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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

Brydon Coverdale

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

Brydon Coverdale

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

Brydon Coverdale

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

Brydon Coverdale

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

Brydon Coverdale

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

Brydon Coverdale

Watson's resignation throws up important questions

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

Brydon Coverdale

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

Brydon Coverdale

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

Brydon Coverdale

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

Brydon Coverdale

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

Brydon Coverdale

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

Australia in South Africa 2011-12

What to do with Watson?

Nov 12, 2011: While his bowling remains important to Australia, consideration must be given to him moving down the batting order

Brydon Coverdale

Australia news

Australia should look worldwide for a coach

Sep 21, 2011: Australia must not be afraid to consider a foreign head coach after Tim Nielsen's wise decision not to reapply

Brydon Coverdale

A different type of clean sweep

Aug 19, 2011: Don Argus has made far-reaching recommendations in his review into Australian cricket. It is the first step in the right direction

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My Favourite Cricketer: Jack Russell brought a neatness to the keeper's art that was matched by his meticulous scruffiness in other regards. By Scott Oliver

    Rewarding times for Hashim Amla

Numbers Game: The rate at which he has accumulated ODI hundreds and MoM awards is among the fastest in history

'Ponting was an instinctive, aggressive player'

Modern Masters: Rahul Dravid and Sanjay Manjrekar discuss Ricky Ponting's technique

    MacLeod spells hope for Scotland

Allrounder Calum MacLeod's return from a faulty action is key to Scotland's World Cup hopes. By Tim Wigmore

How boring is boring cricket?

Probably not as much as boring periods in the likes of rugby, football and tennis, Russell Jackson thinks

News | Features Last 7 days

Manic one-day chases, and daddy partnerships

Also, most brothers in a Test XI, and the fastest to 20 ODI centuries

Has international cricket begun to break up?

The gap between the haves and the have-nots is growing wider, and the disenchantment is forcing a devaluation of Test cricket among weaker teams

Well worth the wait

Zulfiqar Babar missed five seasons between his first two first-class matches, and was 34 when he finally made his Test debut, but he is quickly making up for all the lost time with his artful left-arm spin

Younis Khan and the art of scoring hundreds

Out of 70 batsmen who've scored 15 or more Test hundreds only five are from Pakistan, but Younis Khan's appetite for hundreds matches that of some of the top contemporary batsmen

Australia outdone in every way

Surviving into the final session of the last day cannot disguise the fact that Australia's continued inability to play spin contributed to an all-round thrashing

News | Features Last 7 days

    Has international cricket begun to break up? (83)

    The gap between the haves and the have-nots is growing wider, and the disenchantment is forcing a devaluation of Test cricket among weaker teams

    Lyon low after high of 2013 (51)

    The offspinner was Australia's highest wicket-taker in 2013, but his form has dipped sharply this year

    Australia outdone in every way (51)

    Surviving into the final session of the last day cannot disguise the fact that Australia's continued inability to play spin contributed to an all-round thrashing

    Well worth the wait (36)

    Zulfiqar Babar missed five seasons between his first two first-class matches, and was 34 when he finally made his Test debut, but he is quickly making up for all the lost time with his artful left-arm spin

    No Ajmal, no problem for Pakistan (33)

    When a team loses its best bowler, it is expected that the team's performance will suffer. As usual, Pakistan defied the expectations