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Atherton: Cook on the ropes
Atherton: Cook on the ropes Mike Atherton

Atherton: Cook on the ropes

Michael Atherton says Alastair Cook’s batting form must improve if he's to remain England's captain.

England 'shocking' Mike Atherton

England 'shocking'

England's sterile tactics and poor bowling have put them in a hapless Headingley position, says Mike Atherton.

Cutting edge Mike Atherton

Cutting edge

Dominant England must be ruthless to sink Sri Lanka in second Test, says Michael Atherton.

Fluent and firing Mike Atherton

Fluent and firing

Mike Atherton assesses the positive impacts made by Joe Root, Matt Prior and Moeen Ali on day one at Lord's.

Stand and deliver Mike Atherton

Stand and deliver

England must hit the ground running against Sri Lanka or endure a long summer, says Michael Atherton.

A bright dawn Mike Atherton

A bright dawn

England's ODI win over Sri Lanka is an ideal start to life under Peter Moores, says Michael Atherton.

Carberry or Robson? Mike Atherton

Carberry or Robson?

Nasser Hussain, Ashley Giles and Mike Atherton debate England's current best Test top six.

All about the ego Mike Atherton

All about the ego

Virat Kohli's immense self-belief guided India into the World T20 Final against Sri Lanka, says Mike Atherton.

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