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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 main non-event

May 4, 2009: If a stump falls and no one is around to write about it, does it mean Australia must be playing Pakistan

Pity the poor leggie

Mar 26, 2009: Bryce McGain should be given all the help he needs to make sure his first Test is not his last

Unpredictable is watchable

Mar 12, 2009: Australia have had to strain every sinew for the win against South Africa. It makes for a nice change

Whatever happened to team spirit?

Feb 26, 2009: Australia's dressing-room celebrations used to be about spontaneity and mateship. Not anymore, it would seem

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Six obsession

Jan 15, 2009: The Australian selectors' fixation on creating allrounders out of players who aren't has affected more than a few careers

How good is Haydos?

Dec 25, 2008: Matthew Hayden has played the muscular biffer, pillaging mostly average attacks with great success. Is he among the greatest openers, as his figures seem to indicate?

Why ugly can be beautiful

Nov 13, 2008: The cricket in the Nagpur Test was variously decried as being defensive and unimaginative. But who said Test matches are about attacking all the time?

Almighty who?

Oct 17, 2008: Ponting's team clearly isn't the force Waugh's or Taylor's were. They don't bat, bowl or field as competently

Better riper

Oct 3, 2008: Why legspinners are more proficient when they're older and wiser

Can bat, can bowl, can't write

Aug 18, 2008: All too few top-level players have the writing skills to match. So why are they increasingly making inroads into the cricket media?

Sri Lanka in Australia 2004

Prime stupidity

Jun 16, 2004: John Howard's one and only contribution has been to put paid to any hope of Muttiah Muralitharan touring Australia

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    'I felt as captain I had certain responsibilities to change the culture'

Mahela Jayawardene talks about reforming Sri Lankan cricket, and the challenges of handling big-name players

CPL games a chance to revive cricket in Lauderhill

The venue has a chance this weekend to show that the facility built for cricket has not been entirely lost to soccer

Pakistani summers

Peter Oborne recalls England-Pakistan series from the past
The Cricket Monthly July issue

    Starting trouble in Sri Lanka

Numbers Game: Since 2012, the average opening stand in Tests in Sri Lanka is 25.82, the lowest among the top countries

The hinterland of 40

Jon Hotten: At Lord's we saw three in-between scores of the sort that are as likely to annoy the selectors as excite them

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Loose West Indies succumb to Ashwin's wiles

One after another, the hosts' batsmen attempted questionable flicks and drives in their second innings, disregarding the drift and dip the offspinner was generating

Fresh Sabina track to refresh West Indies?

The likes of Alzarri Joseph and Miguel Cummins could narrow the gap between the two sides in Jamaica, on what looks set to be a green pitch

Ashwin emulates Botham with ton and seven-for

Stats highlights from the fourth day's play in Antigua where Ashwin's maiden five-wicket haul outside Asia bowled India to an innings victory

Four double-tons in a day, and a Eddie Redmayne lookalike

Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"

Shami bounces back with new weapon

Returning to Test cricket after a long layoff, Mohammed Shami ran up with noticeably shorter strides and dismantled West Indies' top order with pace and bounce

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