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Former Australia captain, now a cricket commentator and columnist
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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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How to make Test tours more competitive

Jan 12, 2014: Increase the size of tour squads, or create teams of Associate and U-19 cricketers to play warm-ups

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Goodbye to two old-school players

Dec 29, 2013: Jacques Kallis and Graeme Swann are very different off the field, but they contributed to their teams in similar, impressive fashions

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A trial by pace for England and India

Dec 15, 2013: One way to deal with bouncy pitches and drive intimidating fast bowlers to distraction is to play controlled pull and cut shots

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England need a plan for Johnson

Dec 1, 2013: They must respond to the Australian bowling threat adequately or the series will slip away from them fast

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The Watson and Johnson question marks

Nov 17, 2013: If the two won't be fit and ready for the Ashes, how will Australia's selectors spread the bowling load and boost the batting?

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The king and his heir

Nov 3, 2013: As Tendulkar prepares to walk into the sunset, Virat Kohli is set to become the Indian batsman opposition bowlers fear the most

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Bowlers are becoming an endangered species in limited overs

Oct 20, 2013: Heavier bats, shorter boundaries, and the two new balls are killing the contest

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Australia's pointless tour to India could lead to selection blunders

Oct 6, 2013: The temptation to pick those who do well in the ODIs for the Ashes is a dangerous one, especially given there is still no No. 6 batsman in sight

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Sehwag must resist middle-order temptation

Sep 22, 2013: His request to move down the order may not necessarily be beneficial for him or the team

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What effect does average have on a batsman?

Sep 8, 2013: Aaron Finch's contrasting figures in limited-overs and first-class cricket suggest he needs to bring his T20 mindset to the longer format

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The power of three

Aug 25, 2013: The importance of Shane Watson's belligerent century at The Oval can't be overstated

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Clarke doesn't fear defeat

Aug 11, 2013: Australia's captain sets aggressive fields and isn't afraid to take a gamble, unlike Alastair Cook, who is typically conservative

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'The worst batting side to leave Australia's shores'

Jul 28, 2013: It's a tag that has been used for previous inexperienced squads as well, but given the state of the Sheffield Shield, this time it might just stick

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Alex Bowden: Why do people think players who get up in the opposition's faces also have aggressive approaches in their cricket?

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44 balls, 16 sixes, 149 runs

Stats highlights from an incredible day in Johannesburg, where AB de Villiers smashed the record for the fastest ODI ton

Kohli at No. 4 - defensive or practical?

It seems Virat Kohli is to not bat before the 12th or 13th over to strengthen the middle and the lower middle order. It suggests a lack of confidence in what was supposed to be India's strength in their title defence: their batting

'The definition of a cricketing genius'

Twitter reactions to AB de Villiers' record-shattering 31-ball ODI hundred

Why cricket needs yellow and red cards

David Warner's repeated transgressions tell us that the game has a discipline problem that has got out of hand

On TV it looks uglier than it actually is

Often reasonable arguments on the field look nasty beyond the boundary and on camera

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