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Former Australia captain, now a cricket commentator and columnist
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Behind every successful captain ...

Mar 14, 2010: ... is a stable administration and a supportive family. Michael Clarke, the Australian selectors and the Pakistan board would do well to note that

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Don't let your babies be fast bowlers

Feb 28, 2010: Lee has quit Tests at 33, while Tendulkar, nearing 37, has a renewed urge to dominate bowlers. What message does this send to youngsters taking up the game?

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Swing it to win it

Feb 14, 2010: Even the best batsmen are troubled by late swing. Why waste time finding ways to reverse the old ball when the new one can be just as damaging?

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Why Modi is like Sehwag

Jan 31, 2010: The IPL commissioner has moments of brilliance interspersed with occasional lapses, like the batsman's attacking strokeplay. What he needs is a steady partner at the other end

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The UDRS and Pakistan are failing

Jan 17, 2010: The ICC needs to take full responsibility for the running of the review system, and Pakistan need to own up to their poor out cricket and questionable tactics

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The new Bradman

Jan 3, 2010: Like the Don, Sehwag bats with an uncluttered mind, has made over 290 three times in Tests, and has the best strike rate among high scorers of his generation

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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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