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Cricket historian and writer in Melbourne
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The Indianisation of cricket

Jul 22, 2008: The concentration of power in the hands of the BCCI is not necessarily bad, but India should understand that it is one thing to have earned the right to wield unipolar power, another to demonstrate deserving it

Whose right of way is it anyway?

Jul 2, 2008: Periodic fits of morality do cricket good, and the uproar over the Grant Elliott run-out might well do so, but perhaps not for the reasons that first come to mind

Of referrals and romanticism

May 23, 2008: As far as innovation goes, there is in accelerated phases of evolution as much danger as in obstinate rejection of all change

Good move, bad move

May 16, 2008: The MCC's proposal to limit the power of cricket bats has merit; the ICC's decision to trial the umpiring referral system doesn't

Brutish and short

Apr 22, 2008: Twenty20 is seen as a concentrated form of the game, but on the evidence so far, it's more like a crude edit

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Gavaskar's double role

Jan 15, 2008: Sunil Gavaskar is bomb-thrower and bomb-defuser put into one, who somehow manages to operate as the chairman of the ICC's cricket committee while also acting as peppery columnist and media provocateur

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    'International cricket again, that's what I crave'

Roelof van der Merwe on his South Africa career, what made him move to Netherlands, and his county cricket plans

    The fourth horseman of 2005

Review: Simon Jones' career was blighted by injury but he was a key part of the attack who brought the Ashes home for England a decade ago and his story remains a compelling one

    Swinging shoulders and chunky thighs

The Cricket Sadist Hour: Jarrod Kimber and Andy Zaltzman on the Ashes, Younis Khan, how unpretty left-handers can be, drones, and the ICC

A Hayden moment

Samir Chopra: The TV does no justice to some stunning pieces of work on the field. At times you need to have played - even casually - to appreciate these gems

A captain a minute

Or that's what it felt like in India at the tail end of the 1950s. By V Ramnarayan

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A squad without pace, keepers, or future planning

Five questions for the selectors who picked the second-string squad for the tour of Zimbabwe

Highest totals without a century, and dream ODI debuts

Also: the most team changes made by a country in successive one-day internationals, and highest individual Test scores in the second innings

Dhoni and Kohli: a clash of ideologies?

The personalities and philosophies of India's two captains could not be more different. That makes for a tricky situation, which India's cricket administration must handle well

Johnson back to intimidate with word and deed

At the age of 33, Johnson does not expect to be back for another Ashes campaign and, since being forced to miss last year's World Twenty20 with a toe injury, he has played every game as if it is his last

'If you play your game, you are fearless' - Vijay

M Vijay opens up about surfing, his unimpressive record in ODIs and the chance to improve on that, and about learning to express himself more freely

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