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Former Australia captain, now a cricket commentator and columnist
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An Ashwin nightmare awaits Australia

Oct 16, 2016: They have traditionally struggled against good offspin bowling, and the Indian spinner can now be included among the best of his kind

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Trumper, Pujara and the art of dominating a spinner

Oct 2, 2016: Good footwork is much more than just stepping forward or swivelling on the back foot

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My evening with the Ox and Doolittle

Sep 18, 2016: A reunion with old South Australia players takes the mind back to the days when mentoring was simply a way of club life

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The time is ripe for a World Test Championship

Sep 4, 2016: There are more teams now vying for No. 1 than in earlier eras. It's time to play a dedicated series of matches to decide the champions

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Batsmen should begin spin training at an early age

Aug 21, 2016: Mastering the technique and footwork against slower bowlers cannot begin in your twenties. Training during your teens helps you adapt better to Test cricket

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That eccentric summer of '75

Aug 7, 2016: Looking back to the first streaker at Lord's, and perhaps the first high-profile incident of pitch vandalism

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Why close-catching standards have dropped

Jul 24, 2016: Technique and anticipation are important for close-in fielding. Many of today's fielders lack both

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Why not reduce bat sizes across all formats?

Jul 10, 2016: Asking for restrictions on bat dimensions in Tests is a start, but there needs to be more support for extending the change to limited-overs cricket as well

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Why Kumble could work out better for India than Greg Chappell did

Jun 26, 2016: He understands the Indian mentality better and doesn't have to deal with star players on the wane

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Day-night Test cricket makes sense

Jun 12, 2016: If players can adapt quickly to the pink ball, it will ensure more competitive cricket, which will guarantee bigger crowds

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Cricket writers who inspired me

May 29, 2016: The likes of Wooldridge, Benaud, Cozier and Gray were fine company and great to read and listen to

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Why captains should be mentored early

May 15, 2016: Former captains would do well to offer advice to young leaders of age-group teams to prepare them for bigger challenges at the highest level

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Give first-class cricket its due

May 1, 2016: For struggling Test teams to get better, they need to strengthen their domestic cricket and ensure their best players aren't lost to T20

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What T20 cricket can learn from baseball

Apr 17, 2016: Bringing back fences could help even up the contest between bat and ball, and ensure that all sixes are genuine

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Deviation a bowler's best weapon

Apr 3, 2016: With so little margin for error, especially in T20 cricket, any movement - on the air, off the pitch - is vital in giving the bowler a chance

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Sharper India back on track

Mar 20, 2016: Their crushing defeat to New Zealand was a jolt they needed to refocus, and against Pakistan they played like tournament favourites

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Six-hitting ability important to World T20 success

Mar 6, 2016: The flat pitches in India will favour those who consistently clear the ropes. The hosts are favourites, but Australia, England and South Africa can challenge them

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Bring back the back-foot no-ball law

Feb 21, 2016: Given how front-foot line calls are tougher than they look, this change would allow the umpire more time to focus on decisions after the ball is delivered

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Kohli's and Rohit's divergent paths to batting glory

Feb 7, 2016: One has found great success in limited-overs formats, while the other is a master of all

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The dangers of overstaying your time as captain

Jan 24, 2016: When a once-strong leader falls short of ideas, it tends to have a negative effect on the team. MS Dhoni is going through such a phase

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The Cricket Monthly October issue

    Mehedi's teenage five-for, and Batty's time gap

Ask Steven: Were the ten reviews in England's first innings in Chittagong a record?

    How to be a vice-captain

Brad Haddin: The low-profile role needs you to be advisor, mentor, morale-booster, minder, and unambitious about the top job

    Rilee Rossouw comes in from the cold

A thoughtless remark nearly derailed his career before it began. Now he has an Australian summer to look forward to

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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Dhoni's 9000 runs: 244 innings, 10109 balls

Almost two-thirds of Dhoni's 9000 ODI runs have come as captain and all of them with the extra responsibility of keeping

Kohli's chases, Dhoni's sixes

Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni dominate the stats highlights from the Mohali ODI

Dhoni revels in freedom to play at No. 4

India's limited-overs captain has wanted to bat up 'for a long time'; when he got the chance in Mohali, he played the big shots unhindered by the pressures of finishing a chase

An all-time Pakistan Test XI chosen by our readers

Recent middle-order mainstays make it to Pakistan's all-time XI selected on the occasion of the country's 400th Test

Rossouw comes in from the cold with eye on summer Tests

A thoughtless remark nearly derailed the South African batsman's career before it began. And then he got five ducks

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