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Former Australia captain, now a cricket commentator and columnist
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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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Day-night Test cricket makes sense

Jun 12, 2016: If players can adapt quickly to the pink ball, it will ensure more competitive cricket, which will guarantee bigger crowds

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Cricket writers who inspired me

May 29, 2016: The likes of Wooldridge, Benaud, Cozier and Gray were fine company and great to read and listen to

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Why captains should be mentored early

May 15, 2016: Former captains would do well to offer advice to young leaders of age-group teams to prepare them for bigger challenges at the highest level

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Give first-class cricket its due

May 1, 2016: For struggling Test teams to get better, they need to strengthen their domestic cricket and ensure their best players aren't lost to T20

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What T20 cricket can learn from baseball

Apr 17, 2016: Bringing back fences could help even up the contest between bat and ball, and ensure that all sixes are genuine

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Deviation a bowler's best weapon

Apr 3, 2016: With so little margin for error, especially in T20 cricket, any movement - on the air, off the pitch - is vital in giving the bowler a chance

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Sharper India back on track

Mar 20, 2016: Their crushing defeat to New Zealand was a jolt they needed to refocus, and against Pakistan they played like tournament favourites

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Six-hitting ability important to World T20 success

Mar 6, 2016: The flat pitches in India will favour those who consistently clear the ropes. The hosts are favourites, but Australia, England and South Africa can challenge them

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Bring back the back-foot no-ball law

Feb 21, 2016: Given how front-foot line calls are tougher than they look, this change would allow the umpire more time to focus on decisions after the ball is delivered

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Kohli's and Rohit's divergent paths to batting glory

Feb 7, 2016: One has found great success in limited-overs formats, while the other is a master of all

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The dangers of overstaying your time as captain

Jan 24, 2016: When a once-strong leader falls short of ideas, it tends to have a negative effect on the team. MS Dhoni is going through such a phase

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Steven Smith v MS Dhoni

Jan 10, 2016: A young turk on his own turf will battle a canny old warrior

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What's the next generation of batsmen learning?

Dec 27, 2015: What's the priority of young batsmen today? Power-hitting or solid defence? And are they being over-coached?

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