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England v Australia, 3rd Test, Old Trafford, 5th day

Captaincy when it counted

Aug 15, 2005: The Australian view after the final of the third Test at Old Trafford

Australian View by Peter English

England v Australia, 3rd Test, Old Trafford, 4th day

Australia face their day of destiny

Aug 14, 2005: The Australian view after the fourth day of the third Test at Old Trafford

Australian View by Peter English

England v Australia, 3rd Test, Old Trafford, 3rd day

A small step to redemption

Aug 13, 2005: The Australian view after the third day of the third Test at Old Trafford

Australian View by Peter English

England v Australia, 3rd Test, Old Trafford, 2nd day

Taking an unfamiliar route

Aug 12, 2005: The Australian view after the second day of the third Test at Old Trafford

Australian View by Peter English

England v Australia, 3rd Test, Old Trafford, 1st day

A leader in need of direction

Aug 11, 2005: The Australian view after the opening day of the third Test at Old Trafford

Australian View by Peter English

England v Australia, 2nd Test, Edgbaston, 4th day

Australia facing their defining moment

Aug 7, 2005: The Australian view after the second Test ends in a two-run win for England

The Australian view by Peter English

England v Australia, 2nd Test, Edgbaston, 3rd day

Australia get their challenge but fail to rise

Aug 6, 2005: The Australian view of the third day of the second Test between England and Australia at Edgbaston

The Australian view by Peter English

England v Australia, 2nd Test, Edgbaston, 2nd day

Riding in England's slipstream

Aug 5, 2005: The Australian view from the second day of the second Test at Edgbaston

Australian View by Peter English

England v Australia, 2nd Test, Edgbaston, 1st day

Australia withstand England's storm

Aug 4, 2005: The Australian view from the first day of the second Test at Edgbaston

Australian View by Peter English

India v Australia, 4th Test, Mumbai, 2nd day

Born to ride

Nov 4, 2004: Revving up with his heavy metal music, Gillespie is quickly overtaking some greats of the game.

Australian View by Peter English

India v Australia, 3rd Test, Nagpur, 4th day

The reward of painstaking preparation

Oct 29, 2004: Peter English attributes Australia's success in India to their meticulous planning

Australian View by Peter English

bet365 preview: India v Zimbabawe, VB Series 2003-04

Zimbabwe 5/1 to cause upset

Jan 13, 2004: India are hot 1/9 favourites to win the next game of the VB Series, their first against Zimbabwe

Andrew Hall

New Zealand's captain rises in stature

Fleming fulfilled at last

Dec 22, 2003: Stephen Fleming's stature as a captain has never been in doubt

Lynn McConnell

Hard work ahead for India

India's belligerence sets up the series

Dec 9, 2003: Outstanding as India's response was to Australia in their much-awaited first Test at Brisbane, the concern has to be whether India might have fired their best shot

Lynn McConnell

Steve Waugh tribute

Waugh's place in the history books

Dec 2, 2003: In his Down Under View, Lynn McConnell pays his tribute to Steve Waugh

Lynn McConnell

New Zealand in Pakistan

Making the most of opportunity

Nov 25, 2003: In his Down Under View, Lynn McConnell urges New Zealand's latest recruits to strike while the iron is hot

Lynn McConnell

Cricket v rugby

Taking on the school bullies

Nov 18, 2003: New Zealand's cricketers lost to India on Saturday - a defeat hidden at home under an avalanche of analysis of thee New Zealand rugby team's defeat in their World Cup

Lynn McConnell
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Defensive captains' extended test

The duration of the Test series will allow Alastair Cook and MS Dhoni to reassess the strategies, or provide enough time to get thoroughly exposed

India look for their Indian summer

Billboards are calling the series England's Indian Summer, but it is India who are looking for that period of warmth, redemption after the last whitewash, for they have seen how bleak the winter that can follow is

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

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