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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

Peter English

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?

Peter English

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

Peter English

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.

Peter English

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

Peter English

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

Peter English

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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    My heart says New Zealand, head South Africa

Martin Crowe: How the top eight teams stack up ahead of the World Cup, plus predictions for the knockouts

    The emirate of Indian cricket and its subjects

Mukul Kesavan: What sort of cricketing culture sees conflict of interest as normal? The answer lies in the history of cricket administration in India

Which is the second-best World Cup team?

Australia are expectedly No. 1. Who takes silver? By Bishen Jeswant

    'I have what it takes to be a great Test batsman'

Couch Talk: West Indies batsman Kraigg Brathwaite on his mental approach, and his captaincy ambitions

NZ's problem of plenty, and Clarke v Warner

Beige Brigade: The boys feel smug about how good New Zealand are looking before the World Cup, and discuss their dislike for certain Australian players

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Off-stump blues leave Dhawan flailing

The out-of-form Shikhar Dhawan still has the backing of his captain, but there's no denying his slump has arrived at an inconvenient time for India and his technical issues have to be sorted out before they attempt to defend the World Cup

Open with Rohit and Binny, with Kohli at No. 3

India's batting is going the way of their bowling in Australia, and they need get their order sorted before the World Cup

Ten things that are different at this World Cup

And one that will be the same. A look at what has changed since 2011

Pietersen stars in his own muppet show

Kevin Pietersen's rubbishing of many aspiring English county professionals brings to mind the belief of Miss Piggy that "there is no one in the world to compare with moi"

Kohli at No. 4 - defensive or practical?

It seems Virat Kohli is to not bat before the 12th or 13th over to strengthen the middle and the lower middle order. It suggests a lack of confidence in what was supposed to be India's strength in their title defence: their batting

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