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Former Australia captain, now a cricket commentator and columnist
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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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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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