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For those in deep hibernation, there are plenty of winter treats in the March issue of The Cricketer

Our new star columnist Barney Ronay asks: why does Captain (Eoin) Morgan so divide opinion?

England need Mark Wood for next winter’s Ashes. Can he stay fit? We have an exclusive interview. 

"I had Cook in knots. I had him out lbw once, he got saved by DRS, I beat his bat at least 15 times where it missed off stump by a whisker, then I actually got him with the top-spinner."

Editor Simon Hughes also speaks with Ravi Ashwin, who tells us how he entangled England in his web.

It has been 10 years since the death of Bob Woolmer, and Ivo Tennant examines his legacy.

We also pay tribute to the legend who was Rachael Heyhoe Flint.

There has been so much talk about the toss in Tests; Simon Mann of TMS writes beautifully for us on the subject.

David Frith, who was lucky enough to be there, also recalls the Centenary Test at the MCG in 1977.

"If Graeme had played county or Shield cricket, as Richards did for Hampshire and South Australia, he would have scored zillions of runs."

David Gower writes a lovely piece on why Graeme Pollock is his favourite cricketer.

Options of a genius: Mike Selvey explores Virat Kohli's unique skill set.

Zafar Ansari - Cambridge graduate with a double-first in politics and sociology is England’s latest spinner. He talks us through his Test debut, Surrey's title hopes and working with Saqi.

Why I love cricket: Chris Tarrant - the anarchic radio and TV star explains why he loves the game.

Partnerships: Owner of Saracens rugby club Nigel Wray took a punt on 18-year-old Justin Langer and the Australian repaid him with 23 Test centuries.

Canterbury Tales: Kent are in focus in the County Set, and we investigate the treasure trove that is the BFI’s cricket film collection.

Who led England at Sharjah in the Rothmans Four-Nations Cup in 1985? In what would have a fabulous answer for BBC1’s Pointless, we reveal who is England’s forgotten captain…

Finally, we have a taster for this year’s Good Gear Guide in the magazine; to enjoy it in its full, 70-page glory, go to

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