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Former Australia captain, now a cricket commentator and columnist
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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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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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The aura we never thought would shatter

In the early 2000s, South African fans couldn't imagine a world where Australia didn't pummel their side. But they live in it today. By Luke Alfred

    How do batsmen cope with the intensity of their lonely skill?

Digging the pitch, talking to themselves, superstitious behaviour - the ways they deal with the pressure of their profession

Hey ho, let's go!

Warm-ups, push-ups, stretches, boot camps - our photo feature this month is on cricketers doing fitness stuff
The Cricket Monthly October issue

    Mehedi's teenage five-for, and Batty's time gap

Ask Steven: Also, most DRS reviews, and keeper tons

The hinterland of 40

Jon Hotten: At Lord's we saw three in-between scores of the sort that are as likely to annoy the selectors as excite them

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Dhoni's 9000 runs: 244 innings, 10109 balls

Almost two-thirds of Dhoni's 9000 ODI runs have come as captain and all of them with the extra responsibility of keeping

Kohli's chases, Dhoni's sixes

Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni dominate the stats highlights from the Mohali ODI

Dhoni revels in freedom to play at No. 4

India's limited-overs captain has wanted to bat up 'for a long time'; when he got the chance in Mohali, he played the big shots unhindered by the pressures of finishing a chase

An all-time Pakistan Test XI chosen by our readers

Recent middle-order mainstays make it to Pakistan's all-time XI selected on the occasion of the country's 400th Test

Rossouw comes in from the cold with eye on summer Tests

A thoughtless remark nearly derailed the South African batsman's career before it began. And then he got five ducks

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