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Former Australia captain, now a cricket commentator and columnist
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Australia's pointless tour to India could lead to selection blunders

Oct 6, 2013: The temptation to pick those who do well in the ODIs for the Ashes is a dangerous one, especially given there is still no No. 6 batsman in sight

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Sehwag must resist middle-order temptation

Sep 22, 2013: His request to move down the order may not necessarily be beneficial for him or the team

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What effect does average have on a batsman?

Sep 8, 2013: Aaron Finch's contrasting figures in limited-overs and first-class cricket suggest he needs to bring his T20 mindset to the longer format

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The power of three

Aug 25, 2013: The importance of Shane Watson's belligerent century at The Oval can't be overstated

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Clarke doesn't fear defeat

Aug 11, 2013: Australia's captain sets aggressive fields and isn't afraid to take a gamble, unlike Alastair Cook, who is typically conservative

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'The worst batting side to leave Australia's shores'

Jul 28, 2013: It's a tag that has been used for previous inexperienced squads as well, but given the state of the Sheffield Shield, this time it might just stick

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Leave the DRS to the umpires

Jul 14, 2013: Instead of limiting the number of referrals, and leaving them in the hands of the players, the use of reviews should be solely at the discretion of the umpires

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Replacing the coach is fine, but what about the batting?

Jun 30, 2013: Lehmann can tell his charges not to do England any more favours, but the players have to win games by themselves

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Who disciplines the administrators?

Jun 16, 2013: Just like players, they need to be pulled up for errors in judgement

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Joe and Jonny rekindle spirits

Jun 2, 2013: At Headingley, the two young England batsmen took batting and cricket back to its basics: of scoring runs from nearly every ball

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Anti-corruption efforts need to be proactive

May 19, 2013: Rather than relying on police investigations or media stings to uncover rot in the game, cricket has to get tough with its own

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Beware an epidemic of chucking

May 5, 2013: Lax laws and a complicated reporting process mean the threat is all too real

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Let captains do their job

Apr 21, 2013: And sack them if they don't. But don't saddle them with dozens of ill-qualified advisors in the form of coaches, trainers and managers

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Coaching kills the batting star

Apr 7, 2013: Young batsmen seem to be developing more slowly these days than in the past

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Australia's next captain? Many candidates, none convincing

Mar 24, 2013: There are five players in the current squad who could take on the responsibility in another four years, but the future still looks bleak

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Australia's India performance will affect their Ashes showing

Mar 10, 2013: And blaming the failures on inexperience and on the unexpected retirement of Michael Hussey is misleading

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Why the DRS must not attempt to get it right all the time

Feb 24, 2013: Michael Clarke being let off in Chennai could cost India in the series. The administrators must reach a consensus on the review system

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Spin could be Australia's Achilles heel in India

Feb 10, 2013: Picking a second spinner to partner Nathan Lyon, and how to bat on turning tracks will be the big questions for the side

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Take the DRS out of the players' hands

Jan 27, 2013: Umpires should be empowered to use technology to improve their decision-making

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Life after Hussey

Jan 13, 2013: On their next two tours, to India and England, Australia will greatly miss his skills against spin

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