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Former Australia captain, now a cricket commentator and columnist
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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

Let's hear it for the veterans

May 25, 2008: A few players supposedly past their sell-by dates have been showing the young ones how it's done this past month and some

Trial by gimmickry

May 11, 2008: The ICC is barking up the wrong tree with its decision to experiment with umpiring referrals

The magic of Shane

May 4, 2008: Richie Benaud said Keith Miller was the best captain Australia never had. The same can be said about Warne

Grow up already

Apr 27, 2008: If Twenty20 is to be more than a fad, it needs to evolve and become more multi-dimensional, and balance the entertainment and the cricket better

Twenty20 can't be the main event

Apr 13, 2008: What effect will a steady diet of the shortest form of the game have on players?

Can the chatter

Mar 30, 2008: The ICC doesn't need to define on-field abuse, as it has recently attempted to do. It needs to ask umpires to report players who indulge in it

A tale of two countries

Mar 16, 2008: Indian cricket may be coming up roses, but across the border, Pakistan is staring down the barrel

The privileged and the damned

Mar 2, 2008: The IPL is making the BCCI pots of money. But what are the rest of the cricket-playing countries getting out of it?

Opportunity in upheaval

Feb 17, 2008: The IPL offers administrators a chance to right some of cricket's wrongs - including the unworkable international calendar

Umpires must put up if players are to shut up

Feb 3, 2008: The ICC and its umpires are, by their inaction, condoning sledging

New life for a young rivalry

Jan 20, 2008: Australia v India has, over the last decade, grown into cricket's premier face-off, and on the evidence of the current series there's plenty to come

Justice for all

Jan 6, 2008: In the search for a better decision-making process, officials must investigate the viability of "real" technology that will assist the umpires rather than enhance television coverage

The quest for 17

Dec 22, 2007: Will Australia break their record of 16 wins in a row? India just may be able to stop them if they draw at the MCG

Ball first, lights later

Dec 18, 2007: Until the authorities find a ball that is suitable for day/night Test matches you can't consider playing the longer version under light

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Where's Viru?

Dec 8, 2007: India have missed a trick by not naming Sehwag in the preliminary squad for Australia

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    Catch dodgy actions early

Ian Chappell: Kids mimic the cricket heroes of the day, so the problem of throwing must be tackled below the first-class level

    Reorganising West Indies' first-class structure is only half the battle won

Tony Cozier: Pitches, umpiring, and practice facilities must be simultaneously improved

    Trading places

All Out Cricket: In a world where £50m can be staked on a single IPL game, armies of professional cricket traders work the betting markets. But who are these people?

The set-up

The Cricket Monthly: When Tony Greig was outwitted by Ashley Mallett
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A method to rate the dominance of Test teams

Kartikeya Date: Taking into account margin of victory and draws, while eliminating arbitrary decay in setting cut-off limits

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Champions League T20 still battling for meaning

The thrills are rather low-octane, the skills are a bit lightweight, and the tournament overly India-centric

Automaton, man, inspiration

Twenty years on, Shivnarine Chanderpaul continues to be understated, underestimated. And that doesn't bother him. What's not to like?

Busy keepers, and Waqar's bowleds

Also, high scores and low averages, most ducks in international cricket, and the 12-year-old Test player

85 Tests, 70 defeats

Of the 85 Tests that Bangladesh have played so far, they've lost 70 and won just four. Those stats are easily the worst among all teams when they'd played as many Tests

'My kind of bowling style is gone now'

Former New Zealand seamer Gavin Larsen talks about wobbly seam-up bowling, the 1992 World Cup, and his role in the next tournament

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