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Former Australia captain, now a cricket commentator and columnist
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No clear leader in the five-day game

Dec 20, 2009: The race for the No. 1 spot in Tests has never had so many contenders. The year ahead is full of exciting possibilities for the format

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How to save the game from global warming

Dec 6, 2009: Find a ball that will allow day-night matches, make a few compromises, and we could have Tests over three seven-hour days

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Why we need a truly global Champions League

Nov 22, 2009: Spreading the reach of cricket can best be achieved by expanding the Champions League, cutting Tests down to three days each, and using the franchise model effectively

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Sachin's mind is still strong

Nov 8, 2009: More than a decade after his exploits in Sharjah, Tendulkar has proved he still has the spirit of old

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Two thumbs up for T&T

Oct 25, 2009: The West Indian side's flair and skill has been the biggest selling point of the Champions League - and there's been plenty more

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Duminy's a great in the making

Oct 11, 2009: The young South African has shown he has the right stuff to take over from Ponting when the time comes

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What the doctor ordered

Sep 27, 2009: A couple of upsets, some juicy pitches, and plenty of uncertainty about the semi-final line-up - now that's what a world tournament needs

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Down with formula

Sep 13, 2009: To be meaningful, ODIs need to stop being predictable - by cutting down on the regulations, and encouraging a close contest between bat and ball

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Beware the referral system

Aug 30, 2009: Cricket's reliance on off-field help in the decision-making process is part of the problem. The game needs better umpires, not more technology

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England and the lost art of batting

Aug 16, 2009: Their players seem to have lost the old skill of gritting it out at the crease

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The price to pay

Aug 2, 2009: Players' concerns about privacy in the light of the new drug-testing regime may be justified, but it is for the good of the credibility of the game

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Saviour or predator?

Jul 19, 2009: In these trying times, Test cricket needs a stronger and more unified governing body - which the ICC in its current form isn't

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Mix it up right

Jul 5, 2009: This summer, with its blend of Twenty20 and a top-flight Test series, may offer a blueprint for cricket's programme in the years ahead

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When entertainment met education

Jun 21, 2009: The World Twenty20 has won new fans and converted the sceptics into followers of the shortest format

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Can Australia bounce back?

Jun 7, 2009: The Symonds fiasco has shades of 2003 and Warne's drug bust. Can Ponting's team recover now like they did back then?

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A blessing and a curse

May 24, 2009: Brett Lee proved his fitness during the IPL, Andrew Flintoff lost his; no wonder some will swear by the tournament and some will swear at it

The meaning of pressure

May 10, 2009: Why the ability to contain batsmen is an overrated virtue for a spin bowler

The one-captain theory

Apr 26, 2009: The recent Super Over result illustrates just why having multiple leaders doesn't wash

The sixes don't add up

Apr 12, 2009: Why it's not good for cricket that batsmen are hitting it out of the park more regularly than ever

Bugs in the machine

Mar 29, 2009: A look at why the umpiring referrals system is flawed

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The most expensive uncapped Indian players

A quick look at all the uncapped India players who fetched the top bids at the IPL 2016 auction

Kohli's and Rohit's divergent paths to batting glory

One has found great success in limited-overs formats, while the other is a master of all

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England's other big-hitting wicketkeeper-batsman talks about his experiences at the PSL and being picked up in the IPL auction by Delhi Daredevils

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