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Former Australia captain, now a cricket commentator and columnist
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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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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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