All Out Cricket Issue 153

All Out Cricket Issue 153

In this month’s issue of All Out Cricket – out on June 1 – we look forward to the ICC Champions Trophy with a definitive tournament preview and exclusive interviews with a host of the star names on show.

Could this be England’s year? Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid, two close friends bonded by their craft and background, will have a big role to play if it is. They speak to Phil Walker for our cover story. Elsewhere, David Warner tells us that he’s not the man he used to be and reveals what has changed him, Sri Lanka’s Kusal Mendis says he wants to be the best batsman in the world and Imran Tahir talks us through his rollercoaster career.

We also speak to Tammy Beaumont and Lauren Winfield, England’s dynamic opening pair, about their uni days and World Cup dreams, and pick out cricket’s 10 most notorious politicians.

The magazine is out on Thursday June 1. You can find it in WHSmith, Asda, Nisa, One Stop, McColl’s or Spar, or you can buy it direct from us here.

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Here are some highlights from our latest issue…

“Whenever I was at training and someone said something negative I would reiterate three positive things about them. People were like, ‘Who is this bloke? What the hell is going on here?”
David Warner on how the power of positive thinking has made him a changed man, on and off the field

David Warner goes 'Under The Lid' in our latest issue
David Warner goes ‘Under The Lid’ in our latest issue

“Eventually I just said, ‘Forget everything. Forget this technical bollocks. Just run in and bowl as fast as you can.’”
England’s Mark Wood is on the comeback trail, and hoping to help England win the Champions Trophy while staying injury-free

Can England finally win a global 50-over trophy?
Can England finally win a global 50-over trophy?

“I believe we are the favourites, and if we keep playing the way we are then I believe we’ll do something special.”
Imran Tahir on being the world No.1 bowler, and being part of the world No.1 team

“Within the next few years I want to be the best Test cricketer in the world and then I want to reach 10,000 runs.”
Kusal Mendis, Sri Lankan batting prodigy, on emulating his heroes Sangakkara and Jayawardena

“My housemates were triathletes so they’d be getting up early for a swim or a run or something and there would just be a mass of cricketers on our floor.”
Lauren Winfield and Tammy Beaumont tell us about the roots of their opening partnership

Tammy and Lauren: hoping to take home the World Cup, and have fun doing it
Tammy and Lauren: hoping to take home the World Cup, and have fun doing it

“You never invite one of us out, it’s always both. If we go out for food, I’m like ‘Rash’s coming too’.”
Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid, role models on the pitch, and inseparable off it

Mo and Rash - role models
Mo and Rash: role models

“There is nothing that my disability puts in my way that I haven’t been able to overcome on a cricket pitch.”
AOC talks to England Physical Disability skipper Iain Nairn as we attend a training session, and finds something quite special is building

There's a big year ahead for England disability cricket
There’s a big year ahead for England disability cricket

“Me and Ed looked at each other and said: ‘What the hell? He’s got fifty!’”
Niall O’Brien describes what it was like seeing his brother get one over on the English with one of the all-time great World Cup innings

“I’d only been bowling seam for 18 months – if that – when I got an England call-up. Crazy really, looking back on it.”
In ‘The Definitive’, allrounder Craig White discusses his career highlights

“When Jimmy Cook was dismissed for a first-ball duck, it was as though freedom itself had been obtained.”
Firdose Moonda remembers wanting South Africa to lose as a child in ‘My Golden Summer’

“I remember Mike Smith from Middlesex saying: ‘Well, we’ve come up for another good hiding’”
Paul Edwards finds out how Lancashire managed to become early masters of the one-day format in ‘County Dynasties’

“I think I’m better off my legs than almost anyone else, so why not bring that into the game earlier on?”
In our ‘Performance’ section, Essex batsman Tom Westley demonstrates how to get the most out of your technique

“If you’re coming down the track to the spinners try and keep your feet close together because if you come down with big paces then good bowlers can see that very quickly you’ll be off balance when you play the shot.”
In the second of a two-part series, ECB lead batting coach Graham Thorpe gives some fascinating insight into how to play the turning ball

Let Thorpe teach you how to play spin
Let Thorpe teach you how to play spin

“‘You just wait, son; you bowl that length to me outdoors and it’s going out the park.’ I average one six a season.”
Making its debut, ‘Secret Diary of a Village Skipper’ gives a fascinating and amusing insight into leading a club side

“The day he hit that 200 they had been out until 5am. He came in and said, ‘Pricey, I’ll bat at No.5’. I won the toss and told him, ‘You’re opening for coming in at that ridiculous time.’”
In ‘My Clubmate’, we find out how former Aussie captain Michael Clarke worked hard and played hard while at Ramsbottom CC in 2002


AOC 153
AOC 153

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