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Michael Clarke's retirement

Clarke's a career ever so near to greatness

Aug 19, 2015: Michael Clarke will be remembered as a great cricketer and as a fascinating, occasionally infuriating, but forever driven man

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ICC news

The plot thickens for world cricket

May 1, 2015: The game is undoubtedly entering a new period of volatility, as positions of power and influence start to shift, either by accident, design or a little of both

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Australia news

We've all been hit

Nov 26, 2014: Going out to play cricket today would have been near enough to impossible. Even doing so next week in the nets and at the Gabba for the first Test will be difficult

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Empower the ACSU to clean up T20

May 18, 2014: An independent ACSU must be allowed to pursue its own investigations and impose penalties if the game's custodians are serious about stamping out corruption in T20 leagues

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Australia in England 2013

Fawad's choice opens cultural faultlines

Sep 6, 2013: Hurried in as the legspinning saviour of Australian cricket, Fawad Ahmed's choice to not wear the Australian shirt bearing their beer-company sponsors has sparked a wider debate on immigration

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ICC World Cup 2015

A rental World Cup

Jul 30, 2013: The prefabricated surfaces prepared for 2015 are a case of character being traded for cash flow

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Australia news

Arthur let down by coach-killers

Jun 25, 2013: Australia's problematic cricketers overwhelmed Mickey Arthur, just as they did his former assistant Lachlan Stevens last summer

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Silencing the voices of truth

May 7, 2013: Tim May's removal from the ICC cricket committee maintains the eclipse of the outspoken at the governance table

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Australia's quest for a leader

May 1, 2013: The most significant leadership appointment of their winter tours to England may not have been for the Ashes

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Cricket Australia contracts 2013-14

Test players deserve CA contract security

Apr 3, 2013: In its current form, Australia's list of central contracts will only push young players away from Tests and towards T20 as the source of their security

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Australia news

Starc right to call Warne's bluff

Dec 11, 2012: In defending team-mates Nathan Lyon and Ben Hilfenhaus from perceived criticism, Mitchell Starc showed his heart is in the right place

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Australia in England 2012

Australia need Clarke at No. 3

Jul 4, 2012: Michael Clarke is Australia's most accomplished and fluent ODI batsman - he should be setting the agenda at the top of the order

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The facts of Ponting's ODI life

Feb 21, 2012: In the manner of his departure from ODIs, he has mirrored the relentless and single-minded way in which he played them. No fluff, just facts

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Khawaja's curious fade

Feb 15, 2012: His scores may not quite bear it out but Usman Khawaja's game has stagnated, and he may miss the West Indies tour

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The steel behind Arthur's smile

Nov 22, 2011: The new Australian coach is gregarious in public, but also capable of taking tough, and sometimes unpopular, decisions when needed

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Inver, the great communicator

Oct 29, 2011: You'd have difficulty finding a man more universally respected in the game in Australia than John Inverarity to fill the demanding role of national selector

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Ricky Ponting's 100th Test win

The proudest century

Sep 3, 2011: Success to Ricky Ponting is not about trophies, nor about his place in the pantheon - it is about winning Test matches

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Big Bash League

Clarke makes priorities clear by skipping BBL

Jul 22, 2011: By steering away from the BBL, Michael Clarke is making a definitive statement about what he values most

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Rob Steen: Lord Patel's appointment to the ECB could put the endangered format in the forefront, both financially and otherwise

    'Not playing Test cricket isn't a tragedy, losing a son is'

Couch Talk: Barry Richards puts his shortened Test career in perspective, and talks about Bedi, Pollock and Viv

Were Indian batsmen of earlier eras better against spin?

Kartikeya Date: Quality spinners have always thrived in India, so it may not be fair to suggest that the current generation of Indian batsmen is inferior

The travails of a middle-aged cricketer

Jonathan Wilson: When the bad days outnumber the good, and the aches and pains hasten your decline, you wonder if each game might be your last

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Ojha's time to 'relax' before Test debut

After spending 15 years in the domestic circuit, Naman Ojha is expected to make his Test debut in the third match, for which, he says, he is not facing additional pressure because of the long wait

Pujara's chance to beat his blues

After a ten-month free-fall, Cheteshwar Pujara will turn out for India once again at the traditional batting paradise that is the SSC. Can he make it count?

Why is Pujara given short shrift?

He averages better than Rohit Sharma but still has to fight for a place in the Test side, mostly because he doesn't play ODIs

Another bowling display of two halves

For the fifth time in the last year and a half, India had their opponents five down for less than 100 only to let the lower order off the hook

Resolute Pujara shines in stop-gap role

Cheteshwar Pujara's century was proof that at times in Test match play, survival need not mean mere tentativeness but the ability to wait for simpler things, like the loose ball

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