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Former Australia captain, now a cricket commentator and columnist
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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

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

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Letter to de Villiers

South Africa's captain needs to single out his players for attention and get them firing individually and as a team

Highest WC score, fastest double-ton, record sixes

Stats highlights from Chris Gayle's record-breaking 215 against Zimbabwe in the Group B match in Canberra

The 'magic wand' behind India's turnaround

It has helped that India have a captain who has lasted as long as he has due to his approach of treating cricket for what it is: a game

Pakistan's bad cover version of 1992

The events in Brisbane may not matter much in the big picture of this World Cup, but to Misbah-ul-Haq and his men, it may yet be the spring board to repeat what happened 23 years ago

Sharper fielders give India bite

Years after the juggling act of hiding multiple poor fielders and making do with the kind of attacks India have had, this current unit has given MS Dhoni some breathing space

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