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Former Australia captain, now a cricket commentator and columnist
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Bad pitches make bad Tests

Oct 18, 2015: If a surface doesn't encourage a result, it's not worth playing on again

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Hard to make 'em like Thommo and Typhoon

Oct 4, 2015: Though the game has had many quality fast bowlers, none have been quite as lethal as Jeff Thomson and Frank Tyson

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Kohli and Smith lead the way as next-gen Test captains

Sep 20, 2015: While the Indian captain has been the more aggressive, both understand their bowlers and are seeking to improve their young teams

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Why wouldn't you bat at No. 3?

Sep 6, 2015: Batting one-drop lets you establish the pattern of play. Steven Smith should ignore anyone who says he should move down the order now that he's captain

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Clarke second only to Taylor as captain

Aug 23, 2015: He was proactive and tactically aware, making it clear to both the opposition and his own team that he was seeking victory from ball one

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Australia's failure has revolved around Clarke's struggle

Aug 9, 2015: He hasn't been watching the ball out of the hand well enough, and moving to No. 5 was a mistake as well

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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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