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Former Australia captain, now a cricket commentator and columnist
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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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Leave the DRS to the umpires

Jul 14, 2013: Instead of limiting the number of referrals, and leaving them in the hands of the players, the use of reviews should be solely at the discretion of the umpires

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Replacing the coach is fine, but what about the batting?

Jun 30, 2013: Lehmann can tell his charges not to do England any more favours, but the players have to win games by themselves

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Who disciplines the administrators?

Jun 16, 2013: Just like players, they need to be pulled up for errors in judgement

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Joe and Jonny rekindle spirits

Jun 2, 2013: At Headingley, the two young England batsmen took batting and cricket back to its basics: of scoring runs from nearly every ball

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Anti-corruption efforts need to be proactive

May 19, 2013: Rather than relying on police investigations or media stings to uncover rot in the game, cricket has to get tough with its own

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Beware an epidemic of chucking

May 5, 2013: Lax laws and a complicated reporting process mean the threat is all too real

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Let captains do their job

Apr 21, 2013: And sack them if they don't. But don't saddle them with dozens of ill-qualified advisors in the form of coaches, trainers and managers

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How India weeds out its suspect actions

The BCCI set up a three-man committee to tackle the problem of chucking at age-group and domestic cricket, and it has produced significant results in five years

A rock, a hard place and the WICB

The board's latest standoff with its players has had embarrassing consequences internationally, so any resolution now needs to be approached thoughtfully

Twin Asian challenges await Australia

What Australia have not done since returning a fractured unit from India is head back to Asia to play an Asian team. Two of their major weaknesses - handling spin and reverse swing - will be tested in the UAE by Pakistan

Kohli back to old habits

Stats highlights from the fourth ODI between India and West Indies in Dharamsala

WICB must tread on eggshells with care

The WICB statement should cool down emotions and allow all parties involved to take the next step forward

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