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Former Australasia editor, ESPNcricinfo
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Marks out of ten - Australia

Ponting to the fore

Jan 6, 2006: This will always be Ricky Ponting's series. He captained Australia to a 2-0 victory, marked his 100th Test with twin centuries and took two individual awards

Peter English

Ricky Ponting gets to 100 Tests

Magnificent in maturity

Jan 1, 2006: Ricky Ponting is like a child soapie actor who grew up with the world watching. He has been a fixture of Australian summer lounge rooms for so long that his walk towards cricketing middle age has come as a surprise

Peter English

The Australia-South Africa rivalry

World-Cup drops and shark bait

Dec 14, 2005: South Africa and Australia grudgingly admit common characteristics - sledging, playing hard and mostly fair, a desperate desire to win, more sledging - but that's where the conciliatory handshakes end

Peter English

Michael Hussey's arrival

Mr Cricket finds his way

Nov 23, 2005: A qualified teacher who prefers delivering run-scoring lessons, Michael Hussey has elbowed his way into the side ahead of other stars

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Australia's resurgence

Regaining lost power

Oct 18, 2005: Peter English writes on Australia's resurgence after losing the Ashes

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    'International cricket again, that's what I crave'

Roelof van der Merwe on his South Africa career, what made him shift to Netherlands, and his county cricket plans

    The fourth horseman of 2005

Review: Simon Jones' career was blighted by injury but he was a key part of the attack who brought the Ashes home for England a decade ago and his story remains a compelling one

    Swinging shoulders and chunky thighs

The Cricket Sadist Hour: Jarrod Kimber and Andy Zaltzman on the Ashes, Younis Khan, how unpretty left-handers can be, drones, and the ICC

A Hayden moment

Samir Chopra: The TV does no justice to some stunning pieces of work on the field. At times you need to have played - even casually - to appreciate these gems

A captain a minute

Or that's what it felt like in India at the tail end of the 1950s. By V Ramnarayan

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A squad without pace, keepers, or future planning

Five questions for the selectors who picked the second-string squad for the tour of Zimbabwe

Highest totals without a century, and dream ODI debuts

Also: the most team changes made by a country in successive one-day internationals, and highest individual Test scores in the second innings

Dhoni and Kohli: a clash of ideologies?

The personalities and philosophies of India's two captains could not be more different. That makes for a tricky situation, which India's cricket administration must handle well

Johnson back to intimidate with word and deed

At the age of 33, Johnson does not expect to be back for another Ashes campaign and, since being forced to miss last year's World Twenty20 with a toe injury, he has played every game as if it is his last

'If you play your game, you are fearless' - Vijay

M Vijay opens up about surfing, his unimpressive record in ODIs and the chance to improve on that, and about learning to express himself more freely

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