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Former Australia captain, now a cricket commentator and columnist
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The pitch belongs to the curator

Oct 19, 2014: Players demanding that home pitches should be prepared to favour them don't realise it's a retaliatory business

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Playing spin well is a state of mind

Oct 5, 2014: A batsman should look to dominate, and importantly, not fear the turning delivery

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Catch dodgy actions early

Sep 21, 2014: Kids mimic the cricket heroes of the day, so the problem of throwing must be tackled before players reach the first-class level

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Australia, India and South Africa are World Cup favourites

Sep 7, 2014: England's outdated approach to ODIs, and Alastair Cook's captaincy, may force them out early

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India disgraced themselves by not competing

Aug 24, 2014: MS Dhoni and the BCCI are to blame for a touring party that became too comfortable and compliant

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Poor basics have brought down the standard of cricket

Aug 10, 2014: Test teams are more competitive these days, but it's probably because the fundamentals of backing up, running between the wickets and catching are being ignored

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England's selection errors could lead to series defeat

Jul 27, 2014: Their decision to persist with Alastair Cook as captain, and to pick batsmen who can only score runs against weak attacks, will hurt them

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Dhoni wins the first round in the captaincy battle

Jul 13, 2014: India's and England's captains have both taken some inexplicable decisions in the first Test at Trent Bridge. But Dhoni managed to take advantage of the hosts' frail line-up

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Indecisive Cook hurting England

Jun 29, 2014: The team's constant failure to convert good positions has led to players losing confidence in their captain

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It's idiotic to not mankad a straying non-striker

Jun 15, 2014: You don't warn a batsman before stumping him, so why warn him before he steals a run?

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Why Cook and Dhoni will struggle against Clarke

Jun 1, 2014: England's captain is too conservative and India's can't seem to bring his limited-overs aggression into the Test arena, so they are unlikely to beat Australia

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Cricket has a history of being blind to corruption

May 18, 2014: Despite all the red flags alerting to the fact that there must be a zero-tolerance policy towards fixing, administrators have done little to initiate it

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We need a think tank for Test cricket

May 4, 2014: There can be greater competitiveness in five-day cricket if only the ICC spends some time thinking about long-term solutions for the game

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Test cricket needs fewer teams, not more

Apr 20, 2014: Having the top Associate team play the lowest-ranked Test side without the threat of relegation shows how votes mean more to the ICC than results

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This time for Sri Lanka?

Apr 6, 2014: They have been the most consistent side in the five World T20s so far, but will they be able to overcome India's strong and versatile batting line-up?

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Can T20 get America interested?

Mar 23, 2014: Cricket learned lessons from baseball in devising its shortest format. Can it use T20 to break into the home of baseball?

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Resilient Australia close to becoming a powerhouse

Mar 9, 2014: They have the aggressive opening bowler and batsman and the imaginative captain to become unbeatable. The No. 3 slot is the only chink in their armour

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Time for Dhoni to go

Feb 23, 2014: The team needs a more proactive leader who challenges his bowlers to get him wickets

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Was Pietersen outspoken or insubordinate?

Feb 9, 2014: Did England sack him because he thought differently from his captain and coach or because he was a disruptive force in the dressing room?

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The divergent paths of Kohli and Hughes

Jan 26, 2014: They are the same age, but one is now a recognised international star while the other has lost his way after an impressive start

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Well worth the wait

Zulfiqar Babar missed five seasons between his first two first-class matches, and was 34 when he finally made his Test debut, but he is quickly making up for all the lost time with his artful left-arm spin

Younis Khan and the art of scoring hundreds

Out of 70 batsmen who've scored 15 or more Test hundreds only five are from Pakistan, but Younis Khan's appetite for hundreds matches that of some of the top contemporary batsmen

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Surviving into the final session of the last day cannot disguise the fact that Australia's continued inability to play spin contributed to an all-round thrashing

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