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

Muttiah Muralitharan gets a standing ovation from the Indian team as he goes to collect his medal

How to make a 14-team World Cup fairer

Replace knockouts with Qualifiers and Eliminators and change the points system to one that takes into account the margin of victory