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Former Australia captain, now a cricket commentator and columnist
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Australia are mirroring their captain's defiance

Mar 19, 2017: Steven Smith defied those who didn't give him a chance as a batsman. Now his team is doing the same on a tour no one thought they could compete in

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India's hunger under test

Mar 4, 2017: As Kohli's side look to rebound from the Pune debacle, they will have to improve their technique against spin and their close-in catching

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Australia face three selection questions

Feb 19, 2017: Who should open - Renshaw or Shaun Marsh? Should Glenn Maxwell be picked? And what about Matthew Wade?

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Will Australia be bringing out their dead in India?

Feb 5, 2017: Playing spin well requires decisive footwork and must be learnt young; Australia's intensive last-minute preparation may be of limited use

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Australia's versatile squad throws up plenty of choices

Jan 22, 2017: On the forthcoming tour of India, selectors will have to solve the No. 6 riddle, get the batting order right, and strike a good balance between pace and spin

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Hundred before lunch? Nothing modern about it

Jan 8, 2017: David Warner joins an illustrious list that stretches back all the way to the start of the 20th century

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Time for Cook to step down

Dec 25, 2016: The battle-scarred England captain is not making the best use of his resources. Meanwhile, Australia look resurgent, but still lack a world-class allrounder

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Why Kohli is a better leader than Smith

Dec 11, 2016: Both have been successful batsman-captains, but where they differ is in the handling of their spinners

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Allow players to use one method to aid swing

Nov 27, 2016: It will be easier to police tampering if bowlers are given an incentive to obey the law

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Australia's system is broken

Nov 13, 2016: Injured fast bowlers, a dearth of good young batsmen, and a captain impeded by the management - all this while the team faces three big series

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When will we see uniform application of the DRS everywhere?

Oct 30, 2016: Administrators have their work cut out in ensuring a level playing field when it comes to technology, and also in streamlining the fixtures calendar

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An Ashwin nightmare awaits Australia

Oct 16, 2016: They have traditionally struggled against good offspin bowling, and the Indian spinner can now be included among the best of his kind

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Trumper, Pujara and the art of dominating a spinner

Oct 2, 2016: Good footwork is much more than just stepping forward or swivelling on the back foot

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My evening with the Ox and Doolittle

Sep 18, 2016: A reunion with old South Australia players takes the mind back to the days when mentoring was simply a way of club life

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The time is ripe for a World Test Championship

Sep 4, 2016: There are more teams now vying for No. 1 than in earlier eras. It's time to play a dedicated series of matches to decide the champions

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Batsmen should begin spin training at an early age

Aug 21, 2016: Mastering the technique and footwork against slower bowlers cannot begin in your twenties. Training during your teens helps you adapt better to Test cricket

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That eccentric summer of '75

Aug 7, 2016: Looking back to the first streaker at Lord's, and perhaps the first high-profile incident of pitch vandalism

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Why close-catching standards have dropped

Jul 24, 2016: Technique and anticipation are important for close-in fielding. Many of today's fielders lack both

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Why not reduce bat sizes across all formats?

Jul 10, 2016: Asking for restrictions on bat dimensions in Tests is a start, but there needs to be more support for extending the change to limited-overs cricket as well

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Why Kumble could work out better for India than Greg Chappell did

Jun 26, 2016: He understands the Indian mentality better and doesn't have to deal with star players on the wane

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Pujara plays India's longest innings

Stats highlights from the fourth day in Ranchi, where Cheteshwar Pujara batted for ages and the Australians toiled like they haven't had to in many years

Ashwin's late entry poses questions

Did Virat Kohli get his tactics right on the final day in Ranchi? Going by his fast bowlers' lines and R Ashwin's late introduction, the Indian captain took a few puzzling calls

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