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    Jimmy lets his hand drop away. His throat’s gone dry. Here’s his opening. “So how, like… Do you want to talk about it?”

    One breath, two, three; then the other man’s face comes back round, and just before Ali once again closes the gap between them, Jimmy spots an unguarded expression (hurt, anxiety, need) that makes his heartbeat stutter.

    “Maybe later,” Ali murmurs. “This first.” 

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    A week or so after Alastair is sacked from the ODI captaincy, he meets Jimmy at the Alexandra Palace for an evening of darts. And, obviously, other stuff. (London, December 2014)

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    Some one shots and drabbles. All chapters will be complete stories.

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    It is high time Virat Kohli grows up, and accepts the fact that he isn't 10 anymore, wishes MS Dhoni.

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    Something that happened after the final of ct2017.

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    “What are you wearing?”

    “Uh… basically the same as last night?”

    “You’re not really getting into the spirit of this.”

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    Out of form, out of ideas, your leading boyfriend bowler absent due to injury, and Kevin Pietersen chipping in from twitter: how many ways can a limited-overs tour go wrong?

    At least one more.

    (Colombo, Pallekele and Hambantota, Sri Lanka; November-December 2014)

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    Based on what Virat said in his interview for the Telegraph in Nov '16, abt how he overcame that disastrous tour of England in 2014 where he couldn't score more than 134 runs in total.

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    No one can handle a post-break up Virat Kohli, except a certain MS Dhoni.

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    With Jason in Sydney for Christmas, he needs to ensure that he makes his Christmas wishes (and presence) felt in the lead-up to December 25th.

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    Deano’s still grinning. “So, I reckon you owe our new captain a kiss or three.”

    Kagiso rolls his eyes. No-one’s ever going to let him forget that day. Faf’s infectious delight. The teasing in the presser. The whole on-field kissing thing. He finds his lips curving in a smile, but fights it, not sure where this is going.

    Deano’s patting his shoulder, clumsily. “Go on. Perfect chance to get him back, bru.”

    Kagiso realises he’s staring across the room again. He’s sure polo shirts aren’t usually that tight. He’s beginning to suspect Faf deliberately wears things that’ll show off his shoulders.

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    Mistletoe-related silliness at the South African team Christmas party, 2016, as requested by hannnnnie :)

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    He gets away for a day of shopping in between training. There’s practically nothing Steve enjoys about the shopping itself, not when he could be off with his mates or lazing by the pool, but it’s Christmas. Stuart can make fun of him as much as he wants, but he wants to do this.

    Steven Finn is bad at presents but it doesn't really matter.

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    Their first meeting since the patch up, one and a half months later.

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    It's his 28th birthday. After all they've been through, she owes him something special today.

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    ….because of course you are, not that you’d tell anybody. You really don’t know what tomorrow will bring or how you’ll react to those unknowns. It gets easier. It gets harder, too, but you’ll get to that.

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    They say that twenty-three is the year of your life, the year you most fondly remember when you're old and grey. On the cusp of twenty-three, anything's possible. Mitchell Starc & Joe Root friendship fic, quirkyrogue's brainchild.

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    Jimmy tightens his grip around the neck of the wine bottle, picturing in his head what he saw of the building from the outside, earlier. This isn’t the venue for the awards that Jimmy’s used to, the place where he invariably used to sneak off somewhere private with Fred, or someone else. But it must have a quiet corner; somewhere with a view. At least three floors up, he reckons. Let’s get hammered—

    “So is Cooky avoiding me, or you?”

    …Swanny had to spoil it, didn’t he?

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    In which, essentially, Jimmy's friends tell him he's an idiot, over and over again.

    (London, Nottingham, and Leicester, October 1st-November 4th, 2014)

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    England Captain Alastair Cook has to carry out the huge responsibity of taking care of his team while the coaches are away on holiday but things don't go to plan.

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    England Captain Alastair Cook has to carry out the huge responsibity of taking care of his team while the coaches are away on holiday but things don't go to plan.

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    “Oh, really.” Jimmy draws himself up. “That’s how you want to play this?”

    Ali shrugs. His eyes are bright. “Winning too easily… bit boring, you know.”

    Jimmy grins. “Bring it on, masterchef.”

    And this, in a nutshell, is how they end up having a food fight in the kitchens at Lord’s.

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    A charity dinner at Lord's offers Jimmy and Alastair chance to cut loose a little after the stresses of the summer season. But Jimmy knows they need to keep a lid on things around Broady - and Alastair's just trying to keep a lid on his feelings.

    Chance to Dine, Lord's, 17th-18th September 2014.

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    There’s a knock at the door and they both, simultaneously, swear, then laugh.

    “Ignore it?” says Jimmy, although he already knows what the answer will be.

    Ali sighs. “Can’t.” He plants a quick peck on Jimmy’s forehead. “Captaining to do.”

    With that, Ali’s dragging his shirt back on and heading for the door, while Jimmy sets about making himself look less at home on Ali’s bed.

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    Victory in the Test series against India might have saved Alastair's captaincy in the red-ball game, but the ODI series against the same opposition is a whole new challenge - especially when an old friend can't resist sticking his oar in. With the pressures of the past few months coming back in force, Alastair might have reason to wish that things with Jimmy really were simple. (Bristol, 24th-25th August, 2014.)

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    All's fair in love and war. And this was war (or something).

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