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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

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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

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

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    A keen eye, a beating heart

Review: The Meaning of Cricket is a collection of Jon Hotten's writing that is lively with insight and anecdote. By Gideon Haigh

Gone too soon

Take our quiz on players whose careers were cut short
The Cricket Monthly July issue

    'As a leader, you need to understand the characters in the team'

Talking Cricket: Mahela Jayawardene talks about captaincy, and Arjuna Ranatunga's influence on Sri Lankan cricket

    'I play every match like it's my last'

Yasir Shah relives his success at Lord's and talks about what it's like to be acclaimed as the world's best spinner

A second revolution in Pakistan cricket

Kamran Abbasi: All four of Pakistan's victories at Lord's have been special. The latest one was extra sweet because it came after a 20-year wait

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Pakistan, press-ups and national redemption

The themes of redemption and rehabilitation had been a constant companion for Pakistan in the build-up to what proved to be an epic first Test, but it was only in that moment of victory that the true significance of their 75-run win could be understood

Keep calm. Misbah is here

Pakistan's thrilling triumph at Lord's was underscored by their captain's serenity

West Indies need to paper over bowling cracks

The hosts' pace attack, with a combined experience of 31 Tests and 56 wickets, is a candidate for being their weakest ever, yet India cannot simply show up and expect to win

An accident waiting to happen

England played a full part in a compelling Test, but if they are to continue to evolve as a Test side the top order has to shape matches

Masters of making the ball talk

The one constant in Pakistan cricket is the inherent quality and variety of the bowling. The use of the ball, its leather and its seam, is a culture, forensically explored and widely envied

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