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Former Australia captain, now a cricket commentator and columnist
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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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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Sep 7, 2014: England's outdated approach to ODIs, and Alastair Cook's captaincy, may force them out early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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