Michael Atherton

The secrets of ball-tampering: Hell for leather

The secrets of ball-tampering: Hell for leather

Loosen the laws, take morality and hypocrisy out of the equation read more

"Do it your way" - Hussain's advice for Root
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  • Feb 13, 2017

Atherton warns latest England Test captain of new demands, Gower wants Root to follow Kohli's example read more

Let Amir move on with his life: Atherton
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  • Jul 7, 2016

Former England skipper says returning Pakistani paceman deserves a second chance read more

Cricket games: The stuff of life

In December 1972, when Owzat! came home, any chance the writer had of a proper career went up in smoke

The press and players: Lament for a lost world

Young cricketers don't need media training, their time could be better spent being trained to bat, bowl and field

Atherton’s dirt, Tendulkar’s nails and Afridi’s bite

Ball-tampering, in its various shapes and forms, has triggered indignation, infuriation and occasionally, hilarity

“They put all fielders on the line after my 50”

No domestic triples for Sehwag, Bumble's autocorrect fail, and Ravindra Jadeja’s wondering what’s next

10 voices that lend cricket its charm, from Benaud to Boycott

The game would have tended towards tedium if Greig, Chappell & Co hadn’t provided the soundtrack

Morgan replaces Cook as ODI captain

Cook not among strongest 15 for England’s World Cup squad, say selectors

Hughes’s death reopens age-old debate
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  • Nov 27, 2014

Atherton says helmet era has emboldened batsmen to hook off the front foot, increasing risk

Gambhir, Ashwin set for Old Trafford outing

Varun Aaron could make the Indian playing XI too as Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and Pankaj Singh look likely to get the axe

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