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While commending the ICC's recent drive against bowlers with suspect actions, Malcolm Knox, writing in the Sydney Morning Herald, says it will be really big news when a bowler from one of cricket's big three nations is reported.
What would be even bigger news is when the law comes down on a bowler from Australia, England or India. Of those so far caught in the ICC's crackdown, all belong to the nations now designated "second-tier". The big test will come when a bowler with a suspect action plays for one of the big three.
Where cricket has failed on chucking in the past, it hasn't been due to cricketing matters. It's been when politics and power have oozed in to overrule and bully those who are meant to enforce the laws. The ICC seems to be on the right course, finally, but so far it has only gone after the little-guy nations. We'll really fall off our chairs when it is able to successfully prosecute the big guys.
Speaking to All Out Cricket, Virender Sehwag has discussed ten of his favourite hundreds, from his first in Ranji cricket to scoring an ODI double. No. 2, the "perception shifter", is his maiden Test ton:
I had played about 30 one-dayers before my Test debut. Everyone was saying that I was a very good one-day player but my technique was not that great so I could not play Test cricket. I was waiting for the chance to prove everybody wrong. I scored a hundred in my debut Test against South Africa, batting at No.6, so that was the message I sent to my critics. I was always convinced I had the technique for Test cricket.
Writing in his blog, the Old Batsman, Jon Hotten recalls the 1979 World Cup final he watched at Lord's and assesses how much England's approach has changed since then in ODIs.
A win in Friday's final match was welcome, but as meaningless as any in the 3,451 ODIs that have followed that long-ago day at Lord's. England's current methodology is from around the mid 2000s of that number; they're still quite excited to score 290, and still quite daunted by the pusuit of it. The rest of cricket, meanwhile, roars on into a future that is being written from the bottom up - through T20 into the 50 over game - rather than the top down.
After the much talked about T20 between England and India ended with the hosts' win, questions are still being asked about MS Dhoni's tactics to not give Ambati Rayudu any strike in the last over. For the Indian Express, Daksh Panwar writes that it was an issue bigger than the denied singles.
The thing is, there is no denying that the current India captain is a great leader, in that he leads from the front. But is he a great leader of men? The only way to test that is with a hypothetical question. Had this brooding, grey-haired Dhoni and his younger, long-maned self found themselves in a similar situation to yesterday's game, would current-day captain Dhoni have given the free-spirited slugger Dhoni the strike?