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Former captain of Somerset; author of It Never Rains, Sometimes I Forgot to Laugh and other books
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Australia not charred by the Ashes

Nov 9, 2011: Things don't seem as dismal as they did in January. And that's because some tough and necessary decisions have been taken

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Can South Africa keep it going?

Oct 26, 2011: Their second generation of players is setting about the task of building a side strong enough to challenge the world, but it's not just about notching up the results

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South Africa must seize their chance to shine

Oct 12, 2011: They have the players and the leadership, but the board needs to get its house in order

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Sri Lanka on the brink

Sep 28, 2011: They'll lose more of their top players soon, and political interference in the game is rife. What does the future hold?

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The all-round art of Sangakkara

Sep 16, 2011: Balanced yet intense, ruthless in his need to succeed, always contributing to his team's cause, he is among the finest cricketers Sri Lanka has produced

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Whatever happened to accountability?

Aug 31, 2011: While players have become professional on and off the field, those who govern them have largely remained amateur in their attitudes. That needs to change drastically

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England take the old-fashioned route to the top

Aug 17, 2011: On their way to No. 1 they revived swing bowling, didn't let Twenty20 affect their batting, and showed that execution matters more than content

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Is there a method in the Australian selectors' madness?

Aug 3, 2011: The panel seems to be acting without rhyme or reason, mainly on the idea of shaking the tree until Test players emerge

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The triple

Jul 20, 2011: The 300-run milestone is unique to Test cricket, calling on the batsman to express the work of a lifetime in a single innings

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Sangakkara's challenge to cricket

Jul 5, 2011: His speech at Lord's should serve as a wake-up call to administrators to use the game to serve people, and not for selfish gains

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The primal contest

Jun 23, 2011: The game's essential match-up, of batsman against bowler, finds its best expression in Test cricket

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Who are cricket's future greats?

Jun 8, 2011: Are there batsmen and bowlers to replace Tendulkar, Kallis, Sangakkara and Steyn? And will they give rise to great teams as well?

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Watson's turnaround

May 25, 2011: Shane Watson has transformed the fragility of his body into solidity and become perhaps the most valuable player in the game at the moment

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Wright and Donald could do Australia good

May 11, 2011: The back-room team that guided New Zealand at the World Cup would not be a bad bet for the former champions as they look to rebuild

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What Bangladesh could learn from Sri Lanka's success

Apr 27, 2011: Sri Lankan cricket has its problems, but it is overall a success and born of a system worth emulating

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Cricket's impending crisis

Apr 13, 2011: The ICC board talks a lot about cleaning up the game. They might consider starting with themselves

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An encounter to stop a subcontinent

Mar 30, 2011: It may be only a cricket match, but try telling the millions who'll watch India v Pakistan in the World Cup semi-final that

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Don't knock the World Cup

Mar 16, 2011: The enthusiasm of the crowds, the organisation, the number of competitive matches, and the fact that three countries are sharing the load, has made this one a tournament worth watching

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South Africa's unburdened youngsters could do it

Mar 2, 2011: The team's World Cup chances are better this time round because many of their players don't carry the baggage their predecessors did. But they will be challenged by an underrated England

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Why we need a World Cup

Feb 16, 2011: Every sport requires a tournament that marks its pinnacle, that provides the ultimate testing ground for players and teams, that is a fitting shop window for the game

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The kinaesthetic beauty of timing

Sankaran Krishna: When batsmen transfer their body weight and movement precisely into the point of contact between bat and ball, the results can be glorious

    What does the future hold for Ian Bell?

The Switch Hit crew talk about Bell, Buttler's resurgence, and the pink ball

Can South Africa trust in Tabraiz Shamsi?

Luke Alfred: If they are serious about improving their T20 record, they could do worse than give Titans' promising chinaman bowler a look-in

    The Warner way

Numbers Game: Australia have had a rich tradition of left-hand opening batsmen, and David Warner is a worthy addition to that list

Olympic cricket? It's a yes from the women

Raf Nicholson: The funding and exposure will be huge for women's cricket

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The difference between Nagpur and Nottingham

One home advantage is not better or worse than the other, but this pitch had variable turn, bounce and pace to go with the fact that pitches that turn from ball one get worse with time

India's pace puzzle: Aaron or Umesh?

With India playing most of their Test cricket at home over the next 18 months, they will have to choose between their two quickest bowlers most of the time. A tricky choice, given Varun Aaron and Umesh Yadav's hit or miss tendencies

Ross Taylor treats himself

How Ross Taylor reconciled with New Zealand cricket and made the highest score by a visiting batsman in Australia

A six-ton Test, and Imran's prolific 30s

Plus: most runs in a Test by a New Zealander, and c&b by the same bowler twice in a Test

South Africa fall to record lows

Stats highlights from the second day's play in Nagpur, where South Africa collapsed to their lowest total since their return to Test cricket

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