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Former Australia captain, now a cricket commentator and columnist
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Test cricket needs fewer teams, not more

Apr 20, 2014: Having the top Associate team play the lowest-ranked Test side without the threat of relegation shows how votes mean more to the ICC than results

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This time for Sri Lanka?

Apr 6, 2014: They have been the most consistent side in the five World T20s so far, but will they be able to overcome India's strong and versatile batting line-up?

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Can T20 get America interested?

Mar 23, 2014: Cricket learned lessons from baseball in devising its shortest format. Can it use T20 to break into the home of baseball?

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Resilient Australia close to becoming a powerhouse

Mar 9, 2014: They have the aggressive opening bowler and batsman and the imaginative captain to become unbeatable. The No. 3 slot is the only chink in their armour

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Time for Dhoni to go

Feb 23, 2014: The team needs a more proactive leader who challenges his bowlers to get him wickets

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Was Pietersen outspoken or insubordinate?

Feb 9, 2014: Did England sack him because he thought differently from his captain and coach or because he was a disruptive force in the dressing room?

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The divergent paths of Kohli and Hughes

Jan 26, 2014: They are the same age, but one is now a recognised international star while the other has lost his way after an impressive start

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How to make Test tours more competitive

Jan 12, 2014: Increase the size of tour squads, or create teams of Associate and U-19 cricketers to play warm-ups

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Goodbye to two old-school players

Dec 29, 2013: Jacques Kallis and Graeme Swann are very different off the field, but they contributed to their teams in similar, impressive fashions

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A trial by pace for England and India

Dec 15, 2013: One way to deal with bouncy pitches and drive intimidating fast bowlers to distraction is to play controlled pull and cut shots

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England need a plan for Johnson

Dec 1, 2013: They must respond to the Australian bowling threat adequately or the series will slip away from them fast

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The Watson and Johnson question marks

Nov 17, 2013: If the two won't be fit and ready for the Ashes, how will Australia's selectors spread the bowling load and boost the batting?

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The king and his heir

Nov 3, 2013: As Tendulkar prepares to walk into the sunset, Virat Kohli is set to become the Indian batsman opposition bowlers fear the most

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Bowlers are becoming an endangered species in limited overs

Oct 20, 2013: Heavier bats, shorter boundaries, and the two new balls are killing the contest

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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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