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Former Hampshire batsman; host of Channel 9's cricket coverage
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Sentimental in Sydney

Jan 7, 2013: The SCG for the Australia-Sri Lanka Test was a place for memories, goodbyes and a terrific show of support for a good cause

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Is rotation the future? Time will tell

Dec 29, 2012: The sports scientists now seem to be driving selection every bit as much as the selectors

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Use the DRS to get rid of howlers, not to strive for perfection

Dec 20, 2012: Cricket is not a perfect science, nor is television coverage. The quest should not be for perfect decisions but to eliminate appalling ones

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The legacy of Lahore 1996

Dec 13, 2012: Sri Lanka haven't achieved all they could have since their World Cup win, but whatever they have done is in spite of the system

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A short, sharp, compelling narrative

Dec 4, 2012: You could have argued for a longer series, but this one was close to perfect

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Just how much did Adelaide take out of Australia?

Nov 29, 2012: The two teams are evenly matched, but South Africa will struggle to get their balance sorted and Australia their fast bowlers' energy

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Faf celebrated in the land he denied

Nov 27, 2012: Faf du Plessis' epic fourth-innings hundred, which lasted nearly eight hours in the heat and humidity of Adelaide, is one of the greatest match-saving innings

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Is the no-ball law too exact?

Nov 21, 2012: Most rules are in favour of the batsman. Maybe it is time to give bowlers the line at least

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The hundred Ed had to have

Nov 15, 2012: Cowan's century at the Gabba was a celebration of bloody-minded determination over hope

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All eyes on the batsmen

Nov 8, 2012: Australia and South Africa have formidable pace attacks, so it will probably be those who perform best against those bowlers who will decide the series

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A battle of allrounders, captains, coaches and quick men

Nov 1, 2012: The Australia-South Africa series is one to make cricket lovers everywhere sit up. One man in particular

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Go well, Martin

Oct 18, 2012: New Zealand's greatest batsman will bring to his fight against disease the qualities he set store by in his fine cricket career

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Bravo, Hants

Sep 19, 2012: In praise of a champion county side

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South Africa in England 2012

Make 50 overs special again

Sep 6, 2012: England's awful display at Trent Bridge was partly down to the skewed priorities of the cricket schedule and, instead of the current fixture cram, short one-day series should be played before the Tests

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Andrew Strauss retires

One of England's best

Aug 29, 2012: There were no tears and no regrets. Just like during his career Andrew Strauss dealt in facts and reality when deciding to call it a day

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South Africa's superstars of '76

Aug 23, 2012: If you think the world's current No. 1 side takes some beating, take a look at their compatriots from 35 years ago

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England v SA, 3rd Investec Test, Lord's, 5th day

Kirsten does it again

Aug 20, 2012: After Test and World Cup success with India, Gary Kirsten has now led his native country to No. 1

Mark Nicholas at Lord's

England v South Africa, 3rd Investec Test, Lord's, 3rd day

Jonny earns his place in folklore

Aug 18, 2012: The 95 runs of epic character scored by Jonny Bairstow at Lord's were of immense importance to English cricket

Mark Nicholas at Lord's

England v South Africa, 3rd Investec Test, Lord's, 1st day

Finn shows his heart in full glare

Aug 16, 2012: It was a tight call over who would be England's third fast bowler at Lord's. The decision to stick with Steven Finn, despite his Headingley problems, was rewarded

Mark Nicholas at Lord's

Once flawless, England now oddly insecure

Aug 10, 2012: How hard will it be for them to get the wheels back on, Pietersen and all?

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Seventy-nine-year-old Ian Craig talks about the "next Bradman" tag, and how Jeff Thomson caused him to retire young

    India's opening conundrum

Numbers Game: In the last three-and-half-years, India's opening combinations have averaged 18 per partnership overseas, with only one 50-plus stand in 35 attempts

    In Larwood country

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India's bowling leader conundrum

The present Indian bowling line-up will tackle its first five-Test series without the proven guidance of Zaheer Khan, their bowling captain. India had unravelled without him in 2011. Will they do better this time around?

South Africa face the Kallis question

Accommodation for a great player like Jacques Kallis should be made with careful consideration and South Africa cannot get carried away with sentiment

Five key head-to-heads

From two embattled captains to the challenge for India's openers against the new ball, ESPNcricinfo picks five contests that could determine the series

Bevan's best, and a combined Indo-Pak team

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    Shakib Al Hasan trained with his team-mates as the BCB directors held their meeting in Mirpur, unaware of the massive punishment he was about to be hit with