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Former Australia captain, now a cricket commentator and columnist
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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

The more things change

Nov 24, 2007: The India series will be final proof of how well Ponting has handled the loss of key players

Good on Kumble

Nov 11, 2007: Anil Kumble's appointment as Indian Test captain makes a lot of sense

Tendulkar right to decline the captaincy

Nov 8, 2007: Sachin Tendulkar just may have saved the selectors the blushes by turning down the captaincy

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Fans don't win matches

Oct 28, 2007: The problem of racism at cricket grounds is partly of the making of marketing men

An accident waiting to happen

Oct 13, 2007: The BCCI should take tough disciplinary measures against Sreesanth to ensure his undoubted talent isn't wasted

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My XI: Martin Crowe on the gritty approach that turned Allan Border into a run-machine

    What good is a nightwatchman?

Rob Steen: In modern times, a few tailenders have thrived higher up the order, but the psychological advantage it gives the opposition can't be discounted

    Together they fall

Jarrod Kimber: England rose to No. 1 with a machine-like efficiency but the signs of an impending breakdown were quickly apparent

    Four in four, and stands by Nos. 10 and 11

Ask Steven: Also, most balls faced in a T20, highest limited-overs score at Lord's, and long lives after Test debut

A strange, brutal magic

Jon Hotten: As Ishant Sharma showed at Lord's, short-pitched bowling can open old wounds and create sudden uncertainty

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Ridiculed Ishant ridicules England

Ishant Sharma has often been the butt of jokes, and sometimes deservedly so. Today, however, the joke was on England

England seem to have forgotten about personality

They have to see a glass that is half-full, and play the game as if it is just that, a game; and an opportunity

Bigger concerns for England than Lord's pitch

While the pitch took most of the blame at Trent Bridge, at Lord's England will need to get more controlling overs from their spinners. The reality is there is no quick fix

Another battle, another defeat on Planet Al

Alastair Cook has got used to feeling of the axe hanging over him. Only his team-mates can save England now

'Even the bluddy Nawab!'

Pataudi Jr caught a young English fan's fancy for his princely ways and his heroic batting

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