Russell Jackson

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The Mask: a fan holds a giant cutout of Michael Clarke's face

Michael Clarke: a fan's notes

In many ways, he was representative of a generation of Australian men - though he more accurately represented a historic shift that divides athlete and fan more than ever before

Five Australians who made centuries on Test debut: (From L-R) Fielding coach Greg Blewett, captain Michael Clarke, Adam Voges, Shaun Marsh and national selector Mark Waugh

Older Australia, stronger Australia?

Their batsmen are well seasoned going into the Ashes - like on other recent visits to England. It is a trend that has worked in terms of run-scoring, if not overall results

Mark Cosgrove fends off the pink ball

Thinking pink

The jury's still out on the pros and cons of lighter-coloured balls and how they may or may not work in day-night Test cricket