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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

Brydon Coverdale

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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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

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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    How to construct an ODI chase

Michael Bevan: Focus on targets smaller than winning the match, and back your tailenders to deliver for you

Ten things different at this World Cup

And one that will be the same. A look at what has changed since 2011. By Alan Gardner

    You're not so big now, brother

ESPNcricinfo XI: When unfavoured teams trounced stronger ones at the World Cup

    Open with Rohit and Binny, with Kohli at No. 3

Ian Chappell: India's batting is going the way of their bowling, and they need get their order sorted before the World Cup

Who is the BBL aimed at?

Michael Jeh: There's nothing wrong with the quality of the cricket on offer, but the bells and whistles surrounding it are intrusive and overwhelming

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Kohli at No. 4 - defensive or practical?

It seems Virat Kohli is to not bat before the 12th or 13th over to strengthen the middle and the lower middle order. It suggests a lack of confidence in what was supposed to be India's strength in their title defence: their batting

44 balls, 16 sixes, 149 runs

Stats highlights from an incredible day in Johannesburg, where AB de Villiers smashed the record for the fastest ODI ton

On TV it looks uglier than it actually is

Often reasonable arguments on the field look nasty beyond the boundary and on camera

Open with Rohit and Binny, with Kohli at No. 3

India's batting is going the way of their bowling in Australia, and they need get their order sorted before the World Cup

Why cricket needs yellow and red cards

David Warner's repeated transgressions tell us that the game has a discipline problem that has got out of hand

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