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Former Australia captain, now a cricket commentator and columnist
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India better than No. 3

Mar 1, 2009: Six Indians will make it into an XI drawn from the top three sides in the world

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England losing the plot

Feb 15, 2009: Captaincy sagas, defeat against West Indies, no coach - looks like Strauss and Co. are trying to make the Ashes a contest

Give every format its due

Feb 1, 2009: Twenty20 needs to be handled carefully if cricket's scheduling problems are to be solved satisfactorily

Hayden among the savages

Jan 18, 2009: Where did Australia's belligerent opener rank among others of similar vintage and style?

Catch 'em young

Jan 4, 2009: Cricket Australia need to find fresh faces in a hurry, but they may have left it too late already

No usurpers here

Dec 21, 2008: Why South Africa aren't really challenging Australia for No. 1 yet

Unite and rule

Dec 8, 2008: What cricket needs in these troubled times is strong leadership that believes in bringing nations together rather than dividing them

Lame over-rate, lame excuse

Nov 23, 2008: Captains argue the game has changed a lot, but it hasn't changed enough to justify abysmal over-rates

Where to now?

Nov 9, 2008: Australia's bowling isn't up to their usual high standards; India are a side in transition, hamstrung by poor fielding

Give it to the keeper

Oct 26, 2008: Why India should seriously consider retaining Dhoni as captain for the rest of the series, whether Kumble plays or not

Defence doesn't pay

Oct 12, 2008: India's containment tactics in Bangalore were inexplicable - especially from a bowler captain such as Anil Kumble

Too tough to call

Sep 28, 2008: Australia are now more beatable than before; India's batting is fading. It should make for a hard-fought tour

Less glamour, more competition

Sep 14, 2008: The way to rid cricket of its imbalances is to make sure player development becomes the number one priority

The road to splitsville

Aug 31, 2008: The ICC was nearly torn asunder by the Champions Trophy issue; things can only get worse from here

The Olympics can wait

Aug 17, 2008: Why pushing it onto the world's biggest sporting platform is hardly the best way to globalise cricket

To tour or not to tour

Aug 3, 2008: Whether or not to opt out of series in Pakistan must be left to players to decide for themselves individually

Leave 'em wanting more

Jul 20, 2008: Twenty20 is a viable format, but the game's administrators need to get the balance right

ICC out of control

Jul 6, 2008: The game's governing body has surpassed itself with its moves over Zimbabwe and the Oval Test forfeiture

The problem with switch-hitting

Jun 22, 2008: It is unfair to ask bowlers to say beforehand how they are going to operate and then not subject batsmen to the same rule

The end of a spin era

Jun 8, 2008: With the retirement of Stuart MacGill the age of Warne is officially at an end

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'I still have to contribute to keep my place in the ODI side'

Azhar Ali looks ahead to his new role as Pakistan's ODI captain, talks about his leadership style and adjusting to the format

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