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Writer based in Melbourne. Author of Golden Boy: Kim Hughes and the Bad Old Days of Australian Cricket
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The lingering image of Rubel Hossain

Mar 24, 2015: Short, slight, fast, skiddy, moves it sideways, in-drifts it, and gets good bounce. And the last Australia probably saw of him was two one-over spells

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Elegy for runlessness

Mar 18, 2015: Chatara to Dhawan: six balls, no runs, six paragraphs. There's a certain poetry about the maiden over

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Twenty-two balls from Chris Jordan

Mar 12, 2015: Or how England can take a simple idea and stretch it till it makes no sense at all

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Man walks into a bar, watches Afghanistan

Mar 6, 2015: It's natural that cricket's obsessives should relish the sparkle of Afghanistan's play this World Cup

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Soumya Sarkar's shot in the dark

Mar 2, 2015: The long-lasting memory of a young batsman we have never seen before is of that one brilliant shot announcing his arrival

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Ross Taylor: hips don't lie

Feb 17, 2015: On the first morning of the World Cup: a most engrossing 14 runs

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Watching Ashton Agar

Mar 28, 2014: When you make 98 from No. 11 on debut, it is your premature fate to never just be another name on a teamsheet

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The Marsh mystery

Mar 11, 2014: He looks like one of Australia's top six batsmen, doesn't make the necessary runs in first-class cricket, briefly dazzles in Tests, goes away, then comes back

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Why is it always about the team?

Feb 12, 2014: Insiders consider Kevin Pietersen's lack of "teamliness" his biggest flaw but spectators love to watch him play. So who matters more?

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The 52nd six

Dec 30, 2013: Watching and hearing a six hit at a ground is a visceral experience, even in an age when sixes are the norm, not the exception

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Faint fluttering decibels

Dec 26, 2013: Bill Lawry, no stranger, returns, with his gift to articulate precisely what the viewer is thinking

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A cricket ground's song

Dec 9, 2013: What makes a special cricket place special? At Adelaide Oval, part of it is that going to the cricket is about not having to watch the cricket

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Purportedly

The thing about speed guns

Nov 28, 2013: Does knowing how fast someone is bowling add to our experience of watching?

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Being liked

Nov 21, 2013: Thinking the Australian team unlikeable is a habit people slipped into. There comes a time for eyes to be readjusted

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Rhythm and the lost art of hanging on

Nov 14, 2013: T20 is bad for batting technique, but could it be good for batting mindsets?

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Unknown knowns at Limestone Exit

Dec 4, 2012: Ricky Ponting's departure can't have been the dream script people make it out to be, but at least he controlled his own destiny

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'Bryce-ee!'

Mar 29, 2012: McGain, he of one-Test fame, is well placed, perhaps, to see cricket's little disappointments for what they are

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The Lendl of cricket coaching

Mar 22, 2012: Has cricket missed out an obvious candidate?

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Eugenides and Adorno at the cricket

Mar 15, 2012: Is there any point in being sad about the Sheffield Shield's place in our culture today?

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Sachin of Benalla

Mar 2, 2012: They say no one ever remembers how you leave cricket, that the memory of you at your peak is what's everlasting. Is that true?

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The art of the inevitable

The Cricket Monthly: There is a tide in the affairs of games when an improbability becomes a certainty. Simon Barnes
TCM June issue

The anomaly that is Yasir Shah

Hassan Cheema: His success does not reflect the bigger picture of legspin in Pakistan, but the team will be hoping he remains the exception for a long time

    New Mishra swaps pressure for enjoyment

The Indian legspinner now understands his craft better and isn't bogged down by rejection. By Sidharth Monga

    'If you give up hope you should give up playing'

Australia's Clint McKay on cricket and surfing ambitions, Faulkner's fashion sense, and Quiney's lack thereof

Ken Grieves, lost hero

An Australian cricketer and footballer who played the Ashes - against the country of his birth. By Russell Jackson

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'I will walk away myself, but I still have some goals in my mind'

On the eve of his 100th Test, Pakistan's Younis Khan talks about achieving his dreams, beating controversy, and his retirement plan

Most fourth-innings tons, best average in Pak history

Statistics and records to celebrate Younis Khan's incredible journey as a Test cricketer. His next Test will be the 100th of his career

A squad without pace, keepers, or future planning

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

An irate Rayudu and Soumya's 'leg-cricket'

Plays of the day from the third ODI between Bangladesh and India in Mirpur

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

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