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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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    Ronchi's blitz, and remarkable ODI recoveries

Ask Steven: Also, the fastest ODI 150s, and the highest Test totals without a half-century

    Penalty runs the best punishment for slow over rates

Ashley Mallett: Fines and suspensions have had no effect. Awarding the opposition runs for every over a team falls short in a Test innings will definitely bite harder

    Pietersen stars in his own muppet show

David Hopps: KP'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"

    How to construct an ODI chase

Michael Bevan: Focus on targets smaller than winning the match, and back your tailenders to deliver for you

The many crickets of an Indian boyhood

Sankaran Krishna: Growing up in India, you play a number of varieties of the game, each developing a certain skill

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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

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

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

On TV it looks uglier than it actually is

Often reasonable arguments on the field look nasty beyond the boundary and on camera

'Teams can't have set formula' - Dravid

In the first episode of Contenders, a special ten-part buildup to the 2015 World Cup, Rahul Dravid and Graeme Smith discuss the impact of local conditions on team compositions and the issues surrounding the format of the tournament

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