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Is Alex Hales England’s Best Ever ODI Opener?

Ask 100 people who they think England’s best ever opener has been in one day cricket and there’s a good chance you’ll hear the names Marcus Trescothick, Graham Gooch, Andrew Strauss and Nick Knight.

Another Warwickshire man, Ian Bell, will likely get some support too – and all are worthy of mention, absolutely, but England’s finest opener in limited overs cricket might well be starring us in the face: Alexander Daniel Hales

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One Stump Short Podcast: Episode 13

Writer and broadcaster Adam Collins (@CollinsAdam) of ABC Grandstand, ESPN Cricinfo, Wisden Almanack and more joins me to discuss the contractual stalemate between Cricket Australia and its players.

We also discuss the upcoming Women’s World Cup, Dale Steyn’s absence from South Africa’s tour of England this summer and the retirements of Pakistani stars Misbah-Ul-Haq and Younis Khan.

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NOTE: Sorry about the slight sound issues on my end…

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Want to get in touch? You can email us at onestumpshort@gmail.com or find me on Twitter: @RobMcGregor35.

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One Stump Short Podcast: Episode 12

Writer and broadcaster Vithushan Ehantharajah (@Vitu_E) of the Freelance Cricket Club Podcast, ESPN Cricinfo and The Guardian is my guest on the latest episode of the One Stump Short Podcast!

We discuss the results of this week’s key vote, which gave the ECB the green light to move ahead with a new city based T20 competition, Zafar Ansari’s decision to retire at just 25-years-old and the Royal London One Day Cup.

There’s also an attempt to dissect what looks set to be a highly competitive Champions Trophy tournament!

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You can also subscribe to the One Stump Short Podcast on iTunes

Want to get in touch? You can email us at onestumpshort@gmail.com or find me on Twitter: @RobMcGregor35.

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One Stump Short Podcast: Episode 10

ESPN Cricinfo’s George Dobell joins me on a brand new episode of the One Stump Short Podcast to discuss the ICC’s decision to shelve the proposed two-tier Test system.

We also discuss the future of Twenty20 cricket in England, media coverage and offer a little praise to a County Championship season which is set to go down to the wire

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You can also subscribe to the One Stump Short Podcast on iTunes

Want to get in touch? You can email us at onestumpshort@gmail.com or find Rob on Twitter @RobMcGregor35.

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The One Stump Short Winter Tour Squad

The annual debate – who should England take on tour?

It’s perfect ‘down the pub’ fodder. An easy conversation to start along the boundary during, well, any game of cricket – club or county – with talk of wicket types, weather conditions and whimsical fantasy selections that include the latest youngster to burst on the scene.

But actually thinking about it and naming a 16-man touring party, not quite so easy. Some selections are obvious, but there are always a few that are subjective.

With trips to Bangladesh and India looming, All Out Cricket challenged arm chair pundits everywhere to name their squad, and so here we are:

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