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Former Australia captain, now a cricket commentator and columnist
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Why make players choose between formats?

Jun 6, 2010: What are the motivations behind two contrasting proposals by Cricket Australia and the BCCI?

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Keep it short for the Yanks

May 23, 2010: If the game is ever to take off in America, Twenty20 is most likely the way to go

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What makes an ideal Twenty20 team?

May 9, 2010: You will need: an opener with timing; wicket-taking quicks; attacking, economical spinners; and a prodigious late-order hitter

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Beware the backlash

Apr 25, 2010: The IPL is a possible guide's to cricket's future but greed will ruin it and result in the public losing faith in it. The BCCI must ensure its future is fiscally responsible

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The IPL: where young players get noticed

Apr 11, 2010: Playing with international stars, and triumphing against them, will help cricketers like Rohit Sharma and David Warner make strong cases for being given runs in their national sides

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Twenty20 shouldn't be played between countries

Mar 28, 2010: The international schedule is under pressure from the shortest format. The way forward is a dedicated season for Twenty20, which should use a franchise model to grow the game across the world

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Behind every successful captain ...

Mar 14, 2010: ... is a stable administration and a supportive family. Michael Clarke, the Australian selectors and the Pakistan board would do well to note that

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Don't let your babies be fast bowlers

Feb 28, 2010: Lee has quit Tests at 33, while Tendulkar, nearing 37, has a renewed urge to dominate bowlers. What message does this send to youngsters taking up the game?

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Swing it to win it

Feb 14, 2010: Even the best batsmen are troubled by late swing. Why waste time finding ways to reverse the old ball when the new one can be just as damaging?

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Why Modi is like Sehwag

Jan 31, 2010: The IPL commissioner has moments of brilliance interspersed with occasional lapses, like the batsman's attacking strokeplay. What he needs is a steady partner at the other end

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The UDRS and Pakistan are failing

Jan 17, 2010: The ICC needs to take full responsibility for the running of the review system, and Pakistan need to own up to their poor out cricket and questionable tactics

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The new Bradman

Jan 3, 2010: Like the Don, Sehwag bats with an uncluttered mind, has made over 290 three times in Tests, and has the best strike rate among high scorers of his generation

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No clear leader in the five-day game

Dec 20, 2009: The race for the No. 1 spot in Tests has never had so many contenders. The year ahead is full of exciting possibilities for the format

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How to save the game from global warming

Dec 6, 2009: Find a ball that will allow day-night matches, make a few compromises, and we could have Tests over three seven-hour days

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Why we need a truly global Champions League

Nov 22, 2009: Spreading the reach of cricket can best be achieved by expanding the Champions League, cutting Tests down to three days each, and using the franchise model effectively

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Sachin's mind is still strong

Nov 8, 2009: More than a decade after his exploits in Sharjah, Tendulkar has proved he still has the spirit of old

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Two thumbs up for T&T

Oct 25, 2009: The West Indian side's flair and skill has been the biggest selling point of the Champions League - and there's been plenty more

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Duminy's a great in the making

Oct 11, 2009: The young South African has shown he has the right stuff to take over from Ponting when the time comes

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What the doctor ordered

Sep 27, 2009: A couple of upsets, some juicy pitches, and plenty of uncertainty about the semi-final line-up - now that's what a world tournament needs

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Down with formula

Sep 13, 2009: To be meaningful, ODIs need to stop being predictable - by cutting down on the regulations, and encouraging a close contest between bat and ball

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One after another, the hosts' batsmen attempted questionable flicks and drives in their second innings, disregarding the drift and dip the offspinner was generating

West Indies need to paper over bowling cracks

The hosts' pace attack, with a combined experience of 31 Tests and 56 wickets, is a candidate for being their weakest ever, yet India cannot simply show up and expect to win

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Stats highlights from the fourth day's play in Antigua where Ashwin's maiden five-wicket haul outside Asia bowled India to an innings victory

Kohli's banner day in Antigua

Stats highlights from the first day of the Antigua Test, where Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan stole the show from the hosts

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Against India in 2002, Hooper, Dillon, Chanderpaul and Co. gave their fans something to cheer about

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