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Big Max: ever the showman

Sep 28, 2016: Max Walker put people at ease with his cheerful disposition, self-deprecating humour, and generosity

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The Shield says goodbye to its top bowlers

Mar 23, 2016: Four of the top five wicket-takers of the last decade retire this season. Only one of them played Test cricket for Australia

Brydon Coverdale

The pink ball: evolution, not revolution

Nov 23, 2015: Day-night Test cricket is yet another change in Test cricket - one in many over the years. It does not amount to standing the game on its head, as some might suggest

Brydon Coverdale

Australia v England, World Cup 2015, Group A, Melbourne

Officials produce another fine mess

Feb 14, 2015: After a shambolic ending at the MCG, the ICC must act to restore the integrity of the umpiring process

Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

Hope for Hughes, feel for Abbott

Nov 26, 2014: It is impossible to imagine how Sean Abbott must feel after sending down that bouncer to Phillip Hughes. While the cricket world hopes for Hughes' recovery, it should also ensure Abbott is supported

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England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, The Oval

Lehmann fires, but misses the point

Aug 21, 2013: Instead of trying to rattle the England players, Australia's coach should focus on the issues in his own team

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Big Bash League 2013-14

Forget Tests, BBL is where it's at

Jul 22, 2013: Despite the disappointment at Lord's overnight, Cricket Australia had its eyes on the main game on Monday morning: a longer BBL in the upcoming home Ashes summer

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Eng v Aust, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge

Sins of omission are no sins at all

Jul 13, 2013: There is no "good samaritan law" requiring players to help umpires make their decisions, and punishing them for keeping quiet is absurd

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Australia news

Arthur's exit highlights deeper problem

Jun 24, 2013: Mickey Arthur's sacking, with just two weeks before the Ashes, is indicative of the current plight of the Australian team

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An irrevocable loss to Australian cricket

Jun 21, 2013: Ricky Ponting's retirement deprives Australian cricket of an invaluable, intangible resource: 21 years of experience at state level

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Australia news

Misjudgments all round in Warner saga

Jun 14, 2013: David Warner will have to work hard and tread carefully to reclaim his spot in the Australia team

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Watson's resignation throws up important questions

Apr 20, 2013: Who should replace him? And is Watson still in Australia's best XI?

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India v Australia, 4th Test, Delhi

Time for Watson to stand up as leader

Mar 21, 2013: Seeing Shane Watson captain Australia might be unpalatable to some but despite the events of the past fortnight he is the logical stand-in if Michael Clarke is unfit

Brydon Coverdale in Delhi

Australia v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Brisbane

Blaming rotation is missing the point

Jan 18, 2013: It is wrong-headed to suggest that Australia's resting and rotation of players should be scrapped after their awful performance in Brisbane

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Australia news

The unexpected departure

Dec 29, 2012: Michael Hussey's retirement has come as a surprise and it leaves Australia with a vast hole to fill ahead of a double Ashes year

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Brett Lee's retirement

Often injured, always quick

Jul 13, 2012: Brett Lee always maintained his upbeat attitude, regardless of how his body was coping with his demands. And it didn't matter who you were or how you played, he was never easy to face

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The man who excited and exasperated

Feb 17, 2012: Whether Andrew Symonds is remembered as a victim or a villain depends on your viewpoint. The truth probably lies somewhere in between

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Australia v India 2011-12

Captain first, batsman second

Jan 23, 2012: George Bailey would not command a place in Australia's T20 side on form alone, but he still has plenty to offer

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Australia v India, 3rd Test, Perth, 3rd day

No reason for Australia to get carried away yet

Jan 15, 2012: They know that to regain the No. 1 Test ranking, they'll almost certainly need to beat England, a different proposition from a crumbling Indian outfit

Brydon Coverdale at the WACA

South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Johannesburg, 2nd day

Time for Ponting to walk

Nov 18, 2011: Good timing is one of the finest attributes a batsman can possess. Ricky Ponting needs to show his by retiring after this Test. It's time to take the blinkers off and see the bigger picture

Brydon Coverdale at the Wanderers
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Go pro

Simon Barnes on the word "professional": once used to describe a lower class of player, it now stands for a job reasonably done
The Cricket Monthly October issue

    American football's in UK. Where's cricket in USA?

NFL has taken a long-term approach to expanding its base. Cricket's globalisation plans are still to click

    Can Bangladesh replicate ODI success in Tests?

Numbers Game: They have won seven out of 93 Tests. Can Shakib and Co redress that?

Why declaration bowling isn't always a mad thing

Liam Cromar: The mutually agreed target in the Middlesex-Yorkshire Championship game didn't feel unsporting because the captains wanted a contest

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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Candid Clarke's revelations and reckonings

Talking points from Michael Clarke's new autobiography

An Ashwin nightmare awaits Australia

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

India's chance to formulate game plan before Champions Trophy

With the Champions Trophy only eight months away, India's ODI selections from here on will have to be geared towards the larger picture

How three small words unravelled the Hughes inquest

A difficult week was made worse by how the players involved in the match in which Phillip Hughes was struck had their tactics and "nature of play" questioned

Asif marks first-class comeback with victory

ESPNcricinfo looks at the major talking points from the latest round of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2016-17

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