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Former Australia captain, now a cricket commentator and columnist
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Leave 'em wanting more

Jul 20, 2008: Twenty20 is a viable format, but the game's administrators need to get the balance right

ICC out of control

Jul 6, 2008: The game's governing body has surpassed itself with its moves over Zimbabwe and the Oval Test forfeiture

The problem with switch-hitting

Jun 22, 2008: It is unfair to ask bowlers to say beforehand how they are going to operate and then not subject batsmen to the same rule

The end of a spin era

Jun 8, 2008: With the retirement of Stuart MacGill the age of Warne is officially at an end

Let's hear it for the veterans

May 25, 2008: A few players supposedly past their sell-by dates have been showing the young ones how it's done this past month and some

Trial by gimmickry

May 11, 2008: The ICC is barking up the wrong tree with its decision to experiment with umpiring referrals

The magic of Shane

May 4, 2008: Richie Benaud said Keith Miller was the best captain Australia never had. The same can be said about Warne

Grow up already

Apr 27, 2008: If Twenty20 is to be more than a fad, it needs to evolve and become more multi-dimensional, and balance the entertainment and the cricket better

Twenty20 can't be the main event

Apr 13, 2008: What effect will a steady diet of the shortest form of the game have on players?

Can the chatter

Mar 30, 2008: The ICC doesn't need to define on-field abuse, as it has recently attempted to do. It needs to ask umpires to report players who indulge in it

A tale of two countries

Mar 16, 2008: Indian cricket may be coming up roses, but across the border, Pakistan is staring down the barrel

The privileged and the damned

Mar 2, 2008: The IPL is making the BCCI pots of money. But what are the rest of the cricket-playing countries getting out of it?

Opportunity in upheaval

Feb 17, 2008: The IPL offers administrators a chance to right some of cricket's wrongs - including the unworkable international calendar

Umpires must put up if players are to shut up

Feb 3, 2008: The ICC and its umpires are, by their inaction, condoning sledging

New life for a young rivalry

Jan 20, 2008: Australia v India has, over the last decade, grown into cricket's premier face-off, and on the evidence of the current series there's plenty to come

Justice for all

Jan 6, 2008: In the search for a better decision-making process, officials must investigate the viability of "real" technology that will assist the umpires rather than enhance television coverage

The quest for 17

Dec 22, 2007: Will Australia break their record of 16 wins in a row? India just may be able to stop them if they draw at the MCG

Ball first, lights later

Dec 18, 2007: Until the authorities find a ball that is suitable for day/night Test matches you can't consider playing the longer version under light

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Where's Viru?

Dec 8, 2007: India have missed a trick by not naming Sehwag in the preliminary squad for Australia

The more things change

Nov 24, 2007: The India series will be final proof of how well Ponting has handled the loss of key players

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