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Play Will Resume At 1.40PM…

After an ‘extended tea break’, One Stump Short returns ahead of the new County cricket season, with Essex out to retain their title, Warwickshire and Middlesex looking to bounce back and the standard hand wringing over what to do with the limited overs game in England.

To mark our return to the crease, we’ve worked with cricket’s favourite number to produce a lovely little recap of six of the biggest stories we missed while we were eating Ginster’s pasties and complaining how cold it was:

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So Why Isn’t Adil Ideal?

There is never a better opportunity to reinforce your England credentials than when the Sky TV cameras are in attendance.

In taking 4-19 as Yorkshire beat Durham by 24 runs in the T20 Blast, Adil Rashid ensured his international credentials – or lack thereof – were firmly thrust back in to the limelight ahead of the Third Test against South Africa.

But the 29-year-old remains a divisive figure among armchair selectors – though it is not entirely clear why.

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World Cup Win Just The Start?

An England team winning the World Cup is a rare thing.

In my life time I can only think of four occasions where an England team (or any other home nation for that matter) has won a World Cup – the 2003 Rugby World Cup and, now, a third ICC Women’s World Cup.

Sunday’s victory for Heather Knight and her team was not just significant because, as a sporting nation, we so rarely get to celebrate team success of this nature, but also because of the opportunities it has now presented.

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One Stump Short Podcast: Episode 18

Cricket writer Tim Wigmore (@TimWig) joins me on the latest edition of the One Stump Short Podcast to discuss the England cricket teams current Test woes, the impact of the new ECB TV deal on players salaries and the importance of Afghanistan’s promotion to Full Member status and what it should mean for world cricket.

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How Many Chances Is Too Many?

How many chances should a player get to prove his worth at international level?

And how many chances is too many exactly?

At what point do you ‘give up’ up on someone as a Test player?

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