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Former Australia captain, now a cricket commentator and columnist
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Three questions for cricket

Apr 19, 2015: Do fast bowlers need verbal fisticuffs to generate aggression? Does sending a nightwatchman in always make sense? Is surpassing 100mph even possible?

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Gimmicks don't win you ODIs, wickets do

Apr 5, 2015: As long as ODIs are governed by stifling regulations, only imaginative captaincy can keep the format from being hopelessly dull

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Rohit, Mohit, and India's resurgence

Mar 22, 2015: India have turned their fortunes in Australia around during the World Cup because their captain has become proactive, encouraging his bowlers to attack

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India blossom under Dhoni the ODI captain

Mar 8, 2015: In contrast to his Test avatar, in limited-overs cricket, Dhoni's leadership is aggressive, inspirational and pragmatic

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How about a World Cup summit?

Feb 22, 2015: The major stakeholders of the game coming together at the global event makes this the best time to sit down and discuss the direction cricket should take

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The bigger they come, the more they hurt

Feb 8, 2015: It's time to restrict the thickness of bats to prevent injuries to bowlers and umpires, and mis-hit boundaries

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Open with Rohit and Binny, with Kohli at No. 3

Jan 25, 2015: India's batting is going the way of their bowling in Australia, and they need get their order sorted before the World Cup

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India's captaincy is impeding their Test progress

Jan 11, 2015: You can't blame their bowlers entirely for not taking 20 wickets in each Test when Dhoni and Kohli's field settings and tactics have been pretty dismal

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Enough with the on-field chatter

Dec 28, 2014: One of these days there's going to be an ugly altercation between players on the field

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Adelaide Test raises leadership questions

Dec 14, 2014: Who will replace the increasingly worn-down Clarke? And can Kohli keep his emotions in check enough to be a good captain?

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Playing the Test the best way to honour Hughes

Nov 30, 2014: The intensity of the contest will be reduced at the Gabba, but the players, especially the Australians, need the game as therapy

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Dhoni's absence a guide to India's future

Nov 16, 2014: He's past his use-by date as a Test captain and keeper. India now have a chance to test Kohli's leadership skills

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The decline of wristspin is hurting Australia

Nov 2, 2014: The importance given to containment over taking wickets has spelt doom for an art that once thrived in the hands of O'Reilly, Benaud, Mailey and Warne

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The pitch belongs to the curator

Oct 19, 2014: Players demanding that home pitches should be prepared to favour them don't realise it's a retaliatory business

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Playing spin well is a state of mind

Oct 5, 2014: A batsman should look to dominate, and importantly, not fear the turning delivery

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Catch dodgy actions early

Sep 21, 2014: Kids mimic the cricket heroes of the day, so the problem of throwing must be tackled before players reach the first-class level

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Australia, India and South Africa are World Cup favourites

Sep 7, 2014: England's outdated approach to ODIs, and Alastair Cook's captaincy, may force them out early

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India disgraced themselves by not competing

Aug 24, 2014: MS Dhoni and the BCCI are to blame for a touring party that became too comfortable and compliant

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Poor basics have brought down the standard of cricket

Aug 10, 2014: Test teams are more competitive these days, but it's probably because the fundamentals of backing up, running between the wickets and catching are being ignored

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England's selection errors could lead to series defeat

Jul 27, 2014: Their decision to persist with Alastair Cook as captain, and to pick batsmen who can only score runs against weak attacks, will hurt them

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England's swinging shooting star

The boy from Burnley with magic in his wrist has surpassed all before him - with luck we will be able to enjoy his skill and application for a few more years yet

Azhar Ali needs time to move out of Misbah's shadow

Azhar Ali's early steps in captaincy will be analysed extensively but he needs time to step out of the large shadows of Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Afridi

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