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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

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

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

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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

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

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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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Zimbabwe coach Dav Whatmore on the surreal and moving experience of being the first Full Member team to tour Pakistan in six years

Is it time to rethink the toss?

Jon Hotten: Why not let captains decide what batting or bowling first is worth and use runs to buy the advantage?

    The bat-first advantage in Tests

Numbers Game: Since 2009, teams batting first have a win-loss ratio which is 61% higher than it was between 2000 and 2008

'Long-term aim is to have one officiating DRS system'

ICC CEO David Richardson speaks about the need for context in bilateral cricket, and the creation of qualifying leagues

Another T20 bash, another T&T win

Business as usual? Yes, but this year's tournament had other stories too - not all of them positive. By Colin Benjamin

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Cricket in colour - What's your favourite team kit?

Papua New Guinea's attractive team kit at the World T20 Qualifier, cool cap included, caught our attention. What's your favourite of them all?

4391 runs after 35, and 2354 outside top five

On Sunday, Tillakaratne Dilshan became the 11th batsman to score 10,000-plus ODI runs. Here are the key numbers from his ODI career

Australia's soft centre exposed

The failure of anyone other than Chris Rogers to cope with the conditions at Edgbaston was another worrying sign of Australian fallibility abroad

Succession issues prompt hard questions

Australia's selectors and management have been accused of being too harsh on Brad Haddin but the team's horrible display at Edgbaston suggests that they may actually have been too lenient, and not just on him

Mustafizur and the art of the cutter

What makes this innocuous-seeming bowler so difficult to handle?

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