Let me guide your attention to a handful of noteworthy interviews and blog posts:
Shane Bond elaborates on how his all-or-nothing attitude has affected his body over the years and led him to stepping down from all forms of cricket. Suhas (Paint it, Black) takes a bow. I have not witnessed many of Bond's heroic deeds, in fact I only learnt about them from the tales of the Elders. And Youtube, of course. The more I am sad about not having experienced his most explosive moments. You will be missed, mate.
Saeed Ajmal grants us detailed insight into his emotional situation in the aftermath of 'that last over', explains why Afridi picked him for the job, what went wrong during the execution, and how he is going to attack the demons of discouragement now. It is a very upsetting interview, be sure the box of tissues is in reach!
Michael Clarke is determined to retain the captaincy of the T20 team and is going to try and unearth some long-forgotten strokes from his youth to improve his strike rate. Jrod takes the opposite stance at The Wisden Cricketer, in his opinion Clarke is Australia's biggest problem, and Achettup (Short Of A Length) angrily dissects Australia's generally wrong approach to the subject of captaincy, and the leadership of Ponting and Clarke in particular. Must-read.
Craig Kieswetter got interrogated by Andrew Miller; the result is a rousing, bubbling tale of epic proportions that perfectly reflects the energetic and straightforward personality of England's latest rising star. Keepwetter admits that staying on the ground after his rocket-like take-off is hard work, he sheds light onto England's strategy in the T20 Final, looks back at his breakthrough in Bangladesh and, of course, targets the spot of Matt Prior on the upcoming trip to Australia.
Warning, young man: Kindergarten cricket is one thing, but I won't be in two minds again during the Ashes!
Steven Finn gave ECBtv an interview (4:43 mins) last week; he expresses his views about Middlesex' performance this season, about the fields in which he would like to improve and why he is focusing on county cricket first and foremost. Typical Finnish humbleness!