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Former Australasia editor, ESPNcricinfo
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Thrown in at the deep end

May 9, 2008: What does swimming have to do with cricket? More than you think when it comes to coaching

In-vogue to outcast

Apr 18, 2008: Chris Rogers made his Test debut in January. Three months later he is without a national contract, and moving states

Peter English

The pressure's on the panel

Apr 4, 2008: Not much has been expected of Australia's selectors in recent years, but the time may have finally come for them to raise their game

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Domestic chore

Mar 21, 2008: Following a season of massive player change in the Australian domestic scene, the Pura Cup final needs to join the revamp

XI for '11

Mar 14, 2008: Australia have been shedding legends with alarming rapidity. What will their 2011 World Cup side look like?

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Goodbye to the summer of spite

Mar 7, 2008: Some lessons for India and Australia following three months of controversy and drama that overshadowed some wonderful cricket

ICL signs bowler for three years

Gillespie steps down in Adelaide

Feb 29, 2008: Jason Gillespie, Australia's sixth-most successful Test wicket-taker, has announced his retirement in Adelaide

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The whispered goodbye

Feb 29, 2008: Jason Gillespie deserves better than the muted farewell he will get

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Show me the money (but not to Matt or Ricky)

Feb 22, 2008: At the Indian Premier League auction 13 Australians suddenly discovered their world value, some to their chagrin

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Rash dash for cash

Feb 15, 2008: Why Australia's players should rest instead of joining the IPL crush

Life after Gilly

Jan 28, 2008: Adam Gilchrist has become the fifth top-drawer player to have quit the Australia side over the last year. Managing the transition will a massive challenge for Ponting and Co.

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The right time to exit

Jan 26, 2008: A man of the highest standards does not need to be told his powers are waning and Adam Gilchrist went before the occasional lapses could blur his spectacular name

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Attack hurts Australia

Jan 17, 2008: Waugh's over-confidence led to his team's streak of 16 ending in Kolkata in 2001, similar over-confidence from Ponting's side could have the same result in Perth in 2008

Ponting outpoints Waugh in record winning streaks

Never say draw

Jan 11, 2008: A comparison of the Test-winning streaks of Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting

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Open your eyes, Ricky

Jan 8, 2008: Australia's captain needs greater awareness of his team's actions

Australia v India, 2nd Test, Sydney, 5th day

Australia's attitude lacking in appeal

Jan 6, 2008: Australia could not believe it when they had several appeals turned down on the final day, but after the umpiring perks they received during the match they had nothing to complain about

Peter English at the SCG

Australia v India, 2nd Test, Sydney, 2nd day

Australia bow to very, very special batsman

Jan 3, 2008: As Laxman left the field, having made a sublime hundred, those watching knew they had witnessed something special

Slow bowling in a spin

Dec 21, 2007: Spin bowling is causing so many furrows that Australia's youth selectors have spent the past two weeks looking at how they can beef up the stocks

Big audio dynamite

Dec 14, 2007: Curse-free and fabulous. Listening in to the Australia-New Zealand Twenty20

Rewarding journey

Dec 7, 2007: Australia's selectors have been wooed again by Ashley Noffke, who is preparing for the Twenty20 against New Zealand on Tuesday

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Pakistan, press-ups and national redemption

The themes of redemption and rehabilitation had been a constant companion for Pakistan in the build-up to what proved to be an epic first Test, but it was only in that moment of victory that the true significance of their 75-run win could be understood

Keep calm. Misbah is here

Pakistan's thrilling triumph at Lord's was underscored by their captain's serenity

West Indies need to paper over bowling cracks

The hosts' pace attack, with a combined experience of 31 Tests and 56 wickets, is a candidate for being their weakest ever, yet India cannot simply show up and expect to win

An accident waiting to happen

England played a full part in a compelling Test, but if they are to continue to evolve as a Test side the top order has to shape matches

Masters of making the ball talk

The one constant in Pakistan cricket is the inherent quality and variety of the bowling. The use of the ball, its leather and its seam, is a culture, forensically explored and widely envied

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