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Former Australia captain, now a cricket commentator and columnist
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Decision on No. 3 emblematic of England's problems

Jul 26, 2015: The mauling at Lord's means once again England are being reactive in terms of who bats at one-drop. It also means they are likely to shed their new-found aggression

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Get Root higher up at No. 3

Jul 12, 2015: England should look to make the most of his potential because unlike Gary Ballance, he does not get bogged down against pace or spin

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Pace is gonna get you

Jun 27, 2015: Despite England's recent surge, Australia will likely prevail in the Ashes thanks to their lethal pace attack, which is suited to all types of pitches

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Australia should blood 'em young

Jun 14, 2015: It's time to start investing in younger batsmen capable of succeeding at Test level instead of turning to ageing players who are bound to have a short shelf life

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It's the captain who wins games, not the coach

May 31, 2015: Placing too much emphasis on the coach's input is detrimental because it curbs the captain's ability to think for himself and make bold decisions

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Is Cook next in line to bite the dust?

May 17, 2015: England are now in a situation where a change of captaincy in the middle of the Ashes series seems probable

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Many sides to a cricket revolution

May 3, 2015: While an administrative shake-up of the ICC would be welcome, the Essel Group's past cricketing ventures hardly inspire confidence

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Three questions for cricket

Apr 19, 2015: Do fast bowlers need verbal fisticuffs to generate aggression? Does sending a nightwatchman in always make sense? Is surpassing 100mph even possible?

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Gimmicks don't win you ODIs, wickets do

Apr 5, 2015: As long as ODIs are governed by stifling regulations, only imaginative captaincy can keep the format from being hopelessly dull

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Rohit, Mohit, and India's resurgence

Mar 22, 2015: India have turned their fortunes in Australia around during the World Cup because their captain has become proactive, encouraging his bowlers to attack

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India blossom under Dhoni the ODI captain

Mar 8, 2015: In contrast to his Test avatar, in limited-overs cricket, Dhoni's leadership is aggressive, inspirational and pragmatic

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How about a World Cup summit?

Feb 22, 2015: The major stakeholders of the game coming together at the global event makes this the best time to sit down and discuss the direction cricket should take

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The bigger they come, the more they hurt

Feb 8, 2015: It's time to restrict the thickness of bats to prevent injuries to bowlers and umpires, and mis-hit boundaries

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Open with Rohit and Binny, with Kohli at No. 3

Jan 25, 2015: India's batting is going the way of their bowling in Australia, and they need get their order sorted before the World Cup

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India's captaincy is impeding their Test progress

Jan 11, 2015: You can't blame their bowlers entirely for not taking 20 wickets in each Test when Dhoni and Kohli's field settings and tactics have been pretty dismal

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Enough with the on-field chatter

Dec 28, 2014: One of these days there's going to be an ugly altercation between players on the field

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Adelaide Test raises leadership questions

Dec 14, 2014: Who will replace the increasingly worn-down Clarke? And can Kohli keep his emotions in check enough to be a good captain?

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Playing the Test the best way to honour Hughes

Nov 30, 2014: The intensity of the contest will be reduced at the Gabba, but the players, especially the Australians, need the game as therapy

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Dhoni's absence a guide to India's future

Nov 16, 2014: He's past his use-by date as a Test captain and keeper. India now have a chance to test Kohli's leadership skills

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The decline of wristspin is hurting Australia

Nov 2, 2014: The importance given to containment over taking wickets has spelt doom for an art that once thrived in the hands of O'Reilly, Benaud, Mailey and Warne

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Is it time to rethink the toss?

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    The bat-first advantage in Tests

Numbers Game: Since 2009, teams batting first have a win-loss ratio which is 61% higher than it was between 2000 and 2008

'Long-term aim is to have one officiating DRS system'

ICC CEO David Richardson speaks about the need for context in bilateral cricket, and the creation of qualifying leagues

    The one stat that makes Steyn stand out

What sets Dale Steyn apart from the rest of the 400-club? His phenomenal strike rate

Another T20 bash, another T&T win

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Cricket in colour - What's your favourite team kit?

Papua New Guinea's attractive team kit at the World T20 Qualifier, cool cap included, caught our attention. What's your favourite of them all?

4391 runs after 35, and 2354 outside top five

On Sunday, Tillakaratne Dilshan became the 11th batsman to score 10,000-plus ODI runs. Here are the key numbers from his ODI career

Australia's soft centre exposed

The failure of anyone other than Chris Rogers to cope with the conditions at Edgbaston was another worrying sign of Australian fallibility abroad

Succession issues prompt hard questions

Australia's selectors and management have been accused of being too harsh on Brad Haddin but the team's horrible display at Edgbaston suggests that they may actually have been too lenient, and not just on him

Mustafizur and the art of the cutter

What makes this innocuous-seeming bowler so difficult to handle?

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