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South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Johannesburg

Australia's search for an allrounder ends

Mar 1, 2009: Mitchell Johnson's unbeaten 96 in Johannesburg has seasoned judges predicting he will develop into a fully-fledged allrounder - or better

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Custodian in chief

Aug 26, 2008: Bradman's image may be that of a stodgy, almost puritanical man, but his grand love and care for the game's well-being were undeniable and would be useful now

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Taylor and Clark concerned by zero-tolerance approach

Australians say sledging ban would make game boring

Mar 26, 2008: Mark Taylor has joined Stuart Clark, the Australia fast bowler, in saying the game could become boring if measures are taken to ban sledging

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'Why would you want to play five days for a draw?'

Feb 12, 2008: The iconic former Australia captain talks about playing to win, and the many other aspects of leading a champion side

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Australian idol

Jan 29, 2008: Just what is it that endears Sachin Tendulkar to crowds and cognoscenti alike Down Under? We asked a selection of Australia's great and good for their opinion

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Australia v India, Perth, 1991-92

When Sachin cracked the Perth Test

Jan 14, 2008: Take the fastest wicket in the world, add some bounce and cracks to it, and it's enough to test any batsman. In 1991-92, Sachin Tendulkar, not yet 19, passed the Perth Test

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Taylor says opener will do 'a damn good job'

Jaques has done enough to get Test nod

Oct 24, 2007: Phil Jaques is a modern opener who is ready to join Matthew Hayden at the Gabba next month, according to Mark Taylor

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'It's a big ask on him'

Taylor advises against using Watson as opener

Sep 2, 2007: Mark Taylor, the former Australia captain, has warned against picking the allrounder Shane Watson as Matthew Hayden's opening partner in Tests this season

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New ICC committee member ready for debate

Taylor wants boundaries pushed back

May 17, 2007: Shrinking playing areas and the discolouration of white balls in one-day matches are two of the issues Mark Taylor hopes to raise with the ICC's new cricket committee

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'Jaques is belting on the door'

Border and Taylor undecided on new blood

Nov 15, 2006: Allan Border and Mark Taylor have weighed into the debate on whether Australia's team is too old, but neither seemed confident of the answer

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Current leader beats strong Ashes field

Benaud picks Ponting as best modern captain

Nov 14, 2006: Richie Benaud has turned his back on some of Australia's greatest captains to pick Ricky Ponting as the leader of his ultimate Ashes XII of the past 30 years

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Ashes preparations

Ponting better prepared for Ashes - Taylor

Oct 22, 2006: Ricky Ponting will be better prepared for anything he may encounter in this year's Ashes cricket series against England, Mark Taylor, former Australia captain, said on Sunday

Border also part of five-man search committee

Taylor leads hunt for Buchanan's replacement

Sep 8, 2006: Mark Taylor, the former Test captain, will chair the five-man committee that will recommend the coach to follow John Buchanan's seven-year reign

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Australia in South Africa 2005-06

Mark Waugh supports Jaques

Feb 19, 2006: Mark Waugh has come out in support of Phil Jaques who was left out of the squad touring South Africa, partly because of his fielding

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VB Series, 2005-06

Rotation doesn't make sense - Waugh

Jan 25, 2006: Steve Waugh believes Australia's current rotation policy doesn't make sense

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South Africa in Australia, 2005-06

Hussey is Australia's new Bevan - Taylor

Jan 15, 2006: Mark Taylor, the former Australia captain, believes Michael Hussey has the potential to become his country's replacement for Michael Bevan

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Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Sydney, 1st day

Kallis - The man for a cloudy day

Jan 2, 2006: The ball swung for the second Test in a row and the play was riveting. Modern batsmen have grown accustomed to planting their front feet and breezing away at four an over, but significant movement in the air and off the pitch during this series has eased

The Verdict by Peter English

Australia's decade of dominance, 1995-2005

The Dream Team

Nov 30, 2005: Inside Cricket assembled a panel of ten experts, including Dennis Lillee and Greg and Ian Chappell, to choose the best Australian Test XI from 1995 to 2005

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Expert panel votes for world champions' top team

Taylor scoops Waugh as No.1 captain

Nov 30, 2005: Steve Waugh's record-breaking streak as captain was not enough to win him the leadership role in a side recognising the efforts of Australia's decade as world champions

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The Ashes aftermath

Taylor supports Ponting captaincy

Sep 16, 2005: Mark Taylor has joined a growing number of Australian players to back Ricky Ponting as captain despite the "over-reaction" to the Ashes loss

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