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Steve Magoffin ripped out four of the top order

Why Australia should pick Steve Magoffin

If the selectors are willing to think out of the box, they could do worse than include the uncapped fast bowler, who has impressive county figures with Sussex

Brad Haddin helps Peter Nevill with his wicketkeeping drills

Two sides to the Haddin case

For all the emotion tied to his family situation and the depth of his contribution to the Test side, he was seriously out of form with the bat

Michael Carberry reflects on his poor error

The pain of the discarded England opener

Facing the new ball acts like a can-opener on a candidate's game and his psyche. Also, failure in the role is harder to deal with than for other players

Polly Umrigar, Datta Gaekwad, Denis Compton and Vijay Manjrekar

A captain a minute

Or that's what it felt like in India at the tail end of the 1950s

Bishan Bedi chats with Cameron White

Listen to Bedi

The former left-arm spinner's trenchant views on selection, and on the treatment of India's spinners in particular, should not be ignored

Shivnarine Chanderpaul stretches during West Indies' practice session

Give Chanderpaul his farewell

The batsman has been unceremoniously dropped and the public may never see him play another Test. It might not be too late for the WICB to fix that

Nirgunan Tiruchelvam

Sanath Jayasuriya talks to Kumar Sangakkara in the company of Mahela Jayawardene and Dinesh Chandimal

Sri Lankan cricket

Kapila Wijegunawardene: the man who bowled Viv Richards

Kapila Wijegunawardene, Sri Lanka's new chairman of selectors, was an unsung cricketer. Not many know that he bowled Viv Richards and played a key role in Sri Lanka's first ODI win over West Indies

Shikhar Dhawan celebrates his century with Ajinkya Rahane

India's one-day selection needs a rethink

The World Cup showed that those picking the side need to focus on the team's weaknesses and be bold enough to replace players who may have come to take their places for granted

R Ashwin appeals successfully for the wicket of Mahela Jayawardene

India need to be flexible with their bowling

Opening with a spinner and rotating the slower bowlers against specific teams could be a sensible ploy for an attack that is struggling for consistency