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Sportswriter and senior lecturer in sports journalism at the University of Brighton
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South Africa v Australia? Now that's tasty

Nov 16, 2011: The two teams have been eyeballing each other since South Africa returned to international cricket. Theirs is the best rivalry today because it is a battle of wills

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When silence is mightier than the pen

Nov 3, 2011: Swann's criticism of Pietersen in his autobiography is another in a long list of players antagonising others in print - never been a wise thing to do

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The privilege of youth

Oct 20, 2011: Two promising new fast bowlers have given cricket watchers everywhere cause for cheer

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More meaningful T20, please

Oct 5, 2011: The shortest format is cricket at its most elemental and daring, and we need more of it - but only those games where people can be bothered to care about who wins

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Presenting the county awards for 2011

Sep 21, 2011: First-class cricket in England has been bright-eyed and rosy-cheeked for the last few seasons. And the one just concluded was truly special

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Better Galle than blandness

Sep 7, 2011: Why is a pitch that does a little too much deemed so much worse than one that's dead from day one?

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Being Andrew Strauss

Aug 24, 2011: There are more worthy goals ahead of England's captain still, but will he have the appetite for them, or the fortitude to keep self-doubt at bay?

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Clocks be damned

Aug 10, 2011: The seemingly outdated concept actually makes perfect sense in deciding the Test championship

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The case for substitutes

Jul 27, 2011: Why is cricket so resistant to permitting like-for-like replacements for players who are under-par and underperforming?

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The most compelling Test of them all

Jul 13, 2011: Context, quality, balance and drama make a Test memorable. Is there any one game that ticks all boxes?

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Two tier or not two tier?

Jun 29, 2011: The proposed FTP may seem unjust to some teams but the likes of Bangladesh won't have it worse than they already do; and maybe a two-tier structure is closer than we think

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Katich out of the bag

Jun 15, 2011: Players across sports have taken legal action for wrongful dismissal. The Australian opener could do the same, but financial compensation will hardly also bring a recall

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It's India v the rest of the world

Jun 1, 2011: Most Test nations and their players are in favour of using the DRS in international cricket. But will the BCCI succeed in influencing the ICC to decide against it?

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The bold and bountiful

May 18, 2011: What words would you use to describe Shane Warne's legacy to cricket?

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Why does Greig get a raw deal?

May 4, 2011: The former England captain is still not fully accepted by the English cricket establishment - supposedly for his role in the Packer affair. Why is this?

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The fifth man

Apr 20, 2011: Wisden radically chose to pick four cricketers of the year for 2010. But they could have gone further and picked a player who showed immense courage off the field

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East is where it's at

Apr 6, 2011: Cricket's power centre seems to have shifted Asia-wards - and not just economically

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Tendulkar and the wisdom of walking

Mar 24, 2011: What sped through his mind in the seconds before he was given not out against West Indies? Did he decide to go out of pragmatism or nobility?

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South Africa's new bogeymen

Mar 9, 2011: Are England bowlers. While on paper, the South Africans look better, in the pivotal moments it is England who have prevailed

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A tale of two jaw-dropping stats

Feb 23, 2011: Australia's unbeaten record since 1999 and the absence of home teams in World Cup finals: can India or another side get the better of these?

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Highest T20 score in Australia, and Kohli's run of form

Stats highlights from the final T20I between Australia and India in Sydney, which the visitors won to complete a series sweep

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There are some big names going under the hammer on Saturday. Who will get the largest paycheck? Vote now

The evolution of Virat Kohli into a complete batsman

He worked to improve as a batsman, mastering his weakness against the short ball, and learning new strokes even though he was successful without them

A rare failure for Usman Khawaja

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