.
Will the 2016 T20 World Cup Final be pitch perfect?
Does the India captain belong among the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting and Steve Waugh when his career comes to an end?
A round up of the latest news stories from across the world of sport.
Root scores another brilliant 100 making his Sports Personality of the Year omission seem even more bizarre.
England finally manage style and substance in their ODI series win
Alastair Cook has described the series defeat in India – one that was completed with a Test to spare by a crushing loss in Mumbai – as the type of result that “naturally” leads him to question his future as England captain but he will not be making any decisions until the new year.
England are bad at endings. The last Englishman to win his final series as captain was Keith Fletcher, who led his side to victory over Sri Lanka in a one‑off Test in Colombo and was promptly sacked by Peter May.