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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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Shelf life

Libraries and museums add to the game's lustre, but not many have figured out how to keep up with the times. By Scott Oliver
The Cricket Monthly March issue

    What Ranchi tells us about bat sizes

Mark Nicholas: Cricket is so much more than big hits and big runs. Hence the need to stop the march of big bats

    Good in Galle, great in Colombo

Diary: Mohammad Isam tucks into the joys Sri Lanka offers, and is on hand for an epic win for his team

Are statistical targets the right motivation?

Scott Oliver: Pre-season anticipation often inspires one to set goals, but when this takes the form of chasing numbers, the effect can be stultifying

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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Pujara plays India's longest innings

Stats highlights from the fourth day in Ranchi, where Cheteshwar Pujara batted for ages and the Australians toiled like they haven't had to in many years

India break down another big total

For the third time this home season, the team took the lead after its opposition put up 400 batting first but the Ranchi effort was special

Ashwin's late entry poses questions

Did Virat Kohli get his tactics right on the final day in Ranchi? Going by his fast bowlers' lines and R Ashwin's late introduction, the Indian captain took a few puzzling calls

The weirdness of Maxwell's proper Test innings

On a pitch most suited for him on this tour, David Warner, the T20-specialist-turned-Test star, got his eye in and then played a wasteful shot. The grown-up knock came from another T20 specialist, instead: Glenn Maxwell

Paint my love

Sudhir Gautam, uber Tendulkar fan, is now rooting for a new sport

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