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Former Australia captain, now a cricket commentator and columnist
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Why close-catching standards have dropped

Jul 24, 2016: Technique and anticipation are important for close-in fielding. Many of today's fielders lack both

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Why not reduce bat sizes across all formats?

Jul 10, 2016: Asking for restrictions on bat dimensions in Tests is a start, but there needs to be more support for extending the change to limited-overs cricket as well

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Why Kumble could work out better for India than Greg Chappell did

Jun 26, 2016: He understands the Indian mentality better and doesn't have to deal with star players on the wane

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Day-night Test cricket makes sense

Jun 12, 2016: If players can adapt quickly to the pink ball, it will ensure more competitive cricket, which will guarantee bigger crowds

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Cricket writers who inspired me

May 29, 2016: The likes of Wooldridge, Benaud, Cozier and Gray were fine company and great to read and listen to

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Why captains should be mentored early

May 15, 2016: Former captains would do well to offer advice to young leaders of age-group teams to prepare them for bigger challenges at the highest level

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Give first-class cricket its due

May 1, 2016: For struggling Test teams to get better, they need to strengthen their domestic cricket and ensure their best players aren't lost to T20

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What T20 cricket can learn from baseball

Apr 17, 2016: Bringing back fences could help even up the contest between bat and ball, and ensure that all sixes are genuine

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Deviation a bowler's best weapon

Apr 3, 2016: With so little margin for error, especially in T20 cricket, any movement - on the air, off the pitch - is vital in giving the bowler a chance

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Sharper India back on track

Mar 20, 2016: Their crushing defeat to New Zealand was a jolt they needed to refocus, and against Pakistan they played like tournament favourites

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Six-hitting ability important to World T20 success

Mar 6, 2016: The flat pitches in India will favour those who consistently clear the ropes. The hosts are favourites, but Australia, England and South Africa can challenge them

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Bring back the back-foot no-ball law

Feb 21, 2016: Given how front-foot line calls are tougher than they look, this change would allow the umpire more time to focus on decisions after the ball is delivered

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Kohli's and Rohit's divergent paths to batting glory

Feb 7, 2016: One has found great success in limited-overs formats, while the other is a master of all

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The dangers of overstaying your time as captain

Jan 24, 2016: When a once-strong leader falls short of ideas, it tends to have a negative effect on the team. MS Dhoni is going through such a phase

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Steven Smith v MS Dhoni

Jan 10, 2016: A young turk on his own turf will battle a canny old warrior

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What's the next generation of batsmen learning?

Dec 27, 2015: What's the priority of young batsmen today? Power-hitting or solid defence? And are they being over-coached?

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What's a good pitch?

Dec 13, 2015: One that gives batsmen and bowlers equal opportunity to succeed. Delhi and Adelaide did that

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Test cricket needs to hurry it up

Nov 29, 2015: Introducing tweaks like four-day games will be pointless unless players and officials show more urgency to keep the game moving

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Serious flaws in DRS indicate need for overhaul

Nov 15, 2015: Players gamble on reviews as a tactic, which negates the system's essential purpose - of eliminating howlers. And then there's the issue of who controls it

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Will the New Zealand brand of cricket succeed in Australia?

Nov 1, 2015: Swing will give the visitors' bowlers the edge but bouncy pitches might thwart their aggressive style of batting

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David Hopps: Its image as an establishment game fits uncomfortably with the impulse to spread T20 cricket to a wider audience

A touch of Pakistani mayhem

Ahmer Naqvi on why Stuart Broad is a little bit Pakistani
The Cricket Monthly July issue

    'I'll always try and remain a player first and captain second'

All Out Cricket: Heather Knight on taking over the England captaincy from Charlotte Edwards, and charity work in Rwanda

    Australia's happy hunting ground

Why do Australia, so often poor in Asia, never seem to lose in Sri Lanka? Daniel Brettig offers four possible reasons

Misbah and the art of wicket acquisition

Ahmer Naqvi: Lord's presented us with a fine study in his methods, where bowler and captain showcase their styles while sticking to a larger plan

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Pakistan, press-ups and national redemption

The themes of redemption and rehabilitation had been a constant companion for Pakistan in the build-up to what proved to be an epic first Test, but it was only in that moment of victory that the true significance of their 75-run win could be understood

Keep calm. Misbah is here

Pakistan's thrilling triumph at Lord's was underscored by their captain's serenity

West Indies need to paper over bowling cracks

The hosts' pace attack, with a combined experience of 31 Tests and 56 wickets, is a candidate for being their weakest ever, yet India cannot simply show up and expect to win

Yasir's 13 going on 100, and 42-year-old centurions

Also, losing ten-fors, and back to back Tests at Lord's

An accident waiting to happen

England played a full part in a compelling Test, but if they are to continue to evolve as a Test side the top order has to shape matches

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